Fertility support: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Australian researchers at Adelaide University have created hope for women suffering from infertility as a recent study sheds new light on effectively treating women with infertility issues with Traditional Chinese Medicine. The research, titled "Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the managementof female infertility: A systematic review" concluded that management of female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF. This article also concluded that assessment of the quality of the menstrual cycle, integral to TCM diagnosis, appears to be fundamental tosuccessful treatment of female infertility.

The research, funded by the Australian government (Primary Health Care Research Evaluation Development (PHCRED) Program), mentioned the likelihood of achieving pregnancy with Chinese herbal medicine was double according to the study authors, "Our meta-analyses suggest Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine to be more effective in the treatment of female infertility achieving on average a 60% pregnancy rate over 4 months compared with 30% achieved with standard western drug treatment, or IVF over 12 months."

This is similar to what I have found in my acupuncture and herbal practice in Austin, TX where I focus on balancing and healing the body to increase the chance of pregnancy, so that women may conceive naturally.

 


You are truly a miracle worker; I was at a point with my attempts at becoming pregnant that I felt so hopeless until I came to you at AOMA; you helped my body become more healthy and helped me in becoming more positive and less stressed;

My son is continuing to become a strong healthy little boy… he is 28 months old soon and is already at the high end of growth charts; my husband and I love him so much… I always recommend acupuncture to anyone that is having issues with fertility; I have attached a couple of pictures of him when he was an infant and also a more recent picture; thank you so much!

Irma