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Acupuncture May Increase Odds of Conceiving

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Acupuncture may increase the odds of conceiving, according to medical experts.

HealthDay reports that the practice of inserting numerous needless at certain pressure points in the body could increase fertility in men and women. 

"Acupuncture has been around for almost 3,000 years. It's safe and there are no bad side effects from it," explained Dr. Lisa Lilienfield, a family practice and pain management specialist at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, Va. "It may not be the only thing that is done in isolation to treat infertility, but it helps get the body primed and maximizes the potential effects of fertility treatments."

Acupuncture not only relieves stress, but is proven to increase blood flow to a woman’s ovaries and uterus, and may stimulate a man’s sperm production, medical experts report.

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