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No evidence that acupuncture aids IVF

10th March 2010

New guidance from fertility experts has said that there is no evidence acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine increase the chance of getting pregnant through IVF.

While the methods are increasingly offered as a way of boosting the chances of a baby, the British Fertility Society (BFS) suggests couples may be wasting money after its experts analysed 14 trials involving 2,670 people. The BFS said patients needed to be aware of the lack of evidence on acupuncture and herbs before signing up to a course of treatment.

 

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Article Information

Title: No evidence that acupuncture aids IVF
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14335
Date Added: 10th Mar 2010

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