Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 312–316 | Cite as

Progress of integrative Chinese and Western medicine in treating polycystic ovarian syndrome caused infertilit

  • Song Juan-juan  (宋娟娟)
  • Yan Miao-e  (闫妙娥)
  • Wu Xiao-ke  (吴效科)Email author
  • Hou Li-hui  (侯丽辉)


Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most popular diseases that cause menstrual dysfunction and infertility in women. The present paper is a brief retrospection on the progress in treatment of PCOS caused infertility with integrative Chinese and Western medicine (ICWM). It can be seen from these materials that using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) recipes formulated by Shen-replenishing herbs or acupuncture to reinforce Gan-Shen, regulate Chong-Ren Channels in treating PCOS, stable clinical efficacy could be obtained, with less adverse reaction, though the effect initiated somewhat late. Whereas, when Shen-replenishing recipe and acupuncture are combined with hormone or ovulation promoting drugs of Western medicine, the above-mentioned shortcomings would be overcome. So, this combined therapy is frequently used in clinical practice.

Key Words

polycystic ovarian syndrome integrative Chinese and Western medicine therapy traditional Chinese medicinal treatment drug therapy 


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© Chinese Association of Traditional and Western Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Song Juan-juan  (宋娟娟)
    • 1
  • Yan Miao-e  (闫妙娥)
    • 1
  • Wu Xiao-ke  (吴效科)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hou Li-hui  (侯丽辉)
    • 1
  1. 1.Gynecological and Obstetric DepartmentFirst Hospital Affiliated to Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese MedicineHarbinChina

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