Statistics and Traditional Chinese Medicine


The methods and techniques used in Traditional Chinese Medicine have been time tested over thousands of years and have helped literally millions of people. Recently Oriental Reproductive Medicine has been proven to increase pregnancy rates in several research trials. However, unlike Reproductive Endocrinologists, at this time there are no set regulations on how acupuncturists report statistics on patient outcomes. Currently which patients are included or excluded from statistical data or what parameters are used is solely determined by the individual practitioner. No guidelines have been established to guarantee transparency. The ethical reporting of pregnancy outcomes is a very serious issue that the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine is currently investigating. Read more…