Acupuncture may not boost chances of IVF success

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By: IANS | Sydney |
Published: May 16, 2018 6:29:47 pm


Acupuncture — a traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body — has become a widely used treatment prior to and during IVF. (Source: File Photo)

Undergoing acupuncture treatment during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) might not increase a woman’s chances of conceiving, finds a study.

Acupuncture — a traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body — has become a widely used treatment prior to and during IVF.

The study, however, showed that acupuncture is no better than placebo for improving IVF success.

It showed no significant benefit from IVF when compared with a short course of acupuncture using dummy needles placed away from “true” acupuncture points.

“Our findings do not support acupuncture as an efficacious treatment…

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