Women Use Acupuncture for Infertility
News 14 of North Carolina recently did a story on acupuncture for infertility
By: Heather Childers
For Lara Nordstrom, sessions with her acupuncturist, Amy Rhodes, are relaxing, especially since she has 13-month-old twins at home.
Most people try acupuncture to relieve pain, insomnia and allergies. But women are also using it for infertility.
Lara combined in vitro fertilization with acupuncture, where tiny needles are inserted into specific points in the body to improve health and well being.
It’s based on the belief that life energy flows through the body along defined meridians.
Donna Black was told she couldn’t have another child, and IVF wasn’t an option. But thanks to a friend, she decided to try acupuncture. She got pregnant, and her son is now eight.
Donna and Lara are part of the 75 percent success rate claimed by Hipple Acupuncture. The average IVF success rate in the U.S. is 50 percent.
Rhodes said that if you decide acupuncture is for you, make sure you see that your practitioner is licensed and not just registered or certified.
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