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Acupuncture for infertility treatments?

Acupuncture for infertility treatments?

Uncertain if helps: Acupuncture for fertility is not supported by great evidence. One study performed in seattle had lower pregnancy rates in acupuncture group doing ivf compared to no acupuncture group http://bbc.In/hq1my7. Hard to do controlled trials: what's the placebo (fake treatment) group - needles in 'wrong places' or needles that retract? (still get acupressure not acupuncture). Chinese herbs not recommended. ...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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Is accupuncture good for infertiliy?

Yes: It's been said to improve uterine and ovarian bloodflow and help the communication of the pituitary with the uterus and ovaries. Also one of the other effects is an amazing calming and balancing feel it has on the person during the infertility treatment and after. ...Read more

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Can traditional chinese acupuncture for infertility treatment be safe?

Can traditional chinese acupuncture for infertility treatment be safe?

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 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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Is traditional chinese acupuncture for infertility treatment effective?

Is traditional chinese acupuncture for infertility treatment effective?

I'd say no: Some say yes, some no - but no sound clinical or scientifically credible evidence supports effectiveness for treating infertility due to any cause. ...Read more

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Is accupuncture good for iui?

Is accupuncture good for iui?

Yes: This was a nice article: http://www.Fertilityproregistry.Com/article/acupuncture-and-iui-pregnancy-rates-and-results.Html.

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Does acupuncture for infertility improve eggs quality?

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 more

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Do people use acupuncture for infertility treatments?

Yes: I use acupuncture every day in combination with traditional western infertility treatment for my patients. Acupuncture is thought to improved ovarian, uterine, and pituitary bloodflow. It's thought to balance the chi within our bodies which is the life force energy. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture for infertility problem a viable option for males?

Is acupuncture for infertility problem a viable option for males?

Possibly: There are few studies regarding the efficacy of acupuncture for male infertility. The following is a small study on the subject: http://www.Acupuncturetoday.Com/archives2005/oct/10infertility.Html. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work for primary dysmenorrhoea?

Maybe: Acupuncture is one method of affecting the nervous system- and thus the endocrine system. Everybody responds differently to acupuncture- some may have better responses for certain conditions. In the hands of an experienced practitioner, there is little risk in trying it. ...Read more

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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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What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

Reproduction: All the terms are related to reproduction, especially female reproduction. A reproductive endocrinologist (rei) is an obstetrician gynecologist that has had sub specialty training in infertility and female hormonal management. ...Read more

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Can acupunture really work for primary dysmenorrhoea?

Can acupunture really work for primary dysmenorrhoea?

I have only: Performed auricular (ear) acupuncture for dysmenorrhea. My patients found it more effective than nsaid's - with a significantly longer period of action. ...Read more

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Any reputable fertility clinics for women over 35?

Any reputable fertility clinics for women over 35?

Certainly!: I'd say 99% of all us fertility specialists are reputable for women over 35 - or any age. The majority of patients in my practice are between 35-39 years old, and i think this is representative of the country in general. I've heard tell of some unscrupulous or bizarre practices regarding women in their mid-40s, but that's a completely different game. ...Read more

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Failed fertility treatments for 8months. Don't want to opt for ivf.. Should go for ovarian drilling?

Failed fertility treatments for 8months. Don't want to opt for ivf.. Should go for ovarian drilling?

Metformin therapy.: Although the best treatment for PCOS is controversial, you might ask your doctor about adding it to your treatment. Ovarian drilling is a reasonable option for patients with PCOS who fail ovulation induction. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture assist as an alternate treatment for hormonal acne?

Does acupuncture assist as an alternate treatment for hormonal acne?

Acupuncture and acne: Acupuncture is an alternative acne treatment that can produce positive results. Practitioners of acupuncture for acne stick small needles into certain areas of your body to unblock healing energy. People who are not keen on taking acne medication or undergoing laser treatments can try acupuncture to heal their acne. The likelihood of experiencing success from this treatment also related to diet. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant! any experience with fertility evaluation, treatments and costs?

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

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