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Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Work for Infertility?

 
By Sara . Updated: January 20, 2017
Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Work for Infertility?

To conceive and reproduce a baby is the most basic thing which keeps human life going on earth. But when a female is unable to conceive even after regular unprotected sex then the cause is infertility in either the male or the female or both. In such situation people seek for through modern medical techniques to increase Female fertility or through traditional medical methods. One such technique is through traditional Chinese medicine. In this oneHOWTO article we will know if traditional Chinese medicine works for infertility.

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice. In Acupuncture, very thin stainless steel needles are placed at certain points on a person’s body. According to Chinese medical views, the placing of needles at certain point of body helps in stimulating the channels of energy of that spot. This causes the body to heal itself and calm the nervous system. So, placing these needles at certain points in the body helps the body to cure the problem of infertility. For example, ear acupuncture can treat anxiety, which is one of the causes for low fertility rates.

Chinese herbs have been in use for thousands of years for the treatment of infertility as well as miscarriages. Many different herbs are mixed in various proportions to create complex formulas and then they are used for the treatment of infertility. Sometimes exotic materials such as sea horse or deer antlers are added to the formula as per an individual’s fertility problem. Royal jelly is also a common ingredient for fertility.

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Benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese herbs for Infertility

In China, clinical studies have shown that Chinese herbs have been effective in treating infertility of both male and female in about 70% of the cases. Chinese herbs can be used both in treating infertility and resulting in pregnancy.

 

  • Modern lifestyle has negative effects on both male and female body. It causes stress which hampers the fertility. Acupuncture reduces stress and anxiety in a person. It releases beta endorphins which has calms the nervous system and body. It enhances the blood flow in ovaries and uterus. Thus, it causes proper ovulation and will help in coping with the problem of infertility. Acupuncture is also effective in treating infertility in males.
  • In males, ‘heat’ syndrome causes the reproductive organ to function abnormally. It can cause infection and sometimes inflammations. This leads to abnormality in the quantity of sperm produced. The heat syndrome can cause gynecologic infections in female. Chinese herbs inhibit the infection along with reducing inflammations and hence solve the problem of fertility. Take a look at how to increase your sperm count naturally for more information.
  • Acupuncture helps in strengthening the immune system, thus breaking down the immunological factors which produces hostile environment to prevent pregnancy. Acupuncture also helps in regulating hormones which makes the egg quality of the female better.
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This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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