Updated: May 6
Chinese medicine has been used for centuries to treat infertility. Here Are The Top 5 Ways These Ancient Treatments Can Help.
Infertility is an element of so many couples’ lives all over the globe, and it is something that causes distress and uncertainty over the question of whether these couples will ever be able to conceive. Traditional Chinese Medicine can help. You can learn more about Chinese Medicine treatments for Fertility and Pregnancy at Health Wise.
While infertility is common, there is often no cause that medical professionals can pinpoint the lack of ability to conceive. Many couples go through years of tests and investigations, only to be found wanting.
A systematic review of the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility showed a mean clinical pregnancy rate of 50% using Chinese Herbal Medicine compared with IVF alone (30%).
This article will outline five ways that Traditional Chinese medicine Theories and Treatments may assist in improving fertility.
Health Wise has been helping patients for over 30 years. Our team at Health Wise wants to help you in your pregnancy journey, by making the experience easier and more enjoyable. We wrote this article in the hopes that it may be helpful to you. We'll take a look at using acupuncture & moxibustion during pregnancy to turn a baby in breech presentation and review the research surrounding this topic.
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Healthy Diet: Things To Include
Healthy Diet: Things To Include
Traditional Chinese Medicine fertility treatments have a strong message on staying as holistically healthy as possible by adding a balanced and healthy diet into your lifestyle.
Chinese medicine focuses more on the good foods that you’re not eating but should be consuming.
A balanced diet is essential as it assists in regulating your hormones and adequately nourishes your reproductive system. A good diet also allows you to maintain a healthy weight, which can significantly impact fertility.
Here are some focus vitamins to include for optimum results:
Antioxidants such as Vitamin C: may increase the quality and motility of sperm.
They also reduce oxidative stress on your reproductive system
Zinc: Low levels of Zinc has been linked with reduced levels of the hormone testosterone and a low sperm count.
Calcium and Vitamin D: Taking these nutrients daily has been shown to increase male fertility.
Healthy Diet: Things To Avoid
Traditional Chinese medicine tells us that as well as the inclusion of certain foods, we also need to avoid certain foodstuffs and elements.
For a high level of fertility, Chinese medicine says you should limit or avoid exposure to artificial elements such as chemicals, impacting heavy metals, medicinal antibiotics, artificial hormones, and things such as:
• Processed “Junk food” and candy/excessive sugar
• Canned/Tinned foods
• Food and Drink that is served cold
• Frozen dairy
• Processed and bleached foods such as white bread and white flour
• Tuna and Halibut
• Alcohol and stimulants
Traditional Chinese Medicine has always championed medicinal herbs and their properties for health purposes for centuries, and many of these herbs are believed to increase your chances of conception.
Chasteberry: This herb stimulates the pituitary gland, which is responsible for producing sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Dong Quai: This is used to solve menstrual difficulties and helps to balance estrogen levels to improve the chances of conception.
In an interestinging case report, a 43-Year-Old Woman with Diminished Ovarian Reserve and Multiple Uterus Fibrosis had a successful pregnancy after Treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine.
In accordance with Traditional Chinese, we have channels of energy (meridians) in our bodies, and If these channels become blocked or sluggish, fertility can suffer as a result.
Acupuncture can be used to unblock these channels and encourage your energy flow to a more normal level.
A systematic review has shown that undergoing acupuncture is safe during pregnancy when applied correctly. Our clinic has over 30 years of clinical experience helping patients. We specialize in fertility, and under the care of our experienced practitioners, you can be assured that you are in safe hands.
Acupuncture treatments can be beneficial within each stage of the trimester. In the first trimester, acupuncture can help to nourish the body and relieve symptoms relating to fatigue nausea, and heartburn. In later stages, acupuncture can assist with pain relief and reduce swelling that is associated with pregnancy. Finally, in the third trimester, Chinese medicine treatments can help prepare the body for labor and help to turn the baby from a breech position for a smooth experience during childbirth.
In addition, studies have shown that daily sessions of moxibustion (combined with acupuncture) can increase fetal activity and help turn the baby from a breech position to the optimal head-down position. As outlined in research published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Acupuncture plus moxibustion is more effective than observation in revolving fetuses in breech presentation. Such a method appears to be a valid option for women willing to experience a natural birth".
Tui Na Massage
Tui Na is an form of therapeutic massage that has been used for over 5000 years, and trained personnel can use it to assist many fertility situations by enhancing blood flow to the uterus, thus leading to a more balanced menstrual cycle.
At Health Wise our experienced practitioners have over 30 years of clinical experience. helping patients. Our qualified practitioners are here to help you along your pregnancy journey and guide you through the experience by providing treatments that are catered to your unique pattern of symptoms. Contact us today for an appointment.
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