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Table 1 Search Terms Used

From: Evidence for the use of complementary and alternative medicines during fertility treatment: a scoping review

Population Terms Outcomes of Interest Type of CAM
General
infertility, subfertility, fertility
Type of Treatment
assisted reproduction, fertility treatment, infertility treatment, IVF, ICSI
General CAM Terms
alternative medicine, complementary alternative medicine, complementary medicine, alternative medicine
Female
female infertility, female subfertility, female fertility
Mental Health
anxiety, depression, infertility-related distress, emotional distress
Alternative Medicine Systems
acupressure, acupuncture, moxibustion, naturopathy, homeopathy, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, traditional medicine
Male
male infertility, male subfertility, male fertility
  Biologically Based Therapies (BBT)
Chinese herbal medicine, herbal medicine, herbal supplements
   Manipulative-and-Body Based Therapies (MBBT)
chiropractory, healing touch, massage therapy, Mercier therapy, osteopathy, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu, therapeutic touch, touch therapy
   Mind-Body Therapies (MBT)
hypnosis, meditation, relaxation, yoga