Sometimes it's difficult for me to leave my job in the office. I've found this has both benefits and draw backs. This story illustrates the benefits.
A few years ago, I went to dinner with an old friend. I made some observations during the course of the meal. Near the end of the evening, she told me that she and her husband were trying for a baby.
"But you're not having any success?"
"Yes." She looked puzzled. "How did you know?"
I mentioned a few of the observations to her and handed her my card. "If you're willing to make a few lifestyle changes, I can help." I know she was a bit skeptical at first, but she came and sought treatment... and today, her daughter is nearly a year old.
Don't you love happy endings?
- Title Does Acupuncture For Fertility Work
- Source Parents Magazine
- Date 2013
- Link http://www.parents.com/getting-pregnant/infertility/treatments/acupuncture-for-infertility/
In presenting my supporters, I think I should also address some of the nay sayers.
"In a review of 16 independent studies involving more than 4,000 women, the researchers found that acupuncture had no benefit for patients who had visited IVF clinics with a history of higher-than-average pregnancy success rates. Acupuncture did increase the pregnancy rate, however, for patients at below-average IVF clinics."
Since success rate is largely what attracts women to these clinics, some will turn away women depending on their age or how their test results read. By treating only women with a high likelihood of becoming pregnant, they guarantee a high success rate.
So, it is therefore unremarkable that the success rate is largely unchanged by including acupuncture.
However, it is remarkable that clinics who turn fewer patients away (and thus have a lower success rate) improve their ratings by including acupuncture.
This is my opinion, of course.
- Title Can Acupuncture Help Women Get Pregnant?
- Source Live Science
- Date July 9, 2013
- Link http://www.livescience.com/38049-acupuncture-ivf-pregnancy-success.html