Though modern medical science and technical support have been extended largely to infertile couples to help them conceive, the traditional modes of fertility treatment existed as well. And they yielded successful outcome helping the intending parents have healthy and cherubic babies. The Chinese have contributed substantially to fertility issues and have discovered medicines to resolve the state.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) practiced by Chinese doctors down the generation successfully treated infertile couples for over 5000 years. Let us get a glimpse of the traditional methods of treating infertility cases:
– Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are the most potent treatment procedures to handle the problem of infertility with phenomenal success.
-Traditional system for addressing infertility issues has been a cumulative experience of both the doctors and the patients.
Over the past decades, the fertility rates have seen a drastic fall in western countries. To counter infertility issues, the western reproductive science advocates fertility treatments like in-vitro fertilization technology (IVF), intra uterine insemination (IUI), donor sperms and eggs transfer and other advanced techniques that aid human reproduction where success is not ensured always.
Success rate in TCM
Success has been reported in traditional Chinese medicines in infertility treatment. It has been observed by Dr Eric Manheimer of University of Maryland School of Medicine that application of acupuncture enhances the success rate of In-vitro fertilization technology by as much as 65%. Moreover, acupuncture administered on the day of implantation on infertile mother could well bring a hike in the success rate.
-Traditional Chinese medicines are believed to set equilibrium in the enhanced follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and control the menstrual cycle.
-They help in increasing the flow of blood supply to the uterus and strengthen the uterine lining. These medicines enhance the quality of health in male testicles and female ovaries. Consequently, the quality and quantity of sperm and egg production gets a boost.
-They support implantation and mitigate the chance of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.
Chinese traditional medicines and therapies are very relaxing and at times even pleasant. They are way cheaper modes of treatment.
TCM addressing deep-rooted fertility issues
Traditional Chinese medicines offer a natural therapy for infertility when the source of the issue is rooted in male fertility disorders like oligospermia, azoospermia and motility factors.
Infertility issue from a traditional Chinese treatment viewpoint:
TCM theory on infertility goes like this:
-If the partners are healthy and their reproductive organs are functioning, normally there should never be a fertility issue. Despite good health and a normal physical relationship, if the couple is still unable to have a baby, there must be some imbalances in the bodies of either parents or both of them.
-Traditional fertility treatments emphasize great significance on the link established between the human body and the external environment.
-The inner components of the body, namely the Yin and the Yang, the Qi and the blood system should be in perfect equilibrium with each other. When the balance gets disrupted, the inner body system collapses giving rise to a number of ailments, infertility being one of them.
-Internal organs that function above the ideal range are termed as excessive and those that perform below this level are termed deficient. Organs should play the roles assigned to them in full coordination with each other.
-External environmental factors like temperature, humidity, pressure and other natural elements induce stress on the body throwing your system out of equilibrium.
There are cases where traditional fertility therapists have found their patients being unable to conceive for a lengthy period. Upon investigation, it was found the partners were either in a state of mental stress or they have lost interest in sex altogether or had poor sleeping habits.
The trick is to address the source, identify the cause and resolve it thereby increasing the chance of successful pregnancy that follows.