A  Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic

JOURNAL OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Page 412, VOL. 41 NO. 7, JULY 2000

Clinic Observation on 35 Cases of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Treated with
Tonifying the Kidney Plus Acupuncture
Author: Sang Haili, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and
Pharmacy, Jinan 250012

ABSTRACT FROM ORIGINAL ARTICLES

75 polycystic ovary syndrom patients were divided into the following two groups through random selection:
traditional Chinese medicine treatment group, 45 patients and clomiphene treatment control group, 30 patients.

Tonifyong the kidney plus acupuncture method was used for treatment of 45 cases of polycystic ovary
syndrome ( treatment group ). The herbal remedies A, B, C, D were respectively administrated according to
different syndrome types such as kidney deficiency accompanied with blood stasis and stagnation of phlegm
and retention of heat in liver and gallbladder, and different time of menstrual cycle. Acupuncture treatment for
promoting ovulation was carried out on the 12th day of menstruation.

Results indicated that the cured rate was 48.6%, the total effective rate  91.4% for treatment group. The cured rate
was 33.3%, the total effective rate 80.0% for the clomiphene control group. The ovulation rate was 82.9% for
treatment group and 80.0% for clomiphene control group. The pregnancy rate was 42.9% for treatment group and
26.7% for clomiphene contril group. The rate of becoming normal menstrual cycle was 94.3% for treatment group
and 80.0% for clomiphene control group. The treatment group in the clinical therapeutic effect, the pregnancy rate,
the rate of becoming normal menstruation was significantly superior to those of the control group (P<0.05 or P<0.01 ).

Key words: Polycystic ovary syndrome/ TCM therapy