Increase your chances of Conceiving
Infertility is a growing problem in modern times. Our lifestyles in the last few decades have become more and more hectic, and the age at which we are hoping to have children has risen due to the costs of raising a family. The human body is designed to reproduce, and yet for many this goal seems painfully out of reach.
Chinese medicine has a great amount of literature which addresses infertility. More importantly, couples are turning to Chinese medicine for treatment because of new research and results. Chinese medicine can also be used in conjunction with conventional medical methods of infertility treatment such as IUI (intrauterine insemination) or IVF (in vitro fertilization). A recent German study found that the rates of implantation after IVF procedures increased implantation success by 50%. Mechanisms proposed for the effectiveness of acupuncture include relieving stress and anxiety, and also improving blood flow to the pelvic area. Other research suggests that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can normalize the hormone production in the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in controlling ovulation and menstruation, and therefore, fertility.
While it has been shown that only a couple of treatments may improve outcomes for IVF, to gain full benefit from Chinese medicine treatment for this condition takes time. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been shown to increase the number of quality eggs, and to improve the conditions in the uterus for implantation. To prepare the body as an environment for implantation and nurturing, several months of treatment are usually required for a substantial difference in fertility. However, if you have a conventional medical infertility procedure scheduled soon, it is not too late for Chinese medicine to help you in your journey.