According to current figures, one in six couples will experience problems when trying to conceive. This could be due to a variety of different reasons, such as underlying health conditions in either partner or ‘unexplained’ infertility that doesn’t appear to have any given reason.
Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for centuries by people with fertility issues. Today, an increasing number of couples and individuals are exploring what Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture may offer as adjunct treatments to improve their fertility and increase their chances of becoming parents.
Traditional Chinese Herbs
Women who suffer from conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis tend to have more problems when trying to conceive than most. Traditional Chinese medicines such as Black Cohosh and Dong Quai have traditionally been used by women with fertility issues. A number of Chinese herbs have also been traditionally used by men with sperm issues.
Acupuncture and Fertility
Acupuncture is an ancient practice that has been used for centuries to bring balance back to the body and to help manage different health issues, both physical and medical. Although studies are inconclusive, many people explore acupuncture as an adjunct approach to improving their fertility and encouraging a healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture may help to improve fertility by reducing stress and anxiety during IVF or other fertility treatments.
Exploring Your Options
If you are interested in exploring what acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine may offer as a complementary approach to your fertility treatments, get in touch with us to put together a tailored plan either for yourself as an individual or together with your partner. However, bear in mind that in order to get the best results, you should be aiming to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and include moderate exercise, which will help to not only improve your fertility, but also your general health as a whole.
Many women that want to achieve a healthy mum AND a healthy baby have come to see Jenny for a customised and adjunctive holistic plan. Contact Jenny from East West Fertility today. Appointments can be booked via our website contact page.