A Luteal Phase Defect (LPD) is a disruption in woman’s monthly menstrual cycle. Having Luteal phase defect means that each month, the lining of uterus does not grow to a proper size, causing a woman to be infertile. In normal case, during the ovulation phase, the lining of women’s uterus will be thicker to prepare for possible conception/pregnancy.
Causes of Luteal Phase Defect
The cause of Luteal Phase defects usually because the ovaries do not produce enough progesterone. As a result, the lining of uterus does not grow properly each month. In short, the main cause of LPD is because there is hormone imbalance affecting the growth of uterine lining in women’s body.
There are typical symptoms of LPD that women should be aware of, this include; shorter menstrual cycle, infertility, low basal body temperature, breast tenderness, low back pain, fatique, etc.
It is important to treat LPD as soon as possible by seeking acupuncture treatment, especially for couples who are trying to conceive. The following paragraphs will explain how acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can have effective impact.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can assist women who has Luteal phase defect to become pregnant by stimulating specific points so that the body produce more progesterone.
The treatment will increase blood flow to the ovaries and pelvic region, as a result nourishing the development of follicles and creating better egg quality. Not only that, it also balances the hormone production and improving corpus luteum quality, making the uterus lining thicker and ready for conception.
Other benefits of acupuncture include; making the body more relaxed, reduce stress levels and improve women’s wellbeing. High stress level can block blood flow to pelvic region which results in irregular menstrual cycle and causing hormone imbalances.
Chinese Medicine will improve the development of strong embryos by supplying rich-nutrient to the blood. This will then nourish the follicles development and improved corpus luteum and hence creating better egg quality.
Once this LPD issue is resolved by acupuncture and Chinese medicine, women can become fertile because the hormone is now balanced and the reproductive health is being restored to the normal state. This will definitely increase the chance of successful conception for couples who are trying to conceive.
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