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Table 6 Overall Summary of CAM Outcomes

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

Type of CAM Female Factor Male Factor May reduce stress
Acupuncture ? ? ?
Ayurveda X ? X
Chinese Herbal Medicine ? X X
Herbal Medicine X X X
Chiropractic Medicine X X X
Massage X X
Osteopathy X X X
Homeopathy X X X
Naturopathy X X X
Hypnosis X X X
Yoga X X
Key Level of Evidence
X There is a lack of good scientific evidence that this CAM technique improves the outcome.
? Evidence is conflicting. While some studies show that there is an improved outcome, others show no change in outcome.
There is evidence that this CAM technique may improve the outcome.