Fertility

Fertility

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine are widely used for Fertility treatment in China & are becoming an increasingly common treatment in Australia as many couples are finding it difficult to conceive.

For both women & men, there are many different causes of infertility that can be treated with Acupuncture &/or Chinese Herbs.

Examples for women include:

  • Poor quality eggs (& low ovarian reserve)
  • High FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
  • Low progesterone
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Endometriosis
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful/difficult periods)
  • Amenorrhea (no periods)
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) Unexplained infertility

Examples for men include:

  • Low sperm count
  • Abnormal sperm morphology
  • Poor sperm motility

 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, regardless of the specific biomedical cause of your fertility problem, we can offer you a diagnosis & treatment plan according to your presenting signs & symptoms.

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs can be used alone to improve fertility or combined with IVF treatments. When undergoing an IVF cycle, some women experience side effects such as abdominal bloating &/or pain, fatigue, headaches, hot flushes and mood swings to name a few. Acupuncture can be used to relieve these symptoms as well as specifically assist the IVF cycle by:

  • Increasing blood flow to the ovaries & uterus in order to:
    • Improve the quality of eggs produced by the ovaries
    • Nourish the lining of the uterus to increase the chances of embryo implantation
    • Regulating hormones levels, such as decreasing FSH or increasing progesterone
    • Assisting to stop bleeding & protect the embryo during a threatened miscarriage
    • Reducing stress, anxiety & depression

We often recommend you spend 2-3 months improving your reproductive health with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine prior to commencing an IVF cycle to achieve the best results. However, if you are about to start an IVF cycle & you are interested in combining this with Acupuncture treatment this is still highly beneficial. Many studies have been conducted in recent years that support the effectiveness of Acupuncture in improving IVF success rates.