IVF and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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 either to prepare the woman’s body so that it is more receptive to IVF treatment or used hand in hand with IVF treatment to dramatically 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 so that you can conceive. This treatment programme complements Western Medicine fertility treatments, and works by:

  • Improving the health of the reproductive organs
  • Regulating the monthly menstrual cycle
  • Improving the quality of the eggs and sperm
  • Stimulating 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 guranteed the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are un predictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treeatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. GinSen’s acupuncturist will discuss your care before carrying out the treatment, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.

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