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.
Yes, most definitely. I have my patients see an acupuncturist who is board certified in fertility acupuncture. She individualizes treatments to each patient, rather than just have them go through "cookbook" treatment where everyone gets the same recipe. Who you see can make or break the odds of success. It's been around for thousands of years and i can vouch for my "east meets west" philosophy of treatment!
WHO. The world health organization places 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.".

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Do people use acupuncture for infertility treatments?

Yes. Acupuncture is used to improve the fertility of both women and men. Some research shows it helps the success of in vitro as well. Here's a link to one study on this: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21297382. Read more...
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...
Yes, they do. I agree with dr. Chin. The world health organization has categorized inferlity under "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed". Read more...

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...
Yes. I am a reproductive endocrinologist and use acupuncture in my practice every day on my infertility patients. The success rates have been very impressive for pregnancy. Acupuncture is very safe in competent hands being used for infertility complementary treatments. Read more...
Yes- safe. Dr chin and dr. Baker both provided exceptional information. Yes, acupuncture for this purpose is quite safe (when done by a qualified acupuncturist). Read more...

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...
Yes. Acupuncture has been in existence since the second century bc in ancient china. Many programs have integrated acupuncture with traditional western treatment of infertility. Studies have shown that the pregnancy rates are better combining the two. Read more...

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

Either + diet/rest. Alternative medicine techniques help those that are also balancing lifestyle to reduce stress, no alcohol or processed, GMO, fried foods, taking prenatal vitamins, and getting plenty of rest for both partners. Pregnancy is a miracle, and conception rates run ~20% for natural births. So destress, take great supplements & food, relax, enjoy. Make time to enjoy getting pregnant & sustaining it too. Read more...
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...