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Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1362-3; discussion 1368-70. Epub 2006 Apr 5.

Acupuncture as adjunctive therapy in assisted reproduction: remaining uncertainties.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.


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.

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