Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine To Help You Conceive During Early Menopause

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine To Help You Conceive During Early Menopause

Chinese Medicine along with acupuncture is one of the most popular and widely recognised alternative treatments for those trying to conceive. We want to share this story of one of our clients who came to visit us in our clinic

Samantha had been trying to get pregnant for over two years with no luck. She was showing signs of early menopause such as high FSH levels, hot flashes, dreaminess, bloating stomach, cold hands and feet. These early menopause signs made it really difficult for Samantha to conceive. 

 

She decided to undergo IVF and to improve her IVF success rate she decided to visit us at GinSen for acupunture and Chinese herbal medicine. Find out more about our clinics here

 

A widely published study often referred to as the ‘German Study’ found that patients undergoing IVF who were using acupuncture achieved a 42% clinical pregnancy rate compared to only 26% in the control group that did not receive any acupuncture.  When Chines herbal medicine was used along with acupuncture in conjunction with IVF, 60% of the participating patients conceived successfully. 

Female age 47

Duration till pregnancy: 1 Month 10 Days

 

Diagnosis:

Western medicine Diagnosis

Infertility for 2 years, Early Menopause Symptoms, Prepare to do IVF

Chinese Medicine Diagnosis

Spleen Kidney Yang Deficiency, Qi and Fluid Yin deficiency, Blood stasis

 

Examination:

Tongue: Dark red tongue, teeth mark along the side of the tongue

Pulse: Taut, Thin and Chi Mai Weak

 

Treatment Plan for Samatha: 

Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session

 

Recommended Products: 

Cordyceps 

A. Rhadiola 

Si Wu Tang 

 

See more information about these products and where to purchase them below. 

Along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine we recommended some dietary changes along with some lifestyle changes to help get her body prepared. 

 

DIETARY GUIDANCE

In Chinese Medicine, it is believed that when we consume on day to day basis will alter our body temperature. For improving fertility we always recommend eating warming foods, the philosophy behind this is that a warming diet builds the body’s qi and blood and gives your body strength to conceive. 

 For example, it is good to consume vegetables but refrain from eating cold salads instead we recommend choosing cooking your vegetables. In line with the temperature of the food you consume. We also recommend eating a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating fish especially oily fish, at least twice a week ( about 8 ounces/ week). Limit intake of saturated fats, oils and sugars. 

Tea and coffee should also be avoided if you are trying to conceive, instead, we recommend having tea made from Ginseng slices – Ginseng slices can be purchased here

It is also best to avoid alcohol, however, red wine is small amount is considered acceptable but better avoided to see the best results. 

We also recommended consuming red meat frequently, foods that are dark, red like blood are blood-building foods and are good for fertility. 

 

 

LIFESTYLE CHANGES 

Try to exercise regularly, we encourage more gentle exercise such as yoga and pilates. 

When you feel like your body needs a rest, rest – it is easy to fall into the trap of talking about resting instead of actually resting. Relaxation exercises such as qi gong, tai chi, meditation along with yoga and pilates foster yin and  help to recharge and rebuild your body’s energy, 

A rested body is better prepared for the herbal supplement programme, it improves your body’s fertility and increases your chances of conceiving.  

How does Chinese medicine help to improve IVF success rates?

  • Acupuncture relaxes your body and decreases your stress levels
  • It improves the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs
  • It also regulates the hormones to produce a larger number of follicles
  • It balances hormones and improves response to ovarian stimulation
  • Chinese Medicine supports embryo implantation, increases the blood flow to the uterus, and increases the thickness of the uterine lining
  • It strengthens your immune system and decreases the chances of a miscarriage

Take a look at our blog post: How Chinese Medicine can help improve IVF success rate here. 

Cordyceps

 

Cordyceps is a famous Chinese herbal ingredient from Tibet. As it is grown in the coldest climate and the highest mountain in the world, the special environment around it allows it to hold unique nutrition.  According to TCM, it is a great source for Yin and Qi.  
Cordyceps by GinSen is of the purest and high-quality. This Yin tonic enhances Lung, Heart, Brain, Liver and Kidney Qi. It is a well known herbal ingredient to balance your immune system, hormones, memory and promote the health of your heart.

A. Rhadiola

A. Rhadiola

 

A. Rhodiola is a herbal ingredient grown in Tibet. Rhodiola is grown at an elevation of 1800- 2500m in a cold and pollution free zone. Due to its harsh growing environment, it is considered very nutritious in Chinese medicine and is used to boost blood oxygen saturation, blood nourishment, it also offers the best Qi nourishment, unblocks energy channel and removes any blood clotting.

Si Wu Tang

Si Wu Tang

 

 

Si Wu Tang is used to help with unexplained infertility, it improves the quality of eggs and sperm. It also strengthens the immune system along with promoting a healthy natural sleep cycle and improving blood circulation. It is commonly used to treat low AMH levels, high FSH levels, remedy an imbalance in the hormones,  irregular menstrual cycle, irregular ovulation remedy. 

 

 


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