Infertility and Traditional Chinese Medicine




Infertility and Traditional Chinese Medicine

The key to a successful pregnancy is reproductive health: a healthy egg and a healthy sperm merge to become a healthy embryo. For implantation to take place, a healthy blood supply is needed within the women's reproductive system, especially to the uterus (womb). This is the case whether conception occurs naturally or with the help of assisted fertility treatment.

Assisted conception is a magnificent tool for overcoming many infertility conditions; the advancements made over the years have transformed the chances of a woman conceiving. However, no assisted fertility treatment can improve the quality of the egg or sperm; medical doctors can only select the healthiest from what the man and woman are able to produce. That is why we believe that the initial focus should be on improving the normal function of the reproductive system, to ensure that the body is functioning well enough to be able to conceive and maintain a pregnancy before subjecting the bod to the rigours of assisted fertility treatment, such as Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI), In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) mainly comprises of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. It has been used in China and Asia for thousands of years to successfully treat millions of people. It is still widely used today, alongside Western medicine, as a primary choice of treatment. TCM doesn't replace the need for medicines and surgery but it can certainly play an important role in restoring the normal functioning of the human body,essential for fighting disease and healing the body. Through the use of TCM, both women and men can improve reproductive health and their chances of conceiving, whether naturally or when using assisted conception.

At St Neots Chinese Medical Centre, we use a combination of Chinese herbs, acupuncture and healthy lifestyle advice to help our patients. We monitor progress closely in order to fully understand the body of each individual and to give them the treatments they need to achieve optimum fertility and reproductive health.