Conceive During Early Menopause : Perimenopause Fertility
Chinese Medicine along with acupuncture is one of the most popular and widely recognised alternative treatments for those trying to conceive. 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 acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
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
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
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
• A. Rhodiola
• Si Wu Tang
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Along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine we recommended some dietary changes along with some lifestyle changes to help get her body prepared.
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.
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, 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.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our consultation page where a specialists will discuss your care and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.