Infertility

Infertility is a myth.

Acupuncture Offers Hope to Couples Challenged by Infertility

Reports directly out of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Fertility & Sterility Journal.

In vitro Fertilization and Chinese Medicine.  Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be crucial tools for childless couples, according to fertility experts who gathered last night for an event to mark the 30th anniversary of IVF.
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PCOS and Acupuncture.  Studies done in Europe in the 1990s on anovulatory women with PCOS showed that electro-acupuncture restored ovulation in one-third of the test subjects. Acupuncture also reduced the endocrine indicators of PCOS, including LH/FSH ratios, mean testosterone concentrations and beta-endorphin concentrations. Researchers theorized that this improvement was due to an inhibition of hyperactivity in the sympathetic nervous system.  A Swedish/Italian study in 2000 described in the Biology of Reproduction Journal validated this theory.
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Endometriosis and Chinese Medicine. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, endometriosis affects approximately 5 to 7 million American women. Endometriosis has been labeled by some doctors as “the career woman’s disease” because of its high correlation with increased stress levels.
Learn More About How TCM Can Help Women Overcome Endometriosis, This Major Cause of Infertility

Uterine Fibroids and Chinese Medicine.   One in 5 women will be diagnosed with uterine fibroids  (myomas).  Onset is in the woman’s 30’s-40’s with 25-50% of women of childbearing age.  Some types of fibroids can adversely affect fertility.
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Unexplained Infertility and Acupuncture.  Stress is often a key factor in the fertility of both men and women. When people are under stress, the brain’s neurochecmical balance is altered, thus changing hormone levels that affect the reproductive cycle.
Learn more about The effects of stress on fertility and how to manage it