Either for those who have been diagnosed with infertility due to different reasons or those who merely want a little help to achieve natural conception, there is a new solution – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Now it is common to use TCM to support and enhance fertility to achieve pregnancy. On one hand, for women, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can regulate hormones and affect the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis, which controls ovulation, thickens the endometrial lining and increases blood flow to the uterus. For men, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are helpful in improving low
sperm count, poor motility and morphology percentages. On the other hand, for both men and women, those treatments can boost the immune system, increase energy, improve libido and rebalance body. All of these have a positive effect on the likelihood of conception.
TCM can also be very effective working alongside Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) such as Invitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been shown to improve the blood flow to the uterus, calm the uterus ready for implantation, alleviate unwanted side effects of the medical treatment, improve responses to hormonal stimulation, and deal with stress and tension that accompany these procedures.
Couples are advised to start treatment at least three months before they plan to start conceiving as they need to be brought from wherever they are into the best possible state of health. Treatment could be complex yet rewarding and worthwhile.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Benign uterine fibroids
Hyperprolactinemia (elevated prolactin)
Early menopause (premature ovarian failure)
Low sperm count
Decreased sperm mobility