Research on conventional infertility treatments that monitored the results of 580 couples in Scotland found such treatments to have absolutely no benefit. The research involved 5 hospitals using artificial insemination and the infertility drug Clomid.

By contrast, another study found that after one course of auricular acupuncture, 9 women conceived, and another 8 conceived after 2 courses of treatment.

In another preliminary trial, women who did not ovulate were treated with acupuncture 30 times over 3 months, resulting in a marked improvement in 35% and slight improvement in 48% of trial participants.