Laurie's Acupuncture Fertility Treatments have an overall 70% pregnancy success rate.
Acupuncture and oriental medicines have been used for thousands of years in order to increase the fertility and promote reproductive health in women. Records show that these methods were first used for fertility by Zhang Zhong Jing around the first century. He was known in the Han Dynasty for his medical work on treating disease in women. Acupuncture and oriental medicine practitioners are taught that the health of a person depends entirely on the balance of their life energy, or Qi.
Qi must be circulating in balance with blood in order for the body to function at its best. Normal functions can be boosted through the use of oriental medicine and acupuncture as well such as fertility which can be especially useful for couples who have been trying to conceive with no results. Fertility enhancement treatments depend on the person, but on average takes about twelve weeks. These treatments include methods such as herbal medicine, herbal therapy, diet changes, stress reduction courses, and acupuncture.
Natural Fertility With Acupuncture
Acupuncture and oriental medicine can help the reproductive system by:
- Lowering the chances of a miscarriage
- Enhancing blood flow in uterus
- Managing the menstrual cycle
- Heightening the chance of pregnancy for those performing in vitro fertilization
- Reducing anxiety related to reproductive problems
- Increasing hormone products in the endocrine system
- Enhanced fertility due to improved reproductive health
In addition to being an effective treatment for infertility, Acupuncture can be effective for treating PMS, painful menstrual cycles, and irregular periods, so if you are suffering from any of these then please call us as soon as possible to set up an appointment.
What Your Test Results Mean
If a woman has attempted to conceive for several months without a pregnancy, It is often recommended that she see her medical doctor for an evaluation. A physical examination and other tests may possibly be done. This will depend on her age, exam results, and any past medical history.
A hormone panel on the third day of her menstrual cycle is often ordered. Included in this panel are tests for FSH, LH, estradiol, and AMH.
FSH (Follicle-stimulating hormone) is an indication of the Ovarian reserve. Optimally, for fertility, this number should be around 10 mlU/ml. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine have been proven effective at lowering the FSH if it is elevated.
LH (lutenizing hormone). Triggers ovulation and stimulates the secretion of estrogen. The range on day 3 should be between 3-20 mlU/ ml.
E2 (Estradiol) Measures overall ovarian health. Healthy fertility values measure at 50-100pg/ml
AMH (Anti-mullerian hormone) Gives an estimate of the remaining egg supply. The normal range for a woman under 35 is 1.5 to 4.0ng/ml.
These test results are indicators of a healthy fertility quotient. Much can be done in traditional Chinese medicine to increase fertility, even if her test results are less than perfect.