Women having acupuncture while undergoing IVF increase their chances of getting pregnant by 65 per cent, according to new research.
Experts found evidence of success for women who had acupuncture within one day of embryo transfer.
The study, by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the US and the VU University Amsterdam, involved a review of seven published trials.
A total of 1,366 women undergoing IVF were included in the trials, which compared acupuncture given within one day of embryo transfer, sham acupuncture where needles are inserted away from points used in genuine acupuncture, and no additional treatment.
Women of various ages with different causes of infertility were included.