Infertility: How does Chinese Medicine Successfully Treat it?

Many couples who have experienced difficulty having children have heard of other couples using Chinese Medicine to treat their infertility, often in conjunction with Western medical care, or alone.  However, the way Chinese Medicine works to make women and men more fertile is not widely known.  This page briefly explains a powerful and cost effective approach that works for many practitioners, including me.  

At Return of Function Acupuncture at MindBody Wellness Atlanta and former locations in which I have cared for patients, I have found through clinical experience that the best way to treat infertility is through two stages of care, 1) a focus on regulating blood stagnation and the possibly irregular menstrual cycle for the first two menstrual cycles, and 2)  a focus on tonification for optimal endometrial lining in the uterus for the third and following cycles.  This is a comprehensive and customized Infertility Solution System (ISS).

Many Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine clinics in Atlanta that treat infertility rely primarily or solely on acupuncture. While acupuncture definitely helps, the strongest treatment of infertility is through customized Chinese botanical medicine.   

In the first phase of Return of Function Acupuncture at MindBody Wellness Atlanta’s Infertility Solution System (ISS), the focus is using Chinese herbs to relieve the blood stagnation in the lower abdomen in the first cycle. From clinical experience, I find that most women who are experiencing infertility and are 30 or older, have conditions like endometriosis or polycistic problems, or have irregular menstrual cycles due to blood stagnation in their lower abdomen.  Palpation of an area on the Left radial pulse usually reveals these underlying roadblocks to fertility.  If this underlying stagnation is not corrected, there is a high likelihood of miscarriage.   Thus even with IVF, and other medical treatments, a crucial aspect of fertility is often being missed. 

It also important for the man in the relationship to have his reproductive health examined.  Indeed, infertility can stem from health problems in both the woman and a man who are trying to have children.  Thus, I encourage all of the men whose wives are seeking treatment for infertility to have their sperm checked for possible issues.

When the third cycle arrives, I focus on using Chinese herbs that tonify to nourish the endometrial lining so that it is more likely to hold the fertilized egg.  These herbs also improve egg quality.  Men who have problems with their sperm can also be treated with herbs to improve their sperm quality.  

For each cycle, acupuncture is ideally a component of care too, to complement the effect of blood moving or tonifying Chinese botanicals and to help the women seeking care to de-stress.  At Return of Function Acupuncture at MindBody Wellness Atlanta, I offer an additional powerful way to help the woman and her partner to not only manage the stress of the fertility process, but to unblock the bodymind’s innate intelligence to boost fertility.   If un-managed, stress inhibits proper blood circulation, and disrupts the normal menstrual cycle.  Patients can learn to meditate with effortlessness in the center’s monthly Primordial Sound Meditation classes.  This class enables patients to manage their stress and thus reap enormous long term mental and physical health dividends, along with enhanced fertility.  

To find out more about the Infertility Solution System at Return of Function Acupuncture at MindBody Wellness Atlanta, schedule a free, Fostering Fertility consultation today!  (678) 631-7965

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