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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 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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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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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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What medicines treat infertility in women?

What medicines treat infertility in women?

Wide range: Different medications are utilized in the treatment of infertility. It depends on the diagnosis and infertility treatment. They range from ovulation induction agents (clomid, letrozole), ovarian stimulation meds (fsh, hmg), Insulin sensitizing agents (metformin), adjunctive meds combined with the previous (dexamethasone, hcg, baby aspirin), etc. ...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 mecobalamin helpful to infertility treatment?

Is mecobalamin helpful to infertility treatment?

NO: Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. See your doctor if you have problems. ...Read more

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Can radiation treatment cause infertility in woman?

Can radiation treatment cause infertility in woman?

Sometimes: If the radiation field encompases the ovaries or a single remaining ovary, then with usual treatment intensity, there is a high liklihood of infertility. To avoid this the radiation fields are usually designed to spare the ovaries but since the ovaries move around in the pelvis somewhat, often surgery is used before the radiation therapy to move and fix the ovaries out of planned radiation area. ...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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Among chinese & sujok accupuncture, which form is effective in treating infertility? Which alternative therapy is most preferred to treat infertility

Among chinese & sujok accupuncture, which form is effective in treating infertility? Which alternative therapy is most preferred to treat infertility

No one knows: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny. May not work. may be deadly. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful watch your $$$ ...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 acupuncture effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome?

Possibly: There are a few studies that show acupuncture is slightly better than placebo few some symptoms of pms, however the evidence is not overwhelming. ...Read more

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How often must IVF be used for couples with unexplained infertility? Is IUI usually effective.

How often must IVF be used for couples with unexplained infertility? Is IUI usually effective.

It is a choice?: 6 cycles of IUI on injectable medications costs around the same as one cycle of ivf. One takes 6+ months and ivf takes 6 weeks. Here is the "rub". 6 cycles of IUI is not as successful as 1 cycle of ivf. So it is a choice. By doing iui, you "gamble" that it works in 2-3 attempts and save money; but if not, than ultimately it costs more because when IUI does not work, you have to go to ivf. ...Read more

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How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos? I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos?  I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

Yes: Even though the 2 disorders have the same symptoms, their causes are different. Most docs will treat cah with steroids (to suppress the adrenal output) and pcos with with some combo of Clomid (clomiphene) and/or metformin (to treat Insulin resistance and induce ovulation). ...Read more

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Metformin and hyponid, which is very effective for treating infertility in women?

Metformin and hyponid, which is very effective for treating infertility in women?

Maybe: If you are having ovulatory dysfunction and not ovulating on a regular basis and you have an abnormal glucose to Insulin ratio, then the addition of metformin may help to improve response rates with ovulation induction meds and maybe could cause ovulation without any meds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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What are catholic attitudes to infertility treatments?

What are catholic attitudes to infertility treatments?

Vatican guidelines: There is a specific policy of the catholic church - eggs from the wife and sperm from the husband should be fertilized within the body. Ivf, donor eggs and donor sperm use is not sanctioned. Iui is generally accepted as well as the gift procedure where fert occurs in the body. Not many centers still perform gift. Interpretations and adherence to this policy vary. Seek advice from your priest. ...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