Fertility and women’s health are areas in which Chinese Medicine is gaining a lot of attention. These issues have been successfully addressed by acupuncture and herbs for thousands of years, and still remain pertinent in modern society. Because acupuncture and herbal medicine influence the endocrine and reproductive systems, a wide variety of complaints can be addressed. Even cases of “unexplained infertility” can be treated with the principles of Chinese Medicine. No matter what one is coming to acupuncture for, women happily report that during their course of treatment, symptoms pertaining to their cycle such as bloating, cramping, headaches and moodiness decrease and often disappear completely. This is an affirming sign that the body’s balance is being restored.
Conditions that can interfere with fertility and may be treated with Chinese Medicine include:
- Irregular cycles
- Painful periods
- Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Ovarian Cysts
- Amenorrhea (no period)
- Post Birth Control Pill amenorrhea
- Anovulation (not ovulating)
- High Follicular Stimulating Hormone
- Hormone imbalances (including PMS)
- Auto immune conditions
The path to pregnancy can also take an emotional toll. Stress relief, emotional balancing and nervous system regulation are key to help you through the process and will be addressed during treatment.
In addition to acupuncture and herbs, we will be examining dietary and lifestyle modifications you may employ to maximize your fertility.
While some are looking to enhance their fertility naturally, others are interested in enhancing the effects of their Western treatment, such as an IVF, IUI, egg freezing or donor transfers. Chinese Medicine is extremely helpful in either case. To learn more about the ways in which we can help you with ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) Click here.
The benefits are not only limited to female fertility. It is estimated that up to a third of all infertility cases in couples is due to the male. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are helpful in improving sperm motility, morphology, and count.
To read about research and studies that have been done in the area of Chinese Medicine for Fertility, click here.