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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 vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

Can vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

Not much: Vitex has been used in greece for many years, but there is no scientific data to establish it's reliability. Diet, exercise and weight loss can help. Metformin is a more scientific and well studied option. It can help noralize menses and even induce fertility in many women, discuss w/your ob/gyn. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...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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Been TTC for 4 years. (25). PCOS & no periods. Read online Cassava Root pills help with fertility, ovulation, menstrual cycles.. Any truth to this?

Been TTC for 4 years. (25). PCOS & no periods. Read online Cassava Root pills help with fertility, ovulation, menstrual cycles.. Any truth to this?

Need Medication: Infertility is very fustrating. BUT, even with PCOS, there are proven medications to help you concieve (metformin, Clomid, (clomiphene) letrozole). Additionally, other tests may be needed like a semen analysis and test of Fallopian tubes. Don't concentrate on a variety of herbal treatments that have not yet been medically proven, or FDA tested. Take a prenatal daily, and start a medical infertility program. ...Read more

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Can pcos polycystic ovary syndrome be cured, controlled, or reduced?

Can pcos polycystic ovary syndrome be cured, controlled, or reduced?

Yes!: Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is usually managed with encouraging weight loss and exercise, metformin therapy, and occasionally with oral contraceptives. Rarely, a large cystic ovary will require surgery. The syndrome is usually quite manageable. ...Read more

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Is yoga helpful for hypothyroidism and PCOS?

Is yoga helpful for hypothyroidism and PCOS?

Not therapeutic...: If you had practiced it ,you may not have the problem to start with... ...Read more

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Does Clomid (clomiphene) regulate periods?I have pcos.

Does Clomid (clomiphene) regulate periods?I have pcos.

No: Clomid (clomiphene) is not used to regulate the period but to stimulate ovulation so a women can get pregnant. Birth vontt pills are used to regulate the period. ...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 pcos and bilateral pcos same?

Yes: Pcos would refer to both ovaries. Bilateral also refers to both ovaries. ...Read more

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Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Yes.: Inositol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate with 9 stereoisomers. D-chiro inositol(DCI) and Myo-inositol increase the action of insulin in patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome, thereby improving ovulatory function and decreasing serum androgen concentrations, blood pressure, and plasma triglyceride concentrations. Can restore normal menses. http://bit.ly/1Qft6SU ...Read more

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Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

They can: Birth control pills may worsen the Insulin resistance. However, there are numerous beneficial effects on bcps in women with pcos (who are not trying to conceive), and they are still recommended. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture alone treat hormonal acne?

Can acupuncture alone treat hormonal acne?

Probably not: Acupuncture is proven helpful for many aches and pains and might be helpful for a handful of other illnesses. Unless you're very lucky, it won't do a thing for acne. ...Read more

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Best birth control pills for pcos. I deal with hair loss & painful ovarian cysts. ?

Best birth control pills for pcos. I deal with hair loss & painful ovarian cysts. ?

Trial and error: there is no one "best" pill for ANY condition, although the pill manufacturers may try to make you believe there is. You need to work with a doctor who can go through the process with you. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Ihave pcos & very IR periods. Only real sx of pcos i have are IR bleeding (brown clumpy spotting)&polycystic ovaries. Can weight loss help reverse sx?

Ihave pcos & very IR periods. Only real sx of pcos i have are IR bleeding (brown clumpy spotting)&polycystic ovaries. Can weight loss help reverse sx?

In some cases: Obese patients with PCOS can often improve with weight loss. Getting to a normal body weight can decrease the elevated Insulin levels that trigger the hormonal imbalance. Thin patients with PCOS will not improve with weight loss. Birth control is often used to provide cycle regulation in patients with PCOS. ...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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more