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can traditional chinese acupuncture for infertility treatment be safe?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Research has proven acupuncture to be surprisingly effective in treating infertility. It may be helpful on its own but can also be a very useful adjunct to conventional treatments, for example significantly increasing the success rate of ivf. Acupuncture is extremely safe- I have never seen it cause any negative effects.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: I am a reproductive endocrinologist and use acupuncture in my practice every day on my infertility patients. The success rates have been very impressive for pregnancy. Acupuncture is very safe in competent hands being used for infertility complementary treatments.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes- safe: Dr chin and dr. Baker both provided exceptional information. Yes, acupuncture for this purpose is quite safe (when done by a qualified acupuncturist).

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