Infertility: You are not alone–  Evidenced-based Researches indicated that over 2 million American couples suffer from infertility. The causes of infertility may stem from either partner, but approximately 60% of infertility cases are due to female conditions.

The causes of infertility: there are many

  • Ovary issues:Ovulation problems, hormonal imbalance, poor ovarian reserve function, poor egg quality, premature ovarian failure (POF), Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), luteal phase defect, etc
  • Uterine factors: endometriosis, thin endometrium, irregular period, amenorrhea, abnormally shaped uterus, etc
  • Tubal and Uterine factors due to infection or surgery, etc
  • Other reasons: immunological infertility,  habitual miscarriage, male factor, etc.

These causes can be determined by a Western medical reproductive specialist. Treating infertility can be expensive and highly technical and time consuming. Because of these reasons, alternative methods, such as Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help to increase success rate and save you time. Chinese medicine and acupuncture are increasing in popularity in helping infertility treatment.

Infertility and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Good News!–   In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), conception is believed to occur when

1) Kidney Jing (essence) is abundant,

2) Blood in the channels are harmonized, and

3) importantly with a peaceful Shen (spirit).

These factors are also the foundation of overall health other than just the root of conception. By establishing harmony within the entire body, Traditional Chinese Medicine brings better chancesfor many couples.

The benefits of acupuncture and TCM for infertility can be found in Chinese medicine literature as early as 2000 years ago. TCM enhances the function of the whole body via holistic approach and  improve the probability of being pregnant. The holistic approach is especially important for women who are over age 40 to be able to become pregnant and have a healthier baby.

According The National Infertility Association, more than 50% of those who have an infertility problem will be able to have a successful pregnancy after treatment; TCM can help to significantly increase the pregnant rate.

A recent study  found that when using acupuncture with In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF),  clinical pregnancy rate from 26% if not receive acupuncture increased to over 40%, and  this rate be further increased to 60% when using a broader support of both Chinese herbs and acupuncture in preparation before, during, and after IVF.

Results from 13 research centers indicated that Performance Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer increases the live birth rate (Odds Ratio= 1.89, 95% CI).(Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008.)

Great Wall Acupuncture: — With the notion that good health is critical to conception, we aim to enhance the function of the whole body.  Greater success has been achieved by using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine before attempting more technically advanced assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as western medications, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and IVF. However, it should be pointed out that in women with disruption of both fallopian tubes, ART should be the primary treatment, while acupuncture being a support.

The infertility treatment period:

During initial visit, we will spend over an hour for the evaluation and plan outline. Once you decided to pursue the treatment seriously in our Clinic, we will step into the treatment process.

Generally, women are recommended to have acupuncture and herbal medicine for at least 3-6 months before considering  ART techniques. With our experiences, the majority of women respond to TCM & acupuncture treatment well and  often resulting in an easier pregnancy and healthier baby with or without the need of powerful drugs. So trying TCM & Acupuncture  is strongly recommended as a first step.

In  male factor infertility, TCM and acupuncture can greatly improve male semen quality and other infertility factors, which will dramatically improve the natural pregnancy chances; or as support, increase the success rate of IUI or IVF.

Naturally-Conceive, achievable and BEST  — Our experiences indicated that using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine  the holistic approach can completely re-balance your   Yin-Yang conditions–re-balance hormonal system, re-balance the body’s energy flow, and let the body to do what it is supposed to do naturally- a natural conception.

Experience a difference now and make a difference for the future.   

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