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ART Procedures and Acupuncture Palm Harbor

Seeking safer and more natural ways of increasing their chances of getting pregnant, many couples with fertility problems turn to alternative treatments such as acupuncture Palm Harbor to achieve conception.  Furthermore for fertility problems that acupuncture is unable to treat, assisted reproductive techniques (ART) such as in vitro fertilization, egg donor transplant or artificial insemination work much better when combined with acupuncture therapy.  A growing number of couples are using this combination to greatly improve their chances of pregnancy.

In spite of all the clinically controlled success of acupuncture in proving its effectiveness in treating infertility, incredibly many skeptics in the Western scientific community still abound regarding acupuncture’s proclaimed benefits.  Studies consistently show how acupuncture dramatically boosts the rate of successful conception of ART procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy.  Many published works show how acupuncture increases the health of embryos during IVF and thereby increase the chances of the embryo’s survival and lessening the cost of these very expensive procedures.

The main reason why acupuncture skeptics abound is because the Western scientific community does not know how it works.  Acupuncture is firmly grounded in Eastern philosophy which includes the metaphysical concepts of vital force or chi; the life energy that gives life to all living things including human beings.  Chi travels to energy pathways called meridians; another concept which Western science cannot prove exists because meridians are invisible energy vessels.  The obviously flawed framework of Western medical science will never be able to explain why the use of acupuncture by ART modalities increases the rate of success of these treatments.  Medical acupuncture, a western version of traditional Chinese acupuncture explains acupuncture by means of its effects on the nervous system, an explanation that seem more plausible to Western medical science.  An example of this is how medical acupuncturists see how acupuncture helps control/regulate hormonal function leading to fertility or that because of its ability to relieve stress from the body and to relax the nervous system, the fetus tends to grow healthy quickly.

For first time patients, it will be a bit strange seeing their doctor practicing medical acupuncture in his/her office.  The fact is that physicians are practicing acupuncturists because they know acupuncture is a very effective treatment for numerous types of disorders, including infertility.  The World Health Organization validated this truth by officially listing more than 30 health conditions that acupuncture can treat.  As long as the acupuncturist is licensed and well-trained practitioner, acupuncture is a very safe, effective and painless procedure.

Most IVF clinics now require their patients to undergo months of acupuncture therapy before they go through IVF treatment itself.  This is to greatly increase the chances of success of the IVF treatment and not make it a haphazard, inefficient and costly procedure.

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