Table 1. The composition of category (Chinese Medicine) in 1186 infertility cases in China
Category Number of Cases Percent %
Kidney deficiency plus Blood stagnation 280 23.61
Liver qi stagnation plus Blood stagnation 226 19.06
Kidney deficiency Plus liver qi stagnation 192 16.19
Kidney deficiency and Phlegm dampness 158 13.32
Kidney yang deficiency 70 5.9
Liver qi stagnation 55 4.64
Kidney yin deficiency 50 4.22
Blood stagnation 45 3.79
Blood stagnation plus Phlegm dampness 40 3.37
Liver qi stagnation plus Phlegm dampness 25 2.11
Phlegm dampness 25 2.11
Others 20 1.69
TOTAL 1186 100%
Table 2. Meridian selection frequency
Name of Meridian Frequency Percent %
Ren Mai 48 39
Kidney Channel 21 17.1
Spleen Channel 13 10.1
Urinary Bladder Channel 12 9.8
Stomach Channel 12 9.8
Du Mai 3 2.4
Liver Channel 2 1.6
Small Intestine 1 1
Table 3. Acupuncture points frequently used for infertility treatment in classic Chinese Medicine literature
Point Location Point Name Frequency %
Stomach ZhongJi - CV3 18 14.6
Stomach GuanYan - CV4 17 13.8
Leg RanGu - K12 10 8.1
Stomach ShuiDao - ST28 9 7.3
Stomach SanYinJiao - SP6 8 6.5
Stomach ZiGong - EX8 * 6 6.9
Leg YinLian - LR11 5 4.1
Stomach ShangQiu - SP5 5 4.1
Stomach YinJiao - CV7 4 3.3
Stomach ShiMen - CV5 4 3.3
Stomach QiHai - CV5 3 2.4
Back MingMen - GV4 3 2.4
Back ShangLiao - BL31 3 2.4
Back ShenShu - BL23 3 2.4
Stomach QiChong - ST30 3 2.4
Leg YongQuan - KI1 3 2.4
Leg ZhaoHai - KI6 3 2.4
Stomach ShenQue - CV8 2 1.6
Leg QuQuan - LR8 2 1.6
Stomach SiMan - KI14 2 1.6
Back ZhongLiao - BL33 2 1.6
Back CiLiao - BL32 2 1.6
Stomach ShiGuan - KI18 1 0.8
Leg ZhuBin - KI19 1 0.8
Leg ShuiQuan - KI15 1 0.8
Leg KunLun - BL60 1 0.8
Leg ZhiYin - BL67 1 0.8
Arm HeGu - LI4 1 0.8
Leg XueHai - SP10 1 0.8
*location of ZhiGong - EX8: 3 Cun lateral to CV3
Table 4: Acupuncture and Moxibustion frequency in infertility treatment recorded in classic Chinese medicine literature
Point Method(Frequency) Point Method(Frequency)
ZhongJi Acu(1), Mox(4) ? Shu Mox(1)
GuanYuan Acu(2), Mox(10) ZhiYin Mox(1)
ShiMen Acup(with reducing method)+Mox (1), Mox(1) SanYinJiao Mox(2)
ShenQue Mox(2) - one of them using cushion of salt and ginger ShangQiu Acu(1), Mox(2)
QiHai Mox(1) ShuiDao Mox(7)
RanGu Acu+Mox(1), Mox(5) QiChong Acu(1)
YongQuan Acup+Mox(1) MingMen Mox(1)
SiMan Mox(2) HeGu Mox(1)
Table 5: Acupuncture treatment frequency vs. Infertility Category and Menstrual Cycle
Infertility Category Start treatment from the 5th day of cycle Start treatment from the mid-day of cycle Treatment during the whole cycle
Kidney differency 13 16 12
Blood stagnation in uterus 5 8 21
Phlegm dampness 2 5 10
Liver qi stagnation 3 5 9