Did you know, although acupuncture is a frequently used treatment prior to and during in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), research proves it does not work? Many women believe it will increase their chances of having a baby while undergoing treatment, but this is not the case. New research proves acupuncture fails to assist successful IVF cycles.
Historical evidence and several small clinical trials have previously suggested that it is beneficial, however, these studies contained bias and were not independent. A new study conducted by independent researchers proves that acupuncture does not work as a way to increase IVF success.
The study included more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF cycles.
The published findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) support recent guidelines from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and two high-quality meta-analyses (which combine data from multiple...