Around half of the couples we see at the clinic are looking to conceive naturally. Some have started trying relatively recently and others may have already explored other options. Some patients are looking to conceive their first child, while others may be having difficulties having subsequent children. For female patients, the Chinese medicine approach will take a detailed look at the menstrual cycle in order to identify where improvements can be made. In conjunction with blood tests, scan results or Western diagnosis this leads us to a treatment plan. Similarly for men, the overall health is looked at to see what impact it is having on the quality of the sperm production.
In practical terms we will see a number of recognised conditions in the clinic, including:
- Unexplained infertility
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Immunological fertility
- Non ovulation/Amenorrhea
- Sperm quality
Which treatments can help?
Acupuncture is the most commonly used adjunctive therapy to IVF with many clinics recommending it alongside treatment. Used predominantly to increase success rates, it can also be useful in helping support couples as they go through what can be a challenging process. While acupuncture works to aid implantation rates and subsequent healthy pregnancy in assisted conception, IUI and donor egg cycles can be supported in a similar way.
Chinese herbs have a long history of use in aiding fertility. In Chinese clinical studies, daily or periodic use of herbs usually resulted in restored fertility within three to six months. Although the outcome for any given individual cannot be predicted, the clinical studies conducted in China indicate that about 70% of all cases of infertility (male and female) treated by Chinese herbs resulted in pregnancy or restored fertility. Included in these statistics are cases of infertility involving obstruction of the fallopian tubes, amenorrhea, absent ovulation, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, low sperm count, nonliquification of semen, and other causes.
I initially decided to try Chinese acupuncture to help with fertility issues. I had unfortunately had a failed round of IVF which had also in turn affected my M.S. Dr Jack firstly levelled out my relapse with my M.S. I then decided to try a more gentle fertility treatment combined with acupuncture and have managed to get pregnant, have a beautiful baby and have also stayed relapse free. It is the best I have felt for years! Paige and Jack are excellent in every way. Five stars. Highly recommended.
— A patient from Warwick
Case Study ( Acupuncture for Fertility )
Lady, 38 years old, & trying to conceiving extremely hard in the past 5 years, had been having 6 miscarries, western doctor is already giving her up, & asking her to have IVF, she is so determined to have a baby, but the IVF is going to be £6000-£8000, she is only a house wife, that is going to be the last straw if she can avoid ,not only because of the cost, also all the drugs to take & inject herself, that all put her off… so she decided to help herself…
she bought every single book she could find to help conceive , reading them like when she was in school & must pass the exam, highlights the points, she learned what exercise she needs to have, what food to eat & avoid, the most important is having acupuncture treatment, this is the point she found us, she had been having acupuncture weekly since the 11th October 2018, after the first 3 sessions, she noticed she slept better & more calmer, & period pain is getting better, as in the past she must take painkillers & lie down for the first 2 days, it is a miracle she said , she can go out now even when she is on the bleeding, the color is fresher & so little blood clots, as in the past it was huge clots & so bruise color, she is always experiencing flooding before seeing us, which is stopping the social life in that time of the month, that is affecting her daily life, she just stressed when it comes. now she doesn’t need to bother or think of it at all!
after 12 weeks of the treatment weekly , her symptoms were almost all gone, period is getting regular & free of pain , Dr Jack said she could try a baby from now on, her body is ready to welcome a life, the damage from the past is mended more or less, she is so happy & positive with what we’ve told her, guess what, she was pregnant naturally just after Christmas 2018 , 10th July 2019, she gave birth to a big healthy boy with natural labor !
we are delighted & so rewarding , if you are so determined to do something, just go for it, that is what we had learned from her!
Bless the family !
she is happy to share her experience with you all!
——– a patient from Birmingham
Fertility medicine has many ‘grey’ areas and leading consultants frequently have conflicting views on diagnosis and how to address treatment. We are able to discuss all potential options, not only the ones that we provide at the clinic, so clients have a good understanding of their choices. We believe that the more patients know, the more able they are to make the informed choices that will get them to their goal as quickly as possible.