Use of acupuncture with IVF treatment: What is the evidence and how should women be counselled?

Kerry Hampton, Enseih Faloodi

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Abstract

Use of acupuncture to improve the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is an area of interest among orthodox and complementary health practitioners. Much research attention has been given to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture as adjuvant therapy with IVF treatment yet little is known about couples' decisionmaking experience in this health context. In my role as a fertility counsellor I see many couples who are trying to conceive and who express heartfelt confusion about the effectiveness of some of the commonly promoted treatment options, including use of acupuncture as adjunctive therapy with IVF treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
Journal Australian midwifery news
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020
Externally publishedYes

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