The tools used in Chinese medicine (acupuncture, Chinese herbs, moxibustion, targeted nutrition) have been helping women conceive and have healthy pregnancies for thousands of years. Recent studies suggest that they may help improve fertility in many different ways including the following:
increasing blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
thickening the uterine lining
regulating the Hypothalamic Pituitary Ovarian axis
managing endometriosis lesions and symptoms
improving the likelihood of implantation
making cycles more regular and predictable
improving hormone levels and ovulation in PCOS
increasing rates of pregnancy in IVF and IUIs
strengthening progesterone levels in the luteal phase
balancing hormones to reduce PMS and estrogen dominance
Because this approach is holistic, symptoms from the stress of the fertility process such as trouble sleeping, moodiness, depression, upset digestion and fatigue will also likely improve. While there are clear measurable benefits to increasing your chances of conceiving with Chinese medicine, most patients also report a reduction in stress levels and anxiety. For more information on how to support an IVF or IUI cycle with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, click here.
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