Acupuncture as adjunctive therapy in assisted reproduction: remaining uncertainties

Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1362-3; discussion 1368-70. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2005.10.062. Epub 2006 Apr 5.


Two randomized trials provide suggestive evidence that acupuncture might be an effective adjunctive therapy in assisted reproductive technologies, leading to improved pregnancy rates. However, additional research addressing remaining scientific and methodologic issues is needed before routine use of acupuncture can be recommended.

Publication types

  • Comment

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