Fertility problems have slowly been on the rise for the last 25 years, with up to 25 per cent of couples experiencing difficulties in conceiving. As a result, more and more couples are seeking expensive medical assistance in order to conceive. Science is however unable to efficiently treat the “unexplained” cases where there is obviously a deeper problem at hand. This is where natural approaches to infertility such as Traditional Chinese Medicine may be the ideal inexpensive solution.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been treating male and female infertility conditions for over two thousand years. It aims to do so by correcting blocked energy flow and unbalanced hormones that may be at the root of the cause. TCM practitioners believe that reproductive disorders may be a result of:
Whilst the tradition is ancient, the TCM techniques of acupuncture, acupressure, massage, diet and herbal medicine are used widely in today's society and may be effectively used to treat infertility.
TCM may improve fertility and assist with conception by:
Acupuncture is the practice of using thin needles on certain points around the biddy to stimulate and restore energy flow along the meridians. The needles may vary in length and number, and are traditionally left on the body between 20-60 minutes.
Western science has linked the benefits of Acupuncture in treating infertility to the way in which the needles stimulate the Nervous system. Studies have also shown acupuncture to reduce levels of pain and inflammation, to regulate body temperature, blood pressure and blood flow.
TCM practitioners use acupuncture to treat infertility as:
Science has also demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture when coupled with other fertility treatments such as IVF. The studies concluded that when used before and after IVF treatment, acupuncture may actually support successful implantation, and may reduce the risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy when practiced regularly (ideally weekly).
Underlying hormonal imbalances that may be inhibiting normal body function and fertility may be restored through the use of Chinese herbs.
TCM uses over one hundred and fifty herbs in the treatment of infertility, some which address the infertility, and some that act as a general supplement to the body creating an ideal level of health ideal to conceive in. Some TCM practitioners may combine unto thirty herbs to create a tailored concoction best suited to your infertility needs in a tablet, pill, granule or liquid form.
Well known TCM herbs for infertility include:
Your selected TCM practitioner may recommend a physical practice such as Qi Kung to stimulate further energy flow along certain meridians. Developed over three thousand years ago by Chinese Taoists (metaphysicians), the exercise of Qi Kong enhances the flow of the body's intrinsic energy which in turn benefits general organ function and overall health and well being.
Your TCM practitioner may also suggest various sexual positions that increase the chances of conception by enhancing sperm motility, count and menstrual regulation.
If you are interested in finding out more information on how TCM can help with infertility, please consult a professional TCM practitioner.
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