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Acupuncture And Ivf
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
Can acupunture, massage and herbal blend help cure hydrosalpinx and blocked tubes? Or surgery is the only way?
Tough to say: While acupuncture is associated when performed by an experienced professional, with improved fertility, i believe the benefits are more in the yield of eggs and fertilization ability of the woman moreso than improving the quality of the eggs. The eggs have been in existence since birth and matured moreso recently before ovulation. I don't believe there are great studies answering your specific ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: In my opinion, the best acupuncture treatments are those that individualize the needle placement in the person based on his/her particular situation. For example, is one woman is infertile due to endometriosis, while the other woman's problem is that she doesn't ovulate, the placement of the needles would not necessarily be the same because their underlying conditions are not the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infertality policistic ovary and poor egg quality how to improve its quality want to concive .. Tried lots of treatment injections 5 years now?
IVF: Is the best option going forward particularly given your young age, however, your comment about poor egg quality makes it sound like you have already tried this. Ultiamtley you should consult with a board certified infertility physician. It is difficult to give a sound recommendation with limited specifics. ...Read more
I have pcos my hubby has low sperm count, is monitered cycle with Clomid (clomiphene) hCG & IUI enough or would injectable meds work better/faster to get pregnant?
Yes -for many things: According to world health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, >>>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Highly variable: Many insurances will cover evaluation of infertility, even if they don't cover treatment. The best tests to get for an individual will vary depending on your history (and the male-partner's history). Best to check the man quickly. Advancing age is a big factor, so get to a reproductive specialist soon. See: http://www.Socrei.Org/ for a directory of reproductive endocrinologists near you. ...Read more
3rd iui with clomid (clomiphene) and ovidrel and unexplained infertility, wife is 34. Low chance of success? Losing hope and ashamed.
Fertility drugs & IUIs unsuccessful; heartbroken so tried acupuncture & chinese herbs. Worried about effects. Can either cause added height in a 37 YO?
Why did my 1st IVF with plenty of hormonal therapy, a very high quality embryo and a good condition uterus not succeed? What are future chances?
Azoospermia with 40 million count & 25% motility. Plng to for ivf with donor eggs. Which is the best? Is ivf or icsi? Which has highest success rate
Mild pcos, open tubes (had HSG) getting ready to try IUI. No cyst or endo just slightly high testosterone. Can IUI work with pcos?
How to increase chance of success with IVF with endometriosis? Laproscopic surgery was unsuccessful at removing endo. Advised not to take lupron (leuprolide) now.
In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more