Fertility and IVF Support

Fertility and IVF Support from Maidstone Chinese Medicine

By: Maidstone Chinese Medicine  17-Mar-2014
Keywords: Alternative Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Fertility

Natural Fertility Acupuncture and herbal medicine may be beneficial for reproductive issues. Conditions like PCOS, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, poor egg quality, low sperm count, mobility and motility, and others that impede fertility may be improved with a course of treatment. Herbs, acupuncture, moxibustion and dietary therapy are the main therapies used to boost fertility. The length of treatment will depend on the severity and chronicity of the condition, as a general rule of thumb 1 year’s illness will take 1 month’s continued treatment to address. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Preconception Care Preconception care should ideally be undertaken three months before you start trying for a baby. This process prepares both you and your partner for the process of conception and improves the likelihood of having a healthy baby. During preconception care Tseu will advise you on some lifestyle changes that are required to improve your chances of conceiving. These changes may include stopping the consumption of alcohol, smoking and recreational drugs along with excessive caffeine use. Dietary changes may also be advised along with vitamin and mineral supplementation. A course of acupuncture and herbal medicine may also be prescribed depending on your health condition. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IVF Support Chinese Medicine can work alongside Western Medical reproductive therapies like Clomid and IVF to improve the outcome of these treatments. IVF support protocol: We follow a standard clinically trialled IVF support protocol for our patients undergoing IVF. A course of acupuncture treatments is given prior to embryo transfer to prepare your body for the procedure. At embryo transfer one treatment of acupuncture will be given at least 24 hours before the transfer and another treatment will be given as soon as possible after the transfer to increase the chances of implantation. Studies by (Margarelli P et al, 2009) have shown that this protocol may increase the success rate by 65%. Another treatment is given one week after the transfer to support the body in holding the embryo. Treatments will then focus on supporting your pregnancy if the implantation is successful. In the unfortunate event of you needing to complete another cycle of IVF the treatment focus will be on getting your body ready for the next cycle.

Keywords: Alternative Medicine, Anovulation, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Endometriosis, Fertility, Ivf Support, Natural Fertility Support, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Pcos), Poor Egg Reserve, Poor Ovarian Function, Poor Sperm Motility And/Or Mobility, Traditional Chinese Medicine,

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