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Table 3 Number of Studies by CAM Method (N = 147)

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

Alternative Medicine Systems
(AMS)
Biological Based Therapies
(BBT)
Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies
(MBBT)
Mind-Body Therapies
(MBT)
Acupuncture (n = 44)a Herbal Medicine (n = 16)b Massage (n = 3) Hypnosis (n = 2)
Ayurveda (n = 17) Homeopathy (n = 1) Osteopathy (n = 1) Relaxation (n = 8)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (n = 71)a,b Naturopathy (n = 1) Chiropractic medicine, reiki, reflexology, shiatsu, therapeutic touch, touch therapy (n = 0) Yoga (n = 3)
  1. aThere were 11 articles that contained evidence for both acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Duplicate articles were reviewed in all categories
  2. bThere were 6 articles that contained evidence for both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Duplicate articles were reviewed in all categories