Chinese herbs twice as effective as infertility medications Our review suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese herbal medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 3–6 month period compared with Western medical fertility drug therapy. In addition, fertility indicators such as ovulation rates, cervical mucus score, biphasic basal body temperature, and appropriate thickness of the endometrial lining were positively influenced by CHM therapy, indicating an ameliorating physiological effect conducive for a viable pregnancy. Reference Ried. (2015) Chinese herbal medicine for female infertility: An updated meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 23, Issue 1, 116-128.