Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) focuses on the body as a whole, focusing on the interactions between the body, spirit and mind. TCM seeks to discover the underlying cause of health problems, as opposed to attempting only to treat the symptoms of disease. TCM which includes acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbs for fertility is of particular importance for men and women who are attempting to conceive, yet experience high levels of stress on a daily basis.
This is because high levels of stress are not conducive to conception, herbs and acupuncture for fertility can aid relaxation and assist the body in functioning more efficiently.
The majority of couples attempting to conceive look towards TCM and acupuncture for fertility once they have failed to conceive after having regular sexual intercourse over a period of one year or greater. After this time, it is assumed that there is a problem with fertility levels and this is when a couple should consult a TCM practitioner, a fertility expert or both.
Acupuncture for fertility involves tapping into the energy channels of the body, these energy channels, referred to as meridians, may be obstructed. Restoring the balance and flow of energy through these channels has proved to ease psychological and physical pain.
The benefits of TCM and acupuncture for fertility in women include: improvement of the ability of the uterine lining to accept a fertilized egg, increased blood circulation to the uterus, reduction of the stress hormones associated with fertility issues, increased conception rates in the presence of absence of assisted reproductive technology (ART), increased rates of live births, and decreased ectopic pregnancy rates.
The benefits of TCM and acupuncture for fertility in men include: improved quality and quantity of semen, stress reduction, improved sperm motility, and improved overall well-being. Studies have shown an increased chance of pregnancy using TCM.
Acupuncture improves the chances by regulating the levels of hormones within the body, most notably the hormones cortisol and prolactin. It is advisable for women and men to begin TCM and acupuncture for fertility therapy many months prior to attempting to conceive. This will give you the best possible chances of successfully conceiving a child.
These and other Traditional Chinese practices all form part of TCM, each adding a little to the history and methodology of Acupuncture and Herbs and their ability to help with Infertility.
Eca Brady is a fully licensed physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine BSc(Ac) MBAcC, focusing on Female Infertility with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs from Harley Street, London.
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