Chinese place a large emphasis on family and take every possible measure to help those seeking to have children. Fertility management of both men and women has been well-developed in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with hundreds of herbs and combinations being identified and used extensively alongside acupuncture, massage, diet and lifestyle modification for treating this Infertility.
TCM has become increasingly popular in Western countries as more and more couples find they work. In fact, TCM fertility techniques are relatively non-invasive and sometimes offer better success rates for less cost. TCM can offer significant benefits for non-organic incidences of infertility (unexplained Infertility) where the problem may not be structural.
For female infertility, the key therapeutic factors are focused on:
- TCM gynaecology consultation
- Tonifying the kidney-qi,
- Replenishing the essence (jing) and blood,
- Nourishing the Conception Vessel and Thoroughfare Vessel,
- Regulating menstruation.
TCM practitioners who specialise in Women's health will consider an appropriate therapeutic strategy which includes the Western medical diagnostic and test results, then design an effective course of treatment.
TCM for fertility management
A qualified TCM practitioner who properly understands both Western and Chinese medicine is capable of integrating the advantages of these two medical practices. With a couple, a physician will investigate both partners and treat either or both as appropriate.
There is no exclusive TCM therapy for infertility, each program is customised for you and your conditions. Therapy adjustments during the course of treatment are required as your condition changes over time.
It is necessary to be patient, open-minded and determined. A standard TCM course such as acupuncture for fertility may take at least six months for intensive treatment. There are many available solutions for infertility, and the TCM method is one option worth trying.
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.