Since male infertility isn’t talked about as often as female infertility, you may be unaware that when couples struggle to conceive, it is just as likely to be due to male infertility issues as it is female problems.
Traditional Chinese Medicines and nutritional supplements may be a helpful adjunct to traditional treatments for common male infertility problems. Chinese medicine provides a holistic approach to patients, and may deliver added benefits. Many men are interested in complementary approaches such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs to see what they may offer.
Acupuncture is one of the most commonly used forms of Traditional Chinese medicine around the world, and has become very popular in Western countries to complement Western treatments dealing with male infertility.
Panax ginseng is a herb that is traditionally used in Chinese Medicine by men struggling with infertility, to enhance stamina and endurance, and to reduce stress.
Gotu Kola (Asiatic Pennywort):
For centuries, this herb has been used by traditional Chinese herbalists for men with infertility and low sperm count. While inconclusive, there are a number of clinical studies that suggest Gotu Kola may improve the symptoms of venous insufficiency, mood, stress and anxiety.
Saw Palmetto (Ju Ye Zhong):
Saw Palmetto berries were used by Native Americans as a source of food and medicine. While inconclusive, clinical trials suggest that Saw Palmetto may assist in supporting prostate health and to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement.
Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris has been used since the ancient times by men with fertility and libido issues. While inconclusive, clinical trials suggest that Tribulus Terrestris may support healthy sexual function, assist with performance and vitality, as well as have a calming effect which is important for both partners when trying to conceive.
If you are undergoing treatment for male infertility, then complementary approaches such as acupuncture and Chinese medicine may deliver added benefits. With any health issues, it is important to work with a practitioner who can put together a tailored health plan either for yourself as an individual or together with your partner, in conjunction with your treating practitioner.
Remember, that in order to get the best results, you should be aiming to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and including regular exercise, which will help not only in improving your fertility, but also your general health as a whole.
If you would like a customised and adjunctive holistic plan that is designed to help you to achieve improved health, contact Jenny from East West Fertility today. Appointments can be booked via our website www.EastWestFertility.com.au