Acupuncture combined clomiphene citrate for anovulatory infertility

Acupuncture is a popular therapy for women fertility treatment which is supported by many researches. A recent review evaluated the comparative effectiveness of acupuncture or acupuncture combined with clomiphene citrate (CC) versus CC alone on the outcomes of anovulatory infertility. In this study 1441 women were included. They found that patients who received acupuncture as a separate treatment modality had higher pregnancy rate and larger the maximum follicular diameter when compared with CC alone. There was a reduction in the rate of pregnancy loss when acupuncture was used as a separate treatment compared with CC alone. They concluded that the use of acupuncture as a monotherapy significantly improved the rate of pregnancy among the study participants compared with the use of CC alone.

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Gao et al Acupunct Med. 2020 Feb;38(1):25-36. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2017-011629. Epub 2019 Oct 3.

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