Working with natural fertility is a passion of ours. We believe that vibrant, healthy people make vibrant, healthy babies.
Over the years we have supported many couples at varying stages of their fertility journey. From proactive types who are looking for preconception assistance, to those who have been trying for years with heart breaking stories. Diagnosed gynecological conditions and un-diagnosed infertility, regardless, as Chinese Medicine practitioners our message is the same:
Bringing your body and mind into a happy, healthy, balanced place can assist with your natural fertility.
Chinese Medicine looks at reproductive health holistically. When you come in for a treatment we look at the major areas that we believe affect our reproductive health. These include diet and digestive health, sleep hygiene, work life balance and mental health. We will guide you through lifestyle and diet changes, listen to your thoughts and work together to find solutions. Through acupuncture and herbal medicine we aim to specifically address areas of health that are of concern to you.
As part of this process we look closely at your menstrual cycle. The quality and flow of menstruation is important to us. We want to know all about clinically diagnosed conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids or PCOS and subclinical conditions such as painful periods, heavy bleeding or scanty periods. The quality and regularity of ovulation is also important. We will take the time to get to know your cycle and hopefully you will too.
A 2015 meta analysis of 4247 women taking Chinese herbal medicine (in a variety of studies including 40 randomized controlled trials) found a 2-fold improvement of pregnancy rates over four months compared to Western medicine. Trials included women with PCOS, endometriosis, anovulation, fallopian tube blockage, or unexplained infertility. Their conclusion was:
“Fertility indicators such as ovulation rates, cervical mucus score, biphasic basal body temperature, and appropriate thickness of the endometrial lining were positively influenced by Chinese herbal medicine therapy, indicating an ameliorating physiological effect conducive for a viable pregnancy.”
If you have ever wondered why falling pregnant is so hard, have a quick look at this short video from Nucleus explaining FERTILIZATION. Keep in mind he is talking about starting with 300 million healthy sperm and a healthy egg in the right place at the right time. It should put some perspective on things!