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Can Alternative Medicine Boost Your Fertility?

Some experts say yes. Here are six methods worth trying.

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Bodywork or Massage

Out of the 6.1 million women in the U.S. who have difficulty getting or staying pregnant, many will be told that their problem is a blocked fallopian tube. Enter fertility massage, a popular alternative to the costly (and invasive) surgery that might otherwise be needed to break up blockages. While scientists have not yet proven its effectiveness in specifically breaking up such blockages, deep tissue massage lowers your stress level and heart rate, and makes your connective tissue suppler – which, in turn, can help problems with lymph glands, scar tissue, adhesions -- and other factors that can block blood flow throughout the body.

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