Around one in six or seven couples in the UK have difficulty with conceiving., there are many potential causes., the most common cause for women could be lack of regular ovulation; blockage of the fallopian tubes; and endometriosis.; for men, the most common cause is poor quality of semen., however a lot of the time the cause can be unexplained. In order to conceive, the reproductive system needs to be in optimum condition, also working in harmony with the rest of the body. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve the body’s natural healing ability. Stimulating and re balancing it’s natural energy flow.
- Balancing hormones level.
- Regulating Periods.
- Stimulating ovulation.
- Increasing the bloods flow to uterus.
- Relieving stress related problems.
- Improving sperm count and motility.
- Improving general energy and sex drive.
- Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine also can assistant IVF and IUI treatment, increasing the success rate.
Case study 1: This is a 28 year old female with IBS, Endometriosis and Obesity, she had been trying conceiving for more than 4 years without success. Because of the severe Endometriosis, she had been told difficult to conceive. She came to me initially for her IBS treatment. I found her kidney and spleen energy both weak, this could be the cause for both IBS and Infertility. I told her, Acupuncture could help both of her problems. After 5 session Acupuncture, her IBS symptom was fine, she stopped the treatment. One years later, she came back with a baby boy, and told me she had gotten pregnant after two month of treatment, and later successfully gave birth to a baby daughter.
Note: Acupuncture can help with Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovaries, it might not cure the problems, but it can improving the body general energy level to help Infertility.
Case study2: This is a 37 years old lady, she had one IVF treatment and got pregnant half years before, but later had a miscarriage after two months pregnancy. Before she plan to start another IVF treatment, she want to use Acupuncture to assist her treatment. I found her blood energy and kidney Yang energy both weak, so I used Acupuncture to help improving this. After IVF treatment, she got pregnant. She continued the treatment for 12 weeks, then she stopped the Acupuncture. Later she gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
Note: Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with assisted fertility procedure like IVF, IUI to increase the chance of conception, It also help with miscarriage. The old age pregnant women have more chance of miscarriage, when over 40 years, there are 50% chance of miscarriage. The first 12 weeks period is critical, when this period past, there will less chance of miscarriage. In TCM’s view: Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine could improve the energy in kidney and blood to help IVF and IUI treatment, and reduce the chance of miscarriage.