FAQQ: What is Infertility?
Infertility is the inability to conceive, or to carry a pregnancy to full term after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. For women 35 years of age or older, this time length is shortened to 6 months. As a responsible parent one should go for fertility check up and evaluation during family planning, to prevent possible pregnancy complications and miscarriages.
Q: What kind of infertility problems is the Chinese medicine approach better suited for?
Functional and hormonal problems such as irregular menstruation, amenorrhoea, endometriosis, thin lining of the uterus, fibroids, cysts and autoimmune disorder, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and well as emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, etc. Chinese Medicine is also good for patients who have repeatedly failed in IVF, and also for those with unknown causes in infertility, as chinese herbal medication can improve the qualities and functions of the reproductive system.
Q: Can Chinese medicine treat male infertility?
YES, very effectively. we have proven semen analysis reports of over 1000 success cases including azoospermia(no sperm count).
Q: Is Chinese medicine treatment safe?
YES, it is considered one of the safest medical treament, through it's test of time and countless success cases.
Q: Should the patient continue with Chinese medicine treatment after pregnancy is confirmed?
It is compulsory in the government hospitals of CHINA to uphold the pregnancy after the ages of 35. Those who have habitual miscarriages are highly recommended to continue with Chinese medicine, because it is particularly effective for preventing miscarriages. What’s more, herbs can improve general health and help reduce morning sickness, e.g. vomiting, tiredness and pregnancy complications.
Q: Is it safe for the patient to take Chinese herbal medicine after pregnancy? Are the herbs harmful to the embryo?
The patient’s safety is assured when an experienced physician prescribes the right herbal formula and gives the right treatment. In fact, Chinese medicine helps the pregnant woman to get stronger and make the fetus healthier. The key to your success is to find a doctor who has rich clinical experience and a strong educational background in Chinese medicine.
Q: How long does it take for the treatment to take effect on the prevention of miscarriage?
Normally three months. The likelihood of a miscarriage on the part of a pregnant woman is extremely great in the first three months. The risk of a miscarriage is reduced considerably after the first three months. However, one should not take this as the absolute truth as much depends on the individual’s physical condition and environmental factors as well.
Q: Does Chinese medicine run into conflicted with IVF?
Chinese medicine serves as an adjunct and complement to IVF procedures. Chinese medicine improves the patent’s condition and makes it favorable for the embryo to grow and implant. Besides, Chinese medicine helps offset the side effects of the drugs used in IVF, harmonize the immune system and reduce the body’s repellence to the embryo, which accounts for the 30% low success rate of IVF. However, its success rate can be greatly increased with the help of Chinese medicine. The combination treatments is widely practised in US, UK and China.
Q: Can people take Chinese medicine treatment and Western medicine treatment simultaneously?
Yes. Some people have to take Western medicine treatment (Hormone, IVF or IUI). However, if they take Chinese medicine as a supplementary treatment simultaneously, chances of their success will increase tremendously. Chinese medicine does help patients who do IVF or IUI and that the success rate is much higher for those couples are doing IVF or IUI with Chinese medicine than for those who do without Chinese medicine.
Q: I have difficulties getting pregnant, will Chinese medicine and Acupuncture and help?
YES of course. Based on both ancient and modern Chinese medicine and Acupuncture clinical practice and research, Chinese medicine and acupuncture are very effective solutions in treating infertility and are both regconized by World Health Organization.
Q: Why should I choose this natural fertility treatment?
Because it is proven that it can improve the quality of the sperms and eggs scientifically as well as the general health of the mother and baby.
Q: What are the most common causes for male infertility?
The most common causes are: Oligospermia (low sperm count affecting men, less than 20 million spermatozoa), Antisperm Antibodies (special proteins that fight against a man's sperm in blood, vaginal fluids, or semen), Undescended Testes (also known as cryptorchidism, one or both of the male testes have not passed down into the scrotal sac), Varicocele (an abnormal enlargement of the veins in the scrotum draining the testicles), Scrotal hyperthermia, Erectile Failure as well as age and environmental factors.
Q: What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
Acupuncture is the medical stimulations of specific points that has regulatory and self-healing effects on overall body.
Q: Does acupuncture hurt?
Only fine needles are used in acupuncture, and when they are inserted there is little or no pain. Once inserted, the needles may cause numbness or a calm relaxing sensation and it should not be painful. The needle is extremely thin (about the width of 2 human hairs), disposable and flexible. Sensations that patients normally experience are tingling which is associated with the movement of energy stimulated by the insertion of the needles. This is a desired affect and should not feel painful.
Q: Do I need an appointment?
We suggest that all clients set an appointment, however on occasion we do have availability for walk-ins.