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Newly researched infertility treatment comes to midwestDES MOINES, IA, June 6, 2005/PRNewswire/ — A new infertility treatment, shown to be effective without drugs or surgery, is now available in the Midwest. The therapy, known as the Wurn Technique® (patent pending), is a combination of manual physical therapy and massage techniques.

Women from across the country have successfully used this therapy as an alternative and adjunct to traditional infertility treatments for several years. It is now available to women and their physicians at Clear Passage Therapies® in Des Moines, Iowa. The clinic will provide a valuable service for the nearly one in six couples throughout the Midwest struggling with infertility.

Medical studies published in Medscape General Medicine, Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health (6/04) show this therapy significantly increased pregnancy rates for women diagnosed infertile. Study participants who received therapy before undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) saw pregnancy rates climb to 67%, far above the 41% national average for IVF, as reported by the CDC. Successes included women over 40 and several women who had failed to become pregnant in two or more IVF transfers before therapy.

In a related study, 71% of infertile women conceived naturally after therapy. Women in both studies averaged 5 years of infertility.

“The therapy appears to improve fertility in women with a wide array of unexplained or adhesion-related infertility,” said Richard King, MD, an independent gynecologist and research physician. “Successful study participants had histories including prior infection, surgery, endometriosis, hormonal issues, unexplained infertility, and even blocked fallopian tubes.”

No drugs or surgery are used with this therapy and side effects are generally positive. A third study published in Medscape (12/04) reported the therapy’s effectiveness in reducing painful intercourse and increasing sexual function, including desire (libido), and orgasm intensity and frequency.

Victoria Keinert, MPT, and Jean Nollen, PT are Founding Directors of the new Midwest fertility clinic in Des Moines. “We are pleased to offer this exciting and effective treatment option to Midwest women who are dealing with pelvic pain and infertility,” said Nollen.