Women’s Fertility

shutterstock_73561366LowFor centuries, Chinese medicine has been used as a safe, effective method to stimulate a healthy and successful pregnancy.  It may be used in combination with IVF, or as a stand-alone method to identify and correct the underlying issues that prevent a woman from becoming pregnant.

The typical IVF procedure focuses on artificially regulating follicular stimulation and the menstrual cycle. Essentially, this is about creating a more stable and hospitable “environment” within a woman’s womb for the fertilized egg to develop.  Next, the IVF process retrieves and fertilizes an egg for implantation.

The problem is, this process often takes place without fully investigating the underlying causes of infertility.  Which often leads to disappointing results, because those issues go uncared for.

In contrast, Chinese medicine seeks to assess and treat any number conditions that impede a woman’s ability to conceive. With Chinese medicine, these conditions are treatable, including:

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Endometriosis
• Irregular Menstruation (Amenorrhea)
Congested Fallopian Tubes
• Conceiving when you are older
Premature ovarian failure
• Autoimmune issues
• Multiple OR RECURRENT miscarriages
• Unexplained infertility
• High FSH level or poor egg quality
• Secondary infertility
• Uterine fibroids
• Male factor fertility
• Stress, emotional and lifestyle issues
Unexplained Infertility

Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are effective at regulating hormones and restoring clear and well-timed signaling within a woman’s brain, ovaries, and adrenals. And in many cases, a carefully-crafted protocol of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle improvement, results not only in a healthy and successful pregnancy, but a healthier and more successful mother, too.

 

DOES IT WORK?

For centuries, TCM has been used as a safe, effective method to stimulate a healthy and successful pregnancy. It may be used in combination with IVF, or as a stand-alone method to identify and correct the underlying issues that prevent a woman from becoming pregnant.

When used in combination with IVF, Traditional Chinese Medicine has been shown to improve fertility. TCM helps the body stay balanced and responsive throughout the IVF process, which improves the chances that you will become pregnant and have a healthy baby.

Many women and couples have come to us after they were told their chances of conceiving were slim to none. We have had many patients who had multiple rounds of failed IVFs, who were advised to use a donor egg.Using TCM, we have helped patients in these situations successfully get pregnant using IVF.

It depends on your personal health history and circumstances. In every case, we are honest with our patients about the likelihood that Chinese medicine can help achieve a successful, healthy pregnancy, and counsel them about which course of treatment is right for them.

We respect the gravity of the fertility treatment process. And we know it can be an emotional journey. We pledge to offer hope when we have reasonable evidence to believe that your situation can respond to TCM. And we will not offer false hope in cases where we don’t believe we can be of service.

If you are interested in learning more about the research on the effectiveness of using TCM and acupuncture with IVF, multiple studies can be found at the Fertility and Sterility, the premiere medical journal of juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research published by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

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