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How TCM treats infertility

Traditional Chinese Medicine use herbs and acupuncture to treat infertility

Traditional Chinese herbal Medicine and accupuncture can improve your reproductive health in several ways

Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture help you to:

  • balance hormonal levels to regulate menstruation and ovulation. (it is the first and most important work)

  • reduce stress; this is also very important when trying to conceive as stress reduces blood flow to the reproductive organs and negatively affects hormonal balance.

  • strengthen the immune system for overall health and wellbeing.
  • increase blood flow to the uterus which thickens the endometrial lining for implantation.

  • improve ovarian function and the release of follicles. Acupuncture stimulates blood flow to the ovaries to produce a larger number of follicles and better quality eggs.

  • improve hypothalamus and the release of hormones throughout the body.

  • balance hormonal levels to regulate menstruation and ovulation.

  • improve sperm count, motility and morphology.

    # reduce the number of structural abnormalities in sperm and increased the overall number of sperm. The medical journal Fertility and Sterility, July 2005 reported that

    # lead to a significant increase in the motility levels of sperm and increase the percentage of healthy sperm .

  • lessen the side effects from hormonal treatments and increases in-vitro fertilization success rates.
    A study from Germany found that acupuncture immediately before and after IVF embryo transfer increases the success rates from 26% to 43%. A study produced by the Reproductive Medicine and FertilityCenter in Colorado Springs has found that acupuncture can increase the success rates of IVF treatment. 51% of women in the acupuncture treatment group became pregnant compared to 36% of those not receiving acupuncture.

  • reduce the chances of miscarriage.
    A study by the Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Center in Colorado Springs found that herbal medicines and acupuncture significantly reduces the miscarriage rate from 20% not receiving acupuncture with their IVF treatment to 8% of women combing acupuncture with their IVF protocol. Acupuncture also significantly lessens the chances of ectopic pregnancy.

How the treatment is proceeded

Normally, our practitioners are females and have excellent clinical experiences.

1. She will makes a complete review the medical records performed by the western medicine.

2. She will makes a complete understanding of the life style, diet and food of the couple.

3. She will inspect the patients according to the four principles of diagnosis in Chinese Medicine.
(please go to to understand what is the 4 principles of diagnosis)

4. She will explain to the patients in details about her finding and recommendations.

5. She will work together with the patient to work out an effective treatment plan.

6. She will prescribe Herbal medicines to the patients and explain clearly how the medicines are taken and how long the treatment will be last for.

7. She may give the patient acupuncture if required.

8. She will give advice to the patient about her/his daily food, diet and other life style pattern.

9. She will keep close contact with the patient all the time to understand the progress of the treatment.

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