Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may restore the natural balance of the human body. It can be used to help support both male and female well being. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be used as adjunct therapy with medical infertility treatments as suggested by a medical gynaecologist to assist women and men who have difficulty with conception.
Research and clinical observation has shown that Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may increase the body's progesterone level and regulate the levels of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), Estrogen (which increases as the follicle grows), and LH (the luteinizing hormone, which, in women, heralds the imminent release of the egg). (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2645571)
A reseach paper published in 2015 which reviewed a number of populatiion studies, meta -analyses and systematic reviews estimated that infertility affects15% of couples globally. Males are found to be solely responsible for 20-30% of infertility cases and contribute to 50% of infertility cases overall.
In Australia, males are reported as infertile in 8-9% of cases, 15% of Australian couples are infertile and of these couples with fertility issues, a staggering 40% of males contribute to the infertility dilemma.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may be useful as support treatments in male fertility when used in conjuction with Western Medicine.
A Healthy Sperm count, which describes sperm with good (higher) motility and better morphology (shape) is desirable in any fertility treatment. A combination of therapies including Western Medicine and supportive TCM (Chinese herbal medicine) and Acupuncture appears to be accepted by many authorities to be of greatest assistance in achieving this goal.(Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26333228/)
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine applied to an individual to assist with their fertility benefits the individuals' general well being. The treatment may also be valuable to strengthen the internal organs, such as the kidneys, liver, and spleen, adding to the overall health of the male and their reproductive system.
Clinical experience in supporting male fertility within our practice has been gained and enhanced through combining traditional approaches with Western Laboratory Medicine. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine supportive treatments have been seen to be effective at improving sperm quality (motility & morphology) after 3 months of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment. This improvement is being screened through appropriate Laboratory Tests (sperm motility screening).
Occasionally it may take longer to achieve this improvement depending on the severity of the individuals general health concerns.
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