Chinese Herbal Medicine Fertility Studies

Chinese herbal medicine and clomiphene citrate for anovulation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
See CJ, McCulloch M, Smikle C, Gao J., J Altern Complement Med. 2011 May;17(5):397-405. CONCLUSIONS: Chinese herbal medicine may increase the effectiveness of CC therapy. However, the RCTs are of poor methodological quality and small sample size, and the results require confirmation with rigorously controlled studies.
Published on May 17, 2011

Chinese Herbal Medicine Fertility Studies
Ried K, Stuart K., Complement Ther Med. 2011 Dec;19(6):319-31. CONCLUSIONS: Our review suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF. Assessment of the quality of the menstrual cycle, integral to TCM diagnosis, appears to be fundamental to successful treatment of female infertility.
Published on Dec 19, 2011

Impact of whole systems traditional Chinese medicine on in-vitro fertilization outcomes.
Hullender Rubin LE et al. 2015. Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 2015 Jun;30(6):602-12. Overall, IVF with adjuvant WS-TCM (whole-systems traditional Chinese medicine) was associated with greater odds of live birth in donor and non-donor cycles.
Published on Jun 30, 2015

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