Acupuncture and IVF Study Shows Early Promise for Increased Take Home Baby Rates
Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist Teams with Licensed Acupuncturist in Largest Ongoing Eastern/Western Pregnancy Study
Last update: 2:02 p.m. EDT Aug. 12, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Dr. Paul C. Magarelli, a nationally noted specialist in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and Dr. Diane K. Cridennda, a recognized authority on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, have announced early results of an ongoing study linking acupuncture to positive in-vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. The study, which includes the largest-ever participant pool for a study of its kind, explores the increase in take home baby rates associated with combined Eastern and Western medicine treatments.
Drs. Magarelli and Cridennda’s ongoing research shows an astonishing 15 percent increase in pregnancies, with a 23 percent climb in actual births in IVF patients treated with acupuncture. In addition, of the 578 patients Magarelli has co-treated at the Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Centers and East Winds Acupuncture from 2003 to 2008, 26 percent more patients became pregnant with acupuncture treatments added to IVF, saving them the costs and heartache of having to repeat an IVF cycle. This savings would decrease the national IVF fertility costs by more than $150,000,000 per year in the United States alone.
“Infertility is a condition that affects more than 7.3 million people nationwide, and many of those couples are unaware of the potential that acupuncture holds for them,” said Dr. Magarelli. “Our study demonstrates that acupuncture increases uterine blood flow, reduces stress and has an overall positive impact on our IVF patients. And the results really speak for themselves: one of every four of our patients who have used acupuncture in conjunction with IVF has not had to repeat an IVF cycle to create their families.”
A three-part exploration of Drs. Magarelli and Cridennda’s ongoing breakthrough acupuncture and IVF study will be published in Fertility Today magazine later this year. To learn more, visit www.ColoradoSpringsIVF.com or call toll-free 877-475-BABY.
ABOUT DR. PAUL C. MAGARELLI
Dr. Paul Magarelli, MD., Ph.D., a member of the GENESIS Network for Reproductive Health ( www.genesisivf.com), recently won the Practicing Physicians Award from the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society for his groundbreaking research on the impact of acupuncture on IVF pregnancies. Not only is he known for his instrumental work in creating new pricing structures to provide cost-effective, competent IVF care for the average wage earner, but he is best known to his patients for applying high-tech procedures with a personal touch. In addition to co-founding the Corona Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility, he is the medical director of the Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Centers in Colorado and New Mexico, where he specializes in infertility and all aspects of hormonal pathology in women. Dr. Magarelli has been interviewed as an expert source for MSNBC, Fertility & Sterility and PregnancyandBaby.com. To learn more, visit www.ColoradoSpringsIVF.com and www.CoronaFertility.com.
ABOUT DR. DIANE K. CRIDENNDA
Diane K. Cridennda, L.Ac., (FABORM) is Board Certified in the field of Reproductive Oriental Medicine. She graduated from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in l995 with her Masters of Oriental Medicine degree. She trained in Beijing, China to explore the root of this ancient healing art. She is NCCA certified, licensed in Colorado and is a member of Resolve, a national infertility support group. She has also had extensive training in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. For more than seven years, Diane has been working with Reproductive Endocrinologists using a combination of Eastern and Western medicine therapies for the treatment of infertility. To learn more, visit www.EastWindsAcupuncture.com.
SOURCE: Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Centers
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