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In vitro regimen, acupuncture marry well in treatment of infertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, March 19, 2010 | 0 comments

Dr. Mark Xu inserts acupuncture needles into a patient at his clinic. Chinese medicine looks at you as a whole person, and Western medicine looks at the exact individual problem, said Xu, who is a third-generation acupuncturist.It took years of hormone therapy and procedures for the Lakeland mom to conceive her son, now 2 years old.

Hoping for a second child, Henry recently returned to the fertility clinic ready to repeat the in vitro fertilization regimen.

But in addition to the familiar medical routine, this time she was offered a very different treatment -- acupuncture.

More information:
Fertility Associates of Memphis: fertilitymemphis.com
Acupuncturist Dr. Mark Xu: xuwellnesscenter.com


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