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Acupuncture during IVF boosts a woman's chance by 65%

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The study, by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the US and the VU University Amsterdam, involved a review of seven published trials.
A total of 1,366 women undergoing IVF were included in the trials, which compared acupuncture given within one day of embryo transfer, sham acupuncture where needles are inserted away from points used in genuine acupuncture, and no additional treatment.

The trials came from a search of the computerised databases Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central and the Chinese Biomedical Database.
All the trials were published in English since 2002, and conducted in four different Western countries.

The researchers concluded: "Current preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF)."

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