The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Effects of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization: Another review

    Here’s the latest from the University of Southampton School of Medicine, in the UK.

    First, the details.

    • Data from 14 studies (a total of 2670 subjects) were included in the meta-analysis.
    • The results of studies as measured by live birth rate, ongoing pregnancy rate, clinical pregnancy rate, the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and multiple pregnancy, miscarriage rate, and adverse effects arising from treatment.

    And, the results.

    • The authors concluded, “The results provided no evidence of benefit in the use of acupuncture during assisted conception.”

    The bottom line?

    Acupuncture’s effects on fertilization have been covered many times, here. Most authors agree with this review, although a few have reported positive results.

    1/10/10 20:14 JR

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