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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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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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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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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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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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Do people use acupuncture for infertility treatments?

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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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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Cure for infertility?

Cure for infertility?

Infertility: The first step is to see a fertility specialist to go thru testing (both female and male). Depending on the findings, most issues can be successfully treated. Age is a big factor for women, so don't delay. ...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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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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Is varicocele embolization effective for treating aching + fertility?

Is  varicocele embolization effective for treating aching + fertility?

Yes: Surgical approaches or radiological approaches to varicocele treatment should be equally effective. The differences come with cost and complications and recurrences. The recurrent rate of varicoceles is higher after embolization (10-20%) than with surgery (1-5%). For more info, see: http://www.Theturekclinic.Com/varicocele-treatment.Html. ...Read more

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Would it be effective to try acupuncture for infertility problems?

Would it be effective to try acupuncture for infertility problems?

Often it can: The world health organization places female infertility 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". I don't personally practice infertilty acupuncture but i hear very positive feed back from providers who do recommend it for their patients. ...Read more

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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Medical opinions:  nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read more

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Does acupunture help fertility?

Maybe: Not an easy question to answer. I tell my patients that if doing acupuncture gives them an improved sense of control and well being then go for it. However, if acupuncture becomes yet one more commitment that is difficult to keep then maybe the stress is not worth it.... ...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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Is accupunture good for fibromyalgia?

Is accupunture good for fibromyalgia?

Maybe: It doesn't replace exercise or sleep, but it is a great supplement for managing symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more