Acupuncture and infertility: we need to stick to good science

Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1359-61; discussion 1368-70. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2005.10.063. Epub 2006 Apr 5.


The research published to date does not show a definitive positive impact of acupuncture on IVF success rates. However, researchers seem to lack traditional scientific practices when interpreting the data.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture / methods*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted*
  • Treatment Outcome