12. November 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Chinese Herbal Medicine, Infertility

A systematic review by Australian authors suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) can improve pregnancy rates two-fold within a three to six month period, compared with Western medical fertility drug therapy (WM). Forty RCTs involving 4247 women with infertility were included in their systematic review. Meta-analysis suggested a 1.74 higher probability of achieving a pregnancy with CHM therapy than with WM alone amongst women with infertility. Trials included women with PCOS, endometriosis, anovulation, fallopian tube blockage and unexplained infertility. Mean pregnancy rates in the CHM group were 60% compared with 33% in the WM group. (Chinese herbal medicine for female infertility: an updated meta-analysis. Complement Ther Med. 2015 Feb;23(1):116-28).

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