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Clinical Trials

Many clinical trials have been conducted and continuing research is occurring in to whether acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment.

If you would like to read more about the various trials and research, please click on the links below.

The role of acupuncture in in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Review article

Shen C, et al. GynecolObstet Invest. 2015.

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Randomized controlled trial: effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization

Presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, which was held in San Francisco on November 8–12, 2008.

Author links open overlay panel IreneMoyM.D.MagdyP.MiladM.D.RandallBarnesM.D.EdmondConfinoM.D.RalphR.KazerM.D.XingqiZhangPh.D.

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Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial

Acupuncture research and reviews

If you would like to read more about certain abstracts and references for relevant research articles other than those listed on our website 

Please click below to be redirected to pages providing a library or resource of studies of Chinese medicine relevant to reproductive health that have been published (for the most part) in peer reviewed academic journals.

Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Acupuncture on Live Births Among Women undergoing In Vitro Fertilization – A Randomized Clinical Trial

Acupuncture treatment in private practice compared to clinical trials

It’s important to note that the above studies are all looking at different forms of acupuncture under different settings. It is not possible to conclude from this that the form of treatment we provide is going to provide any of the benefits (or lack of benefits) which are shown in those studies. We continue to monitor this developing area of scientific study, and look to model our treatments on the best evidence available. You should always be aware that because of the ongoing nature of this research, there are no definitive answers about what treatments work (and what treatments don’t). We believe acupuncture to have potential in this area, and actively have participated in clinical trials.