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Doctor says acupuncture does help fertility


Couples struggling with fertility problems are finding hope out of a practice that's been around for centuries, acupuncture.

The ancient Chinese treatment is helping some women get pregnant.

"Acupuncture is a proven method of increasing fertility. We used it everyday here at Yenova Center to bring blood to the ovaries, to help potentate a good follicle. We use it to improve blood circulation to the uterus, balance hormones, and reduce inflammation, possibly shorter," licensed acupuncturist Jill Blakeway said.

"A significant number of my patients are benefiting from the therapy, and a good percentage also succeed with a combination approach of acupuncture and assisted reproduction," fertility specialist Dr. Tanmoy Muhkerjee said.

Experts say there are clear cut surgical issues where acupuncture therapies are not useful, and your acupuncturist should refer back to a specialist.

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