FAQs on TCM Fertility

WATCH: Our Physicians Answer FAQs On Fertility

Our TCM physicians, Physician Chen Fang, Physician Ho Wee Kok and Physician Ho Chin Ee, from Thomson Chinese Medicine answer some of the frequently asked questions on fertility and talk about how TCM can help with fertility issues.

Since 2009, Thomson Chinese Medicine has been working with thousands of women who are trying to conceive. We believe that TCM can help to promote greater health and well-being and our aim is to work in a natural and supportive way of bringing a baby into this world.

Watch to learn more about TCM fertility or read the transcript below.

  1. Who should see TCM fertility?
    • Couples who wish to boost their chances of fertility or
    • For those who are already doing or planning to do IUI or IVF or
    • For those who have mild lifestyle related fertility issues or those who have already exhausted all other options.
  2. What takes place during the first consultation?
    The first consultation session usually will take about half an hour to forty-five minutes. This includes getting your medical history, and also understanding your symptoms, lifestyle and dietary habits. Then, will take a look at your tongue and check the pulse. The final diagnosis will help us to advice you on treatment options like acupuncture and also Chinese Medicine. We encourage the couple to come for consultation together.
  1. How does acupuncture help and where are the needles put in?
    Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on your body. This unblocks meridians and help to promote blood flow to the reproductive organs, about 20 to 30 needles will be placed mostly on the tummy area and some on the arms and legs.
  1. How does Chinese herbal medicine help?
    In fertility, the main organs involved are kidney, liver and spleen. We identify the Yin and Yang imbalance of these organs and use specific herbs to remedy the imbalances. The herbs can come in powdered form, pills or capsules.
  2. Can I seek TCM treatment if I am doing IVF/IUI?
    Acupuncture is known to reduce stress and regulate hormones. This will help to improve your egg quality and thickness of your endometrium lining. We also have self-care take home kits such as moxa, heat pack and foot soaks that will help increase your chances of conceiving.
  1. How should I time acupuncture treatment with IVF/IUI?
    It’s best to start 3 months before your IVF. Why 3 months? Because egg recruitments starts approximately 3 months before ovulation. However, don’t worry if you have started on your IVF treatment, we will work around your schedule. Acupuncture work in accumulative way, so for optimal results, you should visit at least once a week.

Thank you for joining us on this episode. We understand that parenthood may not be easy for all the couples and we are here to support you. Feel free to contact any of our clinics, and we are happy to assist you.

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