July 1, 2019 by Free Spirit Wellness
At Free Spirit Wellness & Acupuncture, we use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat a number of common conditions . One of these is infertility.
Western medicine typically focuses on surgical procedures and assisted reproductive technology (ART) like in vitro fertilization, when it comes to boosting a woman’s fertility. TCM, on the other hand, takes more of a holistic approach, focusing on improving the overall health of the body, which in turn can increase one’s chances of becoming pregnant.
According to a 2008 study by the Chang Gung Institute of Technology in Taiwan, TCM was shown to actually regulate the hormone that induces ovulation and “improve the uterus blow flow and menstrual changes of endometrium.”
Purveyors of TCM see infertility as a sign of imbalance within the body. In particular, we focus on the health of the liver, which plays a big part in a woman’s menstrual cycle. Through things like acupuncture, herbal therapy, proper nutrition, and Qigong, we can help ensure that your liver is functioning properly, that your body’s energy or Qi is strong, and that all your body’s systems are working in harmony.
Combined with modern fertility treatments, TCM can greatly increase your fertility level while at the same time decreasing many of the negative side effects that come with hormonal therapy. For example, when combined with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture has been shown to reduce the stress caused by these treatments and help boost pregnancy rates. TCM can also help reduce the intensity of menstrual cramps and PMS, as well as make cycles more regular. It can also help with the functioning and health of your digestive system, which is crucial when it comes to successful conception.
At Free Spirit, we treat each case of infertility individually, working closely with you to determine the best, most effective treatment for you and your unique situation. We understand what a sensitive issue infertility can be, and therefore we do everything we can to help you while providing a safe and supportive environment.
Contact us today to learn more. 724.774.8729