Becoming pregnant is not the same experience for everyone. In recent years, the number of couples with fertility issues have risen tremendously. By not focusing on hormonal production and the genitals, as is the case in regular medicine, but by looking more to the whole system of physical and mental factors, it has been shown that Chinese Medicine has a positive effect on fertility.
There is no protocol to treat people with infertility; in every situation an appropriate diagnosis is made according to the TCM and an individual treatment is set up. In general, you could say that Chinese Medicine can help by stimulating the ovulation, by increasing the quality of the egg and sperm cells and by enhancing the encapsulation.
More and more women are being treated with acupuncture during IUI, IVF or ICSI treatment. It delivers a worthwhile contribution to important components of such a treatment. It improves the egg and sperm cell quality and quantity, the blood flow to the uterus and the uterine tracts improves, as does the thickness and the quality of the uterine wall, it decreases the side effects of medication, it lowers the risks of miscarriage, it decreases pain and stress, etc.
Acupuncture increases the chances of pre- and post embryo transfer.
An ideal preparation time for IVF/ICSI is 3 to 4 months. This is the time necessary to build up the uterine mucosal wall, to optimize the quality of egg and/or sperm cells, to improve the circulation to the uterine wall, etc. A builder who builds a house, first takes care of a solid foundation.
- counseling with IUI / IVF/ICSI
- hormonal imbalance: PCOS
- disturbances between sperm cells and cervix mucosa
- decreased sperm quality/ quantity
- misunderstood infertility
- male and female sexual difficulties or dysfunction
Infertility affects an estimated 11 per cent of couples in the fertile age. There is no “magic treatment” for infertility, but acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer an effective, proven approach for the improvement of fertility and to aid the treatment of infertility. When used in combination with artificial reproductive therapies, such IVF, TCM improves the success rates of these therapies.