Daily Mail reports: Couples with fertility problems are twice as likely to get pregnant using traditional Chinese medicine as western drugs, say researchers.
Previous research suggests acupuncture may help some childless couples to conceive. The latest study from researchers at Adelaide University, Australia, reviewed eight clinical trials, 13 other studies and case reports comparing the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with western drugs or IVF treatment. The review funded by the Australian government included 1,851 women with infertility problems, says a report in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine.
Researcher found a two-fold improvement in pregnancy rates over just four months of treatment from practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine.
Review of the clinical trials alone found a 3.5 rise in pregnancies over a four-month period among women using TCM compared with western medicine.
Other data covering 616 women within the review showed 50 per cent of women having traditional Chinese medicine got pregnant compared with 30 per cent of those receiving IVF treatment.
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