Improving Ovarian Function And Egg Quality Through Traditional Chinese Medicine
One of the most common causes for infertility, is low levels of follicle stimulating hormone or FSH, for which women seek treatment from the best acupuncturists, Auckland. The hormone produced by the pituitary gland controls the egg production in ovaries besides regulating the menstrual cycle. FSH also helps the uterine lining to thicken which prepares the womb for pregnancy.
In some women, levels of FSH can be low or the ovaries do not respond to the hormone to produce eggs. In both these cases, women face difficulty in attaining pregnancy. The normal levels of FSH in women are between 0.3 to 10.0 mIU/ml. According to experts anything above 10 denotes suboptimal functioning of ovaries while a level below 3 denote pituitary problems.
Traditional Chinese Medicine may improve ovarian function and quality. Providing the ovaries and uterus with nourishment and increased blood circulation may help increase production of estrogen and progesterone. This promotes the growth of healthy follicles and improves egg quality while thickening the uterine lining to facilitate the implantation of an embryo.
Research on the effectiveness of acupuncture to improve ovarian functions
Traditional Chinese medicine considers kidneys, spleen and liver to be the meridians to the female reproductive system. “Qi” which is the vital energy that supports body functions and blood, is considered essential to maintain a healthy reproductive system. The liver regulates the nervous system while kidneys are similar to endocrine system in function.
In all these cases described below the traditional Chinese medicine treatment protocol was administered by acupuncturists in Auckland. The protocol involved acupuncture to strengthen and nourish ovaries, uterus, kidneys, spleen and liver. This promotes hormone regulation and production, the production of blood to nourish the ovaries and uterus, and stress reduction.