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Acupuncture and IVF


For years some researchers have been saying acupuncture increases the
chances of successful pregnancy during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
treatments. However, new studies are showing there may actually not be a
positive link between the two. The researchers did note though that their
study may not warrant an all encompassing truth because it examined many
women who did not have healthy embryos inseminated into them.

Reuters article said, "...most likely explanation for the lack of an
acupuncture effect in their study was the fact that they included many women
who didn't have good quality embryos available for transfer. While
acupuncture may help a woman become pregnant after the transfer of a healthy
embryo, the researcher noted in an interview, it can't repair an embryo with
chromosomal defects or other abnormalities."

Acupuncture may still have positive effects on women who undergo IVF
treatments with healthy embryos.

Posted by Tala on 4/17/2009 2:41:01 PM

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