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Acupuncture and Herbs Clear Fallopian Obstruction Infertility
June 22, 2017
Another study has come out showing the effectiveness of acupuncture in addressing a wide-range of infertility causes. In this study, researchers looked at the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs for clearing or minimizing obstructions in the fallopian tubes of women. 200 women with fallopian tube-related infertility were divided randomly into two groups: those who received weekly acupuncture treatments with Chinese herbs and those who took commonly prescribed Western medications. The results are extremely clear: those in the TCM (acupuncture and Chinese herbs group) had a 90% effectiveness rate in which 53% had complete dissipation of all obstructions. There was also a 65% pregnancy rate following treatment for those in the TCM group while those in the standard medication group had a 42% total recovery rate and, here's the kicker, only a 38% pregnancy rate following standard, Western treatment. The study had each group engage in treatment for three courses (or over the period of three menstrual cycles). Imagine what the pregnancy rate would be for those engaging in acupuncture and Chinese herbs if they decided to engage in treatment even longer? See below for a link to the article and actual study (including points and herbs used):
Ding L, Wang PJ, Zhu SM, Liu GY & Cao CL. (2014). Clinical study on the treatment of fallopian tube obstructive infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Modern Journal of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine. 23(17).