Fertility and TCM

PCOS and Fertility

PCOS and Fertility

When you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, it changes the hormonal pathways in your body that produces eggs and prepare the uterus for pregnancy. The three most important reasons why becoming pregnant, or staying pregnant may be more challenging for women with PCOS can be:

  • Do not ovulate
  • Tend to have irregular periods rather than the usual predictable monthly cycles
  • When and if an egg is released, the endometrium (lining of the Uterus) may not be be sufficiently prepared to sustain the pregnancy.

 

  1. Can I get pregnant with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

    Yes women with PCOS can get pregnant or conceive naturally. But Polycystic Ovaration Syndrome still is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of the reproductive age group. Having PCOS puts you at a higher risk of suffering from complications during pregnancy. There are several fertility treatment options that may help to get pregnant and have a healthy baby.

  2. Western Medicine for PCOS and Fertility

    In western medicine women with PCOS are often prescribed fertility and hormonal drug treatment which seek to stabilize hormonal levels or regulate menstrual cycles, which help with ovulation, of course these aren’t usually without side effects such as nausea and stomach pains.. For some who choose IVF for increase chance to get pregnant: These patient have a greater likelihood of developing a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which can require additional surgeries or even be fatal. They’re also more likely to face complications like miscarriage, preeclampsia, preterm delivery and birth defects.

  3. Traditional Chinese Medicine In Help Conceive With PCOS

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) , practitioners describe PCOS as a Kidney Deficiency. In TCM, the symptom of irregular or absent menstrual periods, along with the absence of ovulation is considered a kidney disease process. The kidney in TCM is the organ system that is regarded with any genetic disorder and, thus, considered the root cause in polycystic ovarian syndrome. TCM also considers PCOS to be a spleen deficiency. TCM believes that when the function of the spleen is improved, it can help to regulate blood glucose and weight gain. A healthy spleen also ends excessive fluid accumulation in ovarian cysts.

    The main goal when trying to improve fertility in women with PCOS is to induce ovulation, thus conceive naturally. To induce ovulation, TCM practitioners treat the main organs, including the kidney, spleen, and liver. The practitioner may use a combination of acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal therapy. PCOS is treated on a case by case basis, it is best to speak to a practitioner in order to determine what would be best the course of treatment for each individual.

Disclaimer & Important Information

We can’t guaranteed any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not gurantee results.

Fertility and TCM

Fertility and TCM

TCM has helped couples achieve pregnancy for thousands of years. Early Chinese medical literature, dating back 3000 years indicates fertility treatment can regulate menstrual cycles in women and increase and strengthen sperm in men. Hundreds of herbs have been identified and used extensively along with acupuncture, massage, diet and lifestyle modification for treating this condition. They have become increasingly popular in Western countries as more and more couples find they work and are very effective. In fact, TCM fertility techniques are relatively non-invasive and can sometimes offer a better success rate for less cost when compared to other treatments such as IVF.

TCM identifies the cause of infertility is usually as a result of energy imbalances in the body. The imbalances may be due to a wide variety of factors, such as an unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet or improper eating habits, lack of exercise, stress, environmental factors, emotional or psychological issues, toxins or hereditary influences.

For female infertility, the focus is usually on tonifying the kidney qi, replenishing the essence (jing) and blood, nourishing the conception vessel and thoroughfare vessel and regulating menstruation. Basically, Chinese medicine understands that the location of infertility begins in the uterus, and its development is related to the liver, spleen and especially kidney function. The kidneys control our congenital essence, which is our inherited self; the spleen provides an acquired foundation based on our nutrition and the liver stores blood and regulates qi (vital energy) movements. Normal functioning in these organs ensures a proper material basis for conception.

A number of conditions involving male sexual dysfunction have been seen to respond extremely favourably to TCM herbal medicines and acupuncture. In particular, there have been many reported cases of improvement in both sperm quantity and quality, with some individuals achieving a normal sperm count following treatment with TCM and therefore restoration of fertility. Furthermore, male impotence, which may be due to a combination of physical and psychological factors, may be treated with herbs that address these issues. The medical specialty of Andrology, which studies these conditions, has become increasingly important and is now one of the major research areas of the Institute of Chinese Medicine.

Individuals should bear in mind that there is no exclusive TCM therapy for infertility. Each regime is customised from the independent conditions that exist within each individual. Therapy adjustments during the course of treatment are not uncommon as an individual’s condition changes over time. For couples who feel desperate, it is necessary to be patient, open minded and determined. A standard TCM course may take at least three months for intensive treatment. There are many available solutions for infertility and the TCM method is one option worth trying.

 

Disclaimer & Important Information

We can’t guaranteed any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not gurantee results.

Female Infertility

Female infertility:

  • Problems with ovulation
  • Damaged or blocked fallopian tubes
  • Hormonal problems
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (a condition that inhibits the production of eggs)
  • Endometriosis
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Unexplained infertility

Male Infertility

Male infertility:

  • Abnormal sperm production or problems with the delivery of sperm
  • Over-exposure to environmental factors such as pesticides and other chemicals, or to certain medications
  • Damage related to cancer and its treatment
  • Psychological /Behavioral Problems

How TCM can help

How TCM can help

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers infertility to be the result of an imbalance in the body. According to TCM philosophy, disease results from an imbalance that blocks the flow of Qi, the “vital energy” which regulates health and flows around the body. If the flow of Qi becomes blocked, the body fails to maintain harmony, balance and order, resulting in health problems.

Based on centuries of clinical experience, TCM has developed practical and effective treatments for infertility. These treatments treat fertility problems naturally and safely, by restoring balance to the body and ensuring that the reproductive organs are in good health.

Note

A study entitled ‘Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: a systematic review’ conducted in 2011 by the School of Population Health & Clinical Practice, at the University of Adelaide, South Australia and funded by the Australian Government, suggested 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’.

Disclaimer & Important Information

We can’t guaranteed any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not gurantee results.

Our Fertility Treatment

Fertility Treatment London (TCM)

As specialists in Fertility Treatment, GinSen uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to support good reproductive health in women and men and to promote natural fertility. We offer treatment across the spectrum of Fertility problems, whether the problem lies with the woman, the man, is a shared problem, or where there is no obvious cause.

Whatever the nature of your fertility problem, TCM can help increase your chances of conceiving naturally by helping to naturally improve the health of the reproductive organs, regulating the monthly menstrual cycle and improving the quality of the eggs and sperm as according to TCM.

GinSen has a long track record of succes helping couples that are trying to conceive naturally or in conjunction with Western Medicine. Our Practitioners use Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Massage – a therapeutic form of massage also known as Tuina Massage – to clear blockages or deficiencies that impede the healthy flow of blood and energy to the organs of the body. By restoring balance and harmony, we greatly help enhance your chances of becoming pregnant naturally.

Your Fertility Treatment Plan at GinSen

Your Fertility Treatment is based on the outcome of the initial consultation with your GinSen Practitioner, which ideally you will attend with your partner. We will look at all aspects of your health and wellbeing from both a Chinese and Western medical perspective.

The Practitioner will discuss your medical history, your attempts to get pregnant, including details of previous tests or treatments for infertility, and your general health. They will also inquire about your lifestyle and habits including work, sleeping pattern, and the woman’s menstrual cycle.

In addition to these inquiries your Practitioner will use the following elements of TCM practice to make a diagnosis:

 

  1. Inspection

    They will observe your physical condition as your outward appearance, skin colour, complexion, demeanour and body build, reflect the state of your health and internal organs, as well as your mental and emotional state. They will also inspect your tongue as its shape, colour and coating will provide clues as to the root cause of your condition.

  2. Palpation

    They will take your pulse. Pulse diagnosis is very important because of the information gained about energy flow, blood circulation, and any related imbalances.

  3. Listening and Smelling

    Listening and smelling also gives clues as to the condition of your health. The sound and strength of your voice, and way of speaking can all show underlying disharmonies in the body. Body odor can also give clues as to organ disharmony.

    Your initial consultation will take about one hour. We will then put together a personalised Fertility Treatment Plan combining Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupuncture. Your Practitioner will outline your treatment and give you dietary and lifestyle advice.

    Fertility Treatment can begin immediately. Follow-up treatments take approximately one hour. The first part of each consultation is spent reviewing your condition and checking your tongue and pulse. Your Chinese Herbal Medicine will be reformulated in response to developments in your body since your last appointment. You will also receive acupuncture, and Chinese massage – if it has been prescribed.

    People normally find their fertility treatment relaxing, as well as flexible. It can easily be accommodated into your daily routine and adapted to suit your lifestyle. In terms of timescale, typically you should see a successful outcome within four to twelve weeks, although it can be longer depending on the nature of the problem.

Your Consultation and ongoing treatment

Your initial consultation will take about one hour. We will then put together a personalised Fertility Treatment Plan combining Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupuncture. Your Practitioner will outline your treatment and give you dietary and lifestyle advice.

Fertility Treatment can begin immediately. Follow-up treatments take approximately one hour. The first part of each consultation is spent reviewing your condition and checking your tongue and pulse. Your Chinese Herbal Medicine will be reformulated in response to developments in your body since your last appointment. You will also receive acupuncture, and Chinese massage – if it has been prescribed.

People normally find their fertility treatment relaxing, as well as flexible. It can easily be accommodated into your daily routine and adapted to suit your lifestyle. In terms of timescale, typically you should see a successful outcome within four to twelve weeks, although it can be longer depending on the nature of the problem.

See our Testimonials page to read about some of successful outcomes of our TCM Fertility Treatment

Disclaimer & Important Information

We can’t guaranteed any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not gurantee results.

Your FSH Levels

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Levels

For both men and women, having a balanced level of hormones is essential to proper fertility. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is made by the pituitary gland, and is an important component of the reproductive system. If FSH levels are too low or too high, this is a signal that something is out of balance within the reproductive system, and may be inhibiting conception.

  1. FSH Levels for Women

    For women, follicle-stimulating hormones help to control and regulate the woman’s menstrual cycle, and is also partially responsible for the production of eggs in the ovaries.

    High levels of FSH can be indicators of:

    • Poor ovarian function
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome
    • Menopause
    • Certain types of tumour in the pituitary gland

    Low levels of FSH could mean that:

    • Eggs are not being produced
    • The pituitary gland is not functioning properly
    • The person is under significant stress
    • The person is severely underweight
  2. FSH Levels for Men

    It is also necessary for men to have normal levels of the hormone, as FSH controls sperm production.

    High levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone in a male could suggest:

    • Advancing age (male menopause)
    • Damage to testicles caused by alcohol abuse, chemotherapy or radiation
    • Genetic problems, such as Klinefelter syndrome

    Low levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) in a male could indicate:

    • Sperm is not being produced

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach

In TCM, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) levels are not seen as the cause of the fertility issues, but more the result of an underlying imbalance. The aim of a TCM practitioner is therefore to help the body to function at its best, by restoring reproductive health and encouraging a balanced system.

Chinese herbal medicines have a nourishing and balancing effect, normalising the function of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian axis. Chinese herbs nourish the spleen, liver, and kidney systems which are responsible for our reproductive health. Herbal formulas are designed to build nutrient-rich blood for the ovaries, which will better nourish the developing follicles and create better egg quality. The herbs help to improve ovarian function, and cause FSH to be secreted in proper amounts at the correct times.

Acupuncture may also be used to strengthen the kidneys and spleen, promoting hormone regulation and increasing the production of blood to nourish the ovaries and uterus, while reducing stress.

TCM can be an effective way to restore reproductive health and balance the hormonal system, helping increase your chances of conceiving both naturally and through reproductive technologies.

Disclaimer & Important Information

We can’t guaranteed any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not gurantee results.

IVF & Traditional Chinese Medicine

IVF and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Many couples who have difficulty conceiving naturally undergo Assisted Fertility Treatment, of which In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is one of the more common techniques. During IVF, eggs are surgically removed from the woman’s ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory. The fertilised egg, now called an embryo, is returned to the woman’s womb to grow and develop.

IVF treatment doesn’t always result in pregnancy and can be both physically and emotionally demanding. The success rate depends on the age of the woman undergoing treatment as well as the cause of  infertility (if it’s known).  It becomes less successful with age and is not usually recommended in the UK for woman over 42.

The latest figures (2010) from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the UK’s Independent Regulator, show that 25.6% of IVF treatments using a woman’s own fresh eggs resulted in pregnancy.

This low rate of success, combined with the stress and invasiveness of Assisted Fertility Treatment is discouraging and distressing for many couples. While many do go on to have successful pregnancies using IVF and other technologies, many also choose to look at alternative therapies, including TCM Fertility Treatment, either instead of, or in conjunction with, Western Medical treatments.

How TCM can help

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), used in conjunction with IVF or other methods of Assisted Fertility Treatment, can greatly optimise the chances of a successful pregnancy for those experiencing difficulties in having a baby. Acupuncture can be used as a drug free, holistic treatment to help prepare the woman’s body so that it is more receptive to IVF treatment or can be used hand in hand with IVF treatment to help naturally improve the chances of getting pregnant.

Depending on your circumstances, your GinSen Practitioner will use acupuncture, or a combination of acupuncture and specific Chinese Herbal Medicine treatments, tailored to treat your particular fertility problems, so as to balance and heal your body, to help you conceive. This treatment programme often complements Western Medicine fertility treatments, and works by:

  • Helping to improve the health of the reproductive organs
  • Helping in the regulation the monthly menstrual cycle
  • Helping to improve the quality of the eggs and sperm
  • Helping in the stimulating of egg production

You will find your treatment from GinSen’s highly qualified, experienced Practitioners, who are trained both in Traditional Chinese and Western medicine, to be stress-free and highly supportive in what is often a very anxious and stressful time. Not only can we help you conceive, we can support you throughout your pregnancy – right through to birth and post natal care.

Disclaimer & Important Information

We can’t guaranteed any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not gurantee results.

Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture and IVF

Acupuncture can help increase the uterine lining and can enhance possibilities of implantation during an IVF procedure. It can help to increase the blood flow to the uterus. Acupuncture can help increase blood flow to the uterine arteries, creating a thicker and more regular lining and can help IVF to be more successful. Acupuncture can also improve ovarian blood flow to increase ovarian response. The timing of these treatments is important. They should start at the beginning of the fertility cycle and continue until the embryo transfer date or until the endometrial thickness is 10-12mm. Acupuncture is also recommended before and after embryo transfer.

Often IVF success rates are higher for women who have acupuncture while undergoing IVF. Women receiving acupuncture with Ginsen were able to conceive within an average of 5.5 weeks compared to 10 weeks for women who did nit combine TCM and Western treatment types

Acupuncture can also help reduce some the side effects of the hormone medications that women have to take for an IVF procedure. Some women have auto immune issues or high natural killer cells that affect implantation during an IVF cycle. Acupuncture can help these patients too.

After the embryo transfer, acupuncture should continue once per week for the first trimester to help prevent miscarriage. The ‘Reproductive and Biomedicine Journal’ by Bart Fauser, went on to say that TCM and acupuncture helped to increase the number of live births by IVF patients, an increase of up to 95% confidence. Overall, the study found that IVF with TCM was associated with greater odds of live birth in donor and non-donor cycles.

Acupuncture for Stress reduction

Psychological stress can have a negative effect on couples facing fertility problems. Infertility can also be the cause of psychological stress, thus leading to vicious repetitive cycle for couples experiencing infertility. Stress leads to the release of stress hormones and causes detrimental effects on mechanisms responsible for a normal ovulatory menstrual cycle. The success of acupuncture for reducing stress and anxiety is due to its beta-endorphin release and sympathetic calming effects.

Stress causes the sympathetic nervous system to be over stimulated. Thus, the blood flow is diverted away from the ovaries and uterus to the adrenals (stress coping gland) instead. This can cause irregular cycles, lack of ovulation, and infertility. Acupuncture and massage can redirect the blood flow back to the ovaries and uterus, enhancing fertility and regulating your cycle.

Acupuncture and hormone regulation

Acupuncture has been known to control pain through stimulating the release of beta-endorphin. In addition, beta-endorphin can work to influence the source of women’s ovulatory and fertility hormones (the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis) and control hormones that regulate a women’s ovulation and fertility releasing hormone (GnRH), follicle stimulating hormone (F.S.H.), luteinizing hormone (L.H.)

Acupuncture for egg quality

Acupuncture can normalise the dysfunction of the Hypothalamus – Pituitary – Ovarian Axis. This improves ovarian function creating more follicles, and better egg production.

Acupuncture Improves Fertility in Men

According to statistics from the National Infertility Association, between 35 to 40 percent of infertility problems among couples are actually caused by male conditions. A recent trial published in Fertility and Sterility has shown just how effective acupuncture can be in the treatment of this condition. It helped to increase the number of normal sperm and equally significantly reduces structural defects. Thus proving acupuncture is effective in increasing sperm count, motility and morphology.

Herbal Medicine for Infertility

Herbal medicines in TCM are often prescribed to address the underlying patterns of imbalance of the internal organs, not just to treat a particular symptom. These herbal formulations rejuvenate the body and correct imbalances of the hormonal system to enhance fertility, as opposed to merely treating the symptoms alone.

Some herbal formulas detoxify the liver and help remove stagnation of the liver chi and will increase the blood flow to the pelvic region. They help with headaches, cramps and breast pain if these symptoms are caused by Liver Chi Stagnation. Other herbal formulas balance the Spleen Chi Deficiency and help regulate the hormones and menses.

There are also herbal medicines that will strengthen the Kidney Chi Deficiency. These formulas nurture the vital energy and prevent miscarriage. For women approaching 40, it is very important to use herbal medicine to help the body produce a healthy ovum.

A recent study treating 173 cases of women with various fertility conditions including PCOS, Endometriosis, Uterine fibroids etc, found that with a combination of Acupuncture and mainly herbal treatment, all of the women were able to successfully conceive. Thus proving the superiority of Chinese medicine in treating the same disease of different causes (infertility), by applying the same treatment principle and achieving a positive result.

Acupuncture for PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. The main features of acupuncture are: irregular periods, excess androgen and polycystic ovaries.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for PCOS; this is due to the fact that it increases blood flow to the ovaries, reducing ovarian volume and the number of ovarian cysts, controlling hyperglycaemia, reducing cortisol levels and assisting in weight loss and anorexia.

Acupuncture can improve the clinical pregnancy rate in patients with PCOS undergoing IVF. (Cui 2011). Abdominal acupuncture treatment can improve the endocrine and metabolic function of patients with obesity-type PCOS. (Lai 2010).

In general, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules, thus resulting in biochemical changes that influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms, promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Acupuncture for support during Pregnancy

First Trimester: Acupuncture treatment during the first 12-14 weeks of pregnancy can help alleviating morning sickness, prevent miscarriage and help with fatigue. Many pregnant women experience some morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy. As most women are reluctant to use western medicine to help alleviate their symptoms, acupuncture can be a safe drug-free treatment to reduce nausea and vomiting.

Fatigue is also normal during the first trimester of pregnancy. The calming and rejuvenating effect of acupuncture can help pregnant women feel rested and much less fatigued. Acupuncture treatment also helps with insomnia which can contribute to fatigue.

Second Trimester: Most women feel good during their second trimester of pregnancy. However acupuncture is still recommended weekly throughout your entire pregnancy. Some women however have minor symptoms, such as: constipation, heartburn, hypertension, insomnia, sinusitis and skin rashes; all these can be helped with acupuncture treatment.

Third Trimester: The month prior to the birth, weeks 36-40, is the best time to prepare your body for labour and delivery. Acupuncture treatment prior to birth helps prepare the mother-to-be for an efficient labour with less anxiety. It allows the body to be in a more relaxed state, thus lessening the chances of a miscarriage.

An acupuncture study of 167 women in New Zealand (Western Sydney University and the University of Auckland) found that acupuncture once per week for the four weeks prior to delivery promoted an efficient labour with less medical intervention, decreased labour time, reduced caesarean section rate and reduced pain medication during labour. The women received fewer epidurals and there was less need for the use of the drug oxytosin to speed up contractions.

Acupuncture treatment for labour promotes readiness of the cervix, increases the strength and frequency of contractions, reduces fear, anxiety and exhaustion, and helps with pain management.

 

Disclaimer & Important Information

We can’t guaranteed any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not gurantee results.

Cupping for Infertility

Fire Cupping

Fire cupping (or cupping) is a form of traditional medicine found in cultures across the globe. This treatment involves placing cups containing reduced air pressure or suction onto the skin as a way of applying acupressure.

Acupressure is a popular form of Chinese healing that uses touch to unblock “Qi” or energy. Once unblocked, the energy can flow smoothly throughout the meridians or pathways in the body.

This healing technique consists of creating a vacuum by placing a cupping glass on the skin. The cup creates suction on the skin stimulating blood to flow to the area where the cup is placed. This process help relieves inflammation in the area of the body where the treatment is applied. Chinese upping treatment is commonly used to treat lung and respiratory inflammation and congestion, but it is very useful in cases of infertility because it helps detoxify the body. This healing technique consists of creating a vacuum by placing a cupping glass on the skin. The cup creates suction on the skin stimulating blood to flow to the area where the cup is placed. This process helps relieve inflammation in the rea of the body where the treatment is applied.

Chinese cupping treatment can be very useful in cases of infertility because it can help detoxify the body. Some TCM practitioners use cupping with acupuncture to help boost the chances of pregnancy.

Ginsen experience has found that acupressure and acupuncture can cause the body to release endorphins and monoamines. These are the body’s chemicals that block pain signals in the spinal cord and the brain.

The endorphin system consists of chemicals that regulate the activity of a group of nerve cells in the brain that relax muscles, dull pain, and reduce panic and anxiety. The system can also lower blood pressure and reduce the heart’s workload.

These ancient touch therapies may also trigger the release of more hormones, including serotonin. Serotonin is a brain chemical that makes you feel calm and serene. Cupping with acupuncture may release anti-inflammatory chemicals, as well.

Possible Benefits of Cupping for Fertility

  • Causes Tissue to release toxin
  • Removed Q Stagnant and Blood Stasis
  • Increase Blood flowing fertility Organs
  • Clear dampness and toxic heat
  • Release the Stress and Anxiety
  • Increase Yang energy of Kidney and spleen
  • Reduce chance of miscarriage
Disclaimer & Important Information

We can’t guaranteed any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not gurantee results.

Moxibustion for Infertility

How Moxibustion is used to treat infertility

Moxibustion is known for its ability to help soothe menstrual cramps and regulate a woman’s monthly cycle. It can do this by stimulating blood flow to the reproductive organs through the use of heat. It can also regulate the release of fertility hormones, making it a good way to treat infertility. Medical literature is full of anecdotal reports of women who decided to use moxibustion to treat infertility and had amazing results. You could also use moxibustion to treat infertility.

Moxibustion is an ancient technique used by Chinese medicine practitioners which involves the burning of a herb (mugwort) on or close to the skin to eliminate cold, strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi and maintain general health. Historically, this plant is grown, dried and pummeled into a soft cloud-like ‘punk’ which is burnt on the skin (scarring or direct moxibustion) or used on the end of a needle (indirect moxibustion). As we’re sure you can imagine, modern technology has made some alterations to moxibustion therapy to ensure the burning of moxa is safer, more reliable and consistent in heat control as well as smokeless.

Moxibustion can help in all aspects of fertility, pregnancy, birth and even after the birth of your beautiful baby. To assist with fertility, moxibustion can be used to warm and increase blood flow to the uterus, improve thickness of the uterine lining and aid acupuncture treatments to encourage smooth movement of Qi through the body.

While pregnant, moxa can be effective in calming the stomach and alleviating morning sickness, encouraging the development and growth of the fetus and help with any aches and pains.

Perhaps the most well known action of moxibustion in relation to fertility and pregnancy is its reported ability to turn a breeched fetus. There is an effective acupuncture point located at the corner of the little toe which, when warmed with moxa can help encourage a breeched fetus to turn. Moxibustion can also be used to help facilitate acupuncture induction by warming points on the sacrum and low back to encourage Qi and Blood flow to the uterus.

As we’re sure you know or can imagine, giving birth can be an extremely traumatic event for your body physically and emotionally and will most certainly leave you feeling exhausted. Moxibustion can be great at increasing your energy levels, improving digestion and metabolism as well as warming the meridians which may have been affected by cold during the delivery of your baby. Burning moxa on a specific meridian has also been empirically used to treat mastitis, a painful inflammation of breast tissue.

Putting aside all the physiological aspects of how moxibustion can assist fertility, pregnancy and birth, it is extremely relaxing and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and who doesn’t need some of that throughout their fertility experience?

Moxa can be used in the holistic treatment of several conditions :

  1. Periods Pain
  2. Low Quality Eggs or Spam
  3. Chronic Fatigue
  4. Unexplained infertility or IVF Failed
  5. Chronic Back pain
  6. Low faction of sexual activity
  7. Digestive Problems

 

Disclaimer & Important Information

We can’t guaranteed any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not gurantee results.

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