Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) offers an alternative cure whose efficacy has long been recognised. It has been used for centuries in China to treat various ailments, including infertility. TCM includes the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage and certain exercises (Tai Chi or Qi Gong) to restore balance to the body.
Acupuncture is a procedure whereby very thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body, depending on the diagnosis of your health problem. These needles are believed to be able to access the flow of energy (called “qi”) and blood in your body, thus ensuring the smooth energy flow throughout the body. It is believe that this will bring back balance in the body, making you healthy.
TCM is now gaining acceptance in the Western culture. Today it exists side by side with the Western medicine. Acupunture can be used either on its own or as a complementary therapy to modern fertility treatments. On its own, acupunture is very effective in regulating your body’s system. This will help in the blood flow to the reproductive organs and stabilizes the hormone levels. Thus, this will increase ovarian function in women and sperm production in men.
Acupuncture is frequently combined with Chinese herbs and has been used to treat some causes of infertility. However, if you are under medical treatment, make sure to consult your physician or a naturopathic doctor before taking herbs because some herbs may interfere with your medication.
When acupunture is used as a complementary therapy for women undergoing modern fertility treatments, it has been proven to be very beneficial by helping women stay more relaxed through their stressful treatments. Studies have also shown that acupuncture definitely increases the rate of pregnancy in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The good news for older women trying to get pregnant is that TCM really works for them. It can be utilised to get the women in optimal health and to get rid of any underlying problem, such as endometriosis. By itself TCM is a holistic system of healing. It can be used to cure basically any ailments, including treating infertility in both men or women.
By: Zura Jones
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