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Australian Traditional Medicine Society                       

Newport and Surrounds 

Local Bodywork

Williamstown Yoga -

Yoga Path: Newport -

Societies of interest

Endometriosis org

The Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association of Australia -


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RESEARCH that may be of interest...

Meta analyses and recent reviews:

This review, from researchers in Adelaide, Australia presents a meta analysis of trials and cohort studies, and compares pregnancy rates achieved with the Chinese medicine compared with assisted reproduction techniques including IVF. 

The researchers found that Chinese herbal medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2 fold within a 4 month period compared with fertility drug treatment or IVF. 

Objective: To assess the effect of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine 

Abstract:(CHM) in the management of female infertility and on pregnancy rates

compared with Western Medical (WM) treatment. 

Methods: We searched the Medline and Cochrane databases and Google Scholar
until February 2010 for abstracts in English of studies investigating
infertility, menstrual health and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
We undertook meta-analyses of (non-)randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or
cohort studies, and compared clinical pregnancy rates achieved with CHM
versus WM drug treatment or in vitro fertilisation (IVF). In addition, we
collated common TCM pattern diagnosis in infertility in relation to the
quality of the menstrual cycle and associated symptoms. 

Results: Eight RCTs, 13 cohort studies, 3 case series and 6 case studies
involving 1851 women with infertility were included in the systematic

Meta-analysis of RCTs suggested a 3.5 greater likelihood of
achieving a pregnancy with CHM therapy over a 4-month period compared with
WM drug therapy alone

Conclusion: this review suggests that management of female infertility with chinese herbal medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2 fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF

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