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Table 1 Main herbal formula selection

From: Manual acupuncture for the infertile female with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): study protocol for a randomized sham-controlled trial

Period Pattern Formula Composition
Menstrual period   Taohong Siwu decoction Radix Rehmanniae Preparata, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Paeoniae Alba, Rhizoma Chuanxiong, Semen Persicae, Flos Carthami
Non-menstrual period Spleen–kidney Yang deficiency Bushen Tiaojing decoction Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Rhizoma Chuanxiong, Radix Rehmanniae Preparata, Radix Paeoniae Alba, Poria, Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, Semen Cuscutae, Radix Astragali, Fructus Lycii, Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Liver–kidney Yin deficiency Guishao Dihuang decoction Radix Rehmanniae, Radix Paeoniae Alba, Fructus Lycii, Cortex Moutan, Rhizoma Anemarrhenae, Radix Ginseng, Radix Glycyrrhizae, Cortex Lycii