Boosting fertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine





Chinese herbs have been used for more than 2500 years to treat a wide range of health issues. Herbal medicines may enhance fertility by supporting natural functions of the ovulation and fertility process.



The herbalist profession is well regulated in the uk, allowing for safe prescribing from well qualified professionals
Herbs are generally safe to use. However, because some herbs should not be taken during pregnancy, it is always important to ask your herbalist which herbs are safe to take.
For those choosing to use herbs to promote fertility, it is preferable to consult a qualified herbalist who is familiar with herbs and how they affect different aspects of your fertility.

How long should I take herbs?
The effects of herbal medicines are generally cumulative, and the clinical effects of treating the infertile couple are usually seen after 60-120 days.  Herbs are also cycle-dependent dependant for women:they require the entire menstrual cycle to be effective, and work best with multiple cycles. to influence fertility in men it will take at least 3 month for affecting a man’s sperm count

What types of infertility can herbal medicines treat?
In general, it is appropriate to treat any type of infertility condition with herbal medicines. This includes PCOS, endometriosis, advanced maternal age, luteal-phase-defect, premature ovarian failure, male factor, or unexplained symptoms.
A number of herbal supplements are available that are helpful in supporting fertility for both women and men: I prescribe herbal formulae traditionally used to help restore hormonal balance, this is much more effective than over the counter supplement such as Vitex , black Cohosh or Dang Gui; my formulations are then combined with vitamins and minerals supplement known to be beneficial for men and women fertility.
This combination offers a comprehensive fertility programme for women. For men, the combination of prescribed herbs and clinically proven supplements help improve sperm parameters such as count, motility, and morphology.
These supplements may be found at most health food and vitamin shops or can be purchased online.

As a qualified acupuncturist and herbalist I can combine acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine for best result in both female and male infertility

Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: a systematic review.
Ried K1, Stuart K.
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Abstract
OBJECTIVES:
To assess the effect of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) in the management of female infertility and on pregnancy rates compared with Western Medical (WM) treatment.
METHODS:
We searched the Medline and Cochrane databases and Google Scholar until February 2010 for abstracts in English of studies investigating infertility, menstrual health and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We undertook meta-analyses of (non-)randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or cohort studies, and compared clinical pregnancy rates achieved with CHM versus WM drug treatment or in vitro fertilisation (IVF). In addition, we collated common TCM pattern diagnosis in infertility in relation to the quality of the menstrual cycle and associated symptoms.
RESULTS:
Eight RCTs, 13 cohort studies, 3 case series and 6 case studies involving 1851 women with infertility were included in the systematic review. Meta-analysis of RCTs suggested a 3.5 greater likelihood of achieving a pregnancy with CHM therapy over a 4-month period compared with WM drug therapy alone (odds ratio=3.5, 95% CI: 2.3, 5.2, p<0.0001, n=1005). Mean (SD) pregnancy rates were 60±12.5% for CHM compared with 32±10% using WM drug therapy. Meta-analysis of selected cohort studies (n=616 women) suggested a mean clinical pregnancy rate of 50% using CHM compared with IVF (30%) (p<0.0001).
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CONCLUSIONS:
Our review suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF. Assessment of the quality of the menstrual cycle, integral to TCM diagnosis, appears to be fundamental to successful treatment of female infertility.
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Acupuncture combined with Chinese Herbal Medicine is very effective for both female and male infertility issues


I have 30 years experience in treating fertility problem, and treating a variety of symptoms associated with pregnancy
I am in my main practice in Southfields, near Wimbledon Monday to Friday, except Thursdays
Free consultations are available on these days, from 8.30 am till 7.30 pm
Call 07720773890 to make an appointment
Other gynecological conditions can be treated with acupuncture in Chinese herbal medicine, such as premenstrual syndrome, periods pain, endometriosis, Polycystic ovary syndrome

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I am in my Southfields practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and friday, my first appointment is at 8.15 am, and last appointment at 6.45 pm
on Thursday I am at my Kensington practice, my first appointment is at 10.00am, and last appointment at 6.15 pm
Please come on time as I might not be able to see you if you are late for your appointment

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