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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for tubal obstruction infertility

As many know I am a research dork and spend my spare time doing more research in Chinese Medicine - so here is a lovely meta analysis of random controlled trials which has just been published, showing how Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine actually does work for tubal obstruction infertility!





Acupuncture-related therapies outperformed control interventions in improving pregnancy rates, tubal patency rates, and overall effectiveness while demonstrating a lower incidence of adverse events.


The network meta-analysis included 1580 articles, with 23 meeting the criteria. These studies involved 2355 patients and explored 13 intervention measures.

Acupuncture + Chinese Herbal Medicine was identified as the most effective for pregnancy rates, MOX for tubal patency rates, and MOX+AP for overall effectiveness. (MOX means effective!)


The safety profile of acupuncture-related interventions was acceptable. These findings offer novel treatment strategies for acupuncture-related interventions, providing practitioners with evidence-based guidance.


@Evidence Based Acupuncture

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