Acupuncture reduces miscarriage in pregnancy
A randomised controlled trial comparing acupuncture (plus moxibustion) to medication (oral clomiphene) in 120 women with infertility due to ovulatory disturbance.
After treatment for 3 menstrual cycles women in both groups showed similar increases in ovulation rates.
However, the pregnancy rate in the acupuncture group was significantly higher than that in the medication group (p0.05), due to lower levels of miscarriage.
Song et al. (2008) [Clinical observation on acupuncture for treatment of infertility of ovulatory disturbance]. [Chinese] Zhongguo Zhenjiu. 28(1): 21-3