Friday, February 8, 2008

Articles on acupuncture and IVF

Here's an article emailed from my cycle pharmacy today. And here's the AP's take on same from These are talking about a newer study than the German Study on Acupuncture and ART reported in the April 2002 issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility. Both clinics we've been to gave us info on that.

The following quote from the MSNBC copy sums up the reasoning (plus $5K or so) behind our decision to give acupunture a go:

"IVF costs around $12,000 per attempt, so a treatment that improves its effectiveness might save money in the long run."

It won't save us money, because this is "the" attempt. But an extra few hundred dollars added to the astronomical total cycle cost seems fine when the treatment might help and won't hurt.

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