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Doctor insights on: Acupuncture Fertility Treatments

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Where do they put needles for acupuncture for fertility treatments?

Where do they put needles for acupuncture for 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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

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


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Can acupuncture help in fertility treatments?

Can acupuncture help in fertility treatments?

Yes: Yes, acupuncture before and after embryo transfer has been shown to help with fertility. At other times it serves as a good stress reduction method. ...Read more

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How much does acupuncture treatment for fertility cost? How often do you have a session?

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 more

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What are ethics of fertility treatments?

What are ethics of fertility treatments?

Depends: These are some fertility ethics -if someone can't take of a child (she is blind)? -if someone is to old and what is to old? -doing ivf to create an embryo of a specific gender-a certain blood type to save the life of an existing child and what d you do with other embryos? -doing ivf to select a deaf child or a dwarf because the parents are deaf or a dwarf and they want a child they can relate to. ...Read more

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What insurances cover fertility treatments?

What insurances cover fertility treatments?

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

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Are there any pills that are fertility treatments?

Are there any pills that are fertility treatments?

Pills for fertility: The commonest pill for fertility treatment is clomid, (clomiphene) which can be given to help women ovulate or may be given to a male with low reproductive hormones and low sperm count. See my web site "www.Infertilityandtreatment.Com". ...Read more

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Is it only possible to have sextuplets only if on fertility treatments?

Is it only possible to have sextuplets only if on fertility treatments?

No but mostly: Theoretically, sextuplets can happen naturally but almost all cases will come from fertility treatment because fertility treatments create ovulation of multiple eggs far more commonly than in nature. Also, identical twining is more common in ivf. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Should there be any limits on who receives fertility treatments?

Should there be any limits on who receives fertility treatments?

Individual choice: That is up to the individuals involved in the treatment, both the patients and physicians. ...Read more

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What is the primary function of progesterone in fertility treatments?

What is the primary function of progesterone in fertility treatments?

Support: Progesterone is essential to supporting the endometrial lining for pregnancy. Under the influence of progesterone, the lining luteinizes, supplying important support for the embryo. Progesterone stabilizes the lining, and prevents an early period flow. "pro-gestation". ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more