Women trying acupuncture to help them get pregnant may benefit more from a fake procedure!
Researchers looked at 370 women who were undergoing in-vitro fertilization.
On the day of their embryo transfer the women either had traditional acupuncture, or fake acupuncture using needle look-alikes.
They found 55% of women who had fake acupuncture had a positive pregnancy test, compared to 44% of women who underwent the real procedure
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