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Acupuncture Fertility Treatments
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
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
Variable: Treatment costs vary by practioner and location often from $50 to $100 per session. Some insurance policies may help to cover the cost. Infertility is classifed by the world health organization under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effects are limited: Drugs taken to increase the chances of pregnancy can result in multiples in that pregnancy however, the number of babies depends on many things such as the type and dose of drugs and a woman's response to them. Also doctors cannot predict with certainty the number of babies born if fertility drugs were taken because an embryo might not develop in some cases. High-order multiple gestation is rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Contact HR: This is less a medical question as it is an insurance/benefits question. It depends on where you live, and the available carriers, and what treatments are being considered. F you have insurance, you should contact your benefits department. If you are buying for yourself you might just have to call around, or use an agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: Insurers and insurance regulations are different in all 50 United States. In any given state there are also different options for employers to purchase 'riders' to cover infertility on their employee insurance plans. You'd need to look at insurers in your own state, and what your employer - if you are working - provides. ...Read more
Danger, fertility Rx: There is always a risk in performing any medical treatment. Depending upon the drugs taken, and the procedure performed there is a slight risk, but it is rather minimal. ...Read more
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