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#1 Guest_firefly31_*

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:16 AM

Hello, Dr. Yan:

My husband and I were diagnosed with Male Factor infertility. Would accupuncture assist him? I tried it for my first IVF at the onset of my cycle. I did really enjoy accu although it did not improve my results. It did, however, greatly improve reducing side effects from the meds. I have regular cycles.

Are there any herbs or vitamins that are worth investing for my husband?

#2 cthomper

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 03:49 PM

I am in the same boat, and will hopefuly be doing our firsst IVF cycle this summer/fall, but I have also been wondering about accupuncture for my DH

any info would be great!

Thank you so much!

IVF try #1 - canceled due to poor response • IVF try #2 - canceled due to over suppression from BCP only
IVF try #2 take 2 - May/June 2009 -
9 eggs retrieved, 7 mature and ICSI'd - no Embryos developed the end of the IVF dream
Dec 6th 2009 - Appointment with a counselor who is a specialist in dealing with infertility issues. - Went great!
Jan 18, 2010 - Follow up appt with RE :D Getting things moving again!

dIUI attempt #1 Feb13/10 - BFN • dIUI attempt #2 - March 12/10 - BFN • dIUI attempt #3 - 125iu Puragon, B2B insemination - April 5 & 6 2010 - BFN

Gave up on the idea of being pregnant, but not the idea of being a mother........


#3 Dr.HongYan

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:11 PM

I am in the same boat, and will hopefuly be doing our firsst IVF cycle this summer/fall, but I have also been wondering about accupuncture for my DH

any info would be great!

Thank you so much!

Hi: both acupuncture and Chinese herbs work pretty well in enhancing male reproductive system. Problems like low count and low mobility of sperm, impotence can all get benefit from acupuncture and herbs.
We diagnosis people according to the symtomes, tongue picture and pulse. Every body is unique in TCM and the treatment varies from person to person. So I can not give you detailed suggestion until I see the person. Just book an appointment with local TCM practitioner. If this person is well trained, should be able to help you.
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