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Is there medical data to substantiate the fact that acupuncture could improve the chances of success in IVF treatments?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is no good data.
Overall the data show no benefit. But studying acupuncture is very difficult it is nearly impossible to determine what constitutes a control group (no acupuncture, correct sites but wrong pressure, correct pressure wrong sites, etc). That being said there is no known harm and could benefit some patients.

In brief: No
There is no good data.
Overall the data show no benefit. But studying acupuncture is very difficult it is nearly impossible to determine what constitutes a control group (no acupuncture, correct sites but wrong pressure, correct pressure wrong sites, etc). That being said there is no known harm and could benefit some patients.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Samuel Pauli
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mixed Studies
Studies are mixed regarding if acupuncture improves success rates.
It does help to elliviate stress which may be beneficial though.

In brief: Mixed Studies
Studies are mixed regarding if acupuncture improves success rates.
It does help to elliviate stress which may be beneficial though.
Dr. Samuel Pauli
Dr. Samuel Pauli
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Convincing? No
Simply put 'no.' there are only a few studies, of limited size but fair quality, that 'seem to support an association' with ivf outcomes, but those data are very limited and not completely consistent.
I tell patients future work might uncover a true benefit, but at this point nothing is terribly convincing.

In brief: Convincing? No
Simply put 'no.' there are only a few studies, of limited size but fair quality, that 'seem to support an association' with ivf outcomes, but those data are very limited and not completely consistent.
I tell patients future work might uncover a true benefit, but at this point nothing is terribly convincing.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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