The journey to parenthood may not always be smooth sailing for couples facing fertility issues. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can work as a complement to IVF and IUI or as an alternative treatment to improve your chances of conceiving.
Confinement can be a particularly stressful period as you have to take care of the baby while your body is recovering from the toils of the delivery process. Find out how TCM can help nourish and restore your body’s balance during this crucial period.
Children have vastly different body constitutions from adults and are prone to falling sick due to weaker immune systems. TCM combines gentle paediatric massage and herbal treatments to improve your child’s delicate constitution and build up their resistance against illnesses.
From the TCM perspective, pain arises due to congestion of Qi and Blood or deficiencies in the body. TCM treatments help to ease the blockage of Qi and Blood, triggering your body’s self-healing ability. Say no to painkillers and find out how TCM pain management treatments can benefit you.
Stroke causes oxygen-deprivation in parts of the brain, resulting in damage to brain cells and affecting abilities controlled by those areas of the brain. TCM treatments help to improve blood circulation and boost oxygen supply to the brain and also helps to dissipate blood clots for faster recovery.
Skin-related issues can be a real nuisance and may affect your confidence in social settings. Skin being the body’s largest and most visible organ, is closely related to the Lung and problems usually arise from various internal imbalances. These imbalances are often due to toxin build up, Lung heat, Stomach heat, heat in the Blood, Blood or Yin deficiency.
If you always feel weak and unwell, but medical reports indicate that you do not have any serious ailments, you may be in a state known as “Sub-health”. TCM treatments are effective in restoring your health to optimal levels by treating the symptoms and fortifying your body on a holistic level.
Need TCM treatment but unable to make it to the clinic? Be it for yourself, an elderly or your unwell child, our physicians can now treat you in the comfort and convenience of your preferred location island-wide.
Are you yearning to become a parent but having problems conceiving? Or are you trying for another child but your efforts seem futile?
Join us online on 14 August 2020 (8.00 – 9.30pm) where our fertility experts from Thomson Fertility Centre and Thomson Chinese Medicine will be sharing insights on infertility – the different fertility treatment options available, the science behind IVF, and how Western and TCM treatments can complement each other to help you along the path to parenthood.
Come have your doubts and fears addressed in this info-packed sharing session and live Q&A.
Welcome and Introduction
Topic: Infertility Explained: What are the Treatment Options
by Dr Loh Seong Feei, Medical Director, Thomson Fertility Centre
Dr Loh Seong Feei was the Head of the Reproductive Medicine Department and Director of the KKIVF Center before joining Thomson Fertility Center as its Medical Director. During his tenure at KKIVF, he helped shape it into the biggest IVF centre in Singapore. From 2008 to 2010, the centre performed a few thousand IVF cycles with good pregnancy success rates. He believes in a holistic and problem-oriented approach to treating infertility. Dr Loh, who has been instrumental in developing reproductive surgery, has treated many patients with endometriosis, uterine fibroids and tubal disease. He has also helped many couples realise their dreams of becoming parents. Dr Loh believes that fertility treatment should be patient-centered and patient-friendly and that fertility programmes should be tailored to the needs of each individual couple.
Topic: What Happens in the IVF Lab?
by Dr Ethiraj Balaji Prasath, Chief Embryologist, Thomson Fertility Centre
Dr Balaji spent 17 years as the Chief Embryologist at the KKIVF Centre, where he managed the IVF and Andrology labs as well as the National Sperm Bank of Singapore. While there, he personally performed more than 3,000 intracytoplasmic sperm injections with a clinical pregnancy rate of 40 per cent of embryos transferred. Dr Balaji has trained many doctors and embryologists on IVF lab techniques, and was instrumental in achieving Singapore’s first pregnancy and live birth via Laser Assisted Hatching. His more recent achievement was the world’s first live birth from frozen-thawed embryos obtained after in-vitro maturation (IVM) in the lab and intracytoplasmic sperm injections of oocytes recovered from a surgically-removed cancerous ovary.
Topic: Acupuncture for Fertility
by Ms Jun Negoro, TCM Physician, Thomson Chinese Medicine
Ms Negoro holds a double degree in both Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Chinese Medicine from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM). During her 2 years in Beijing, she went through extensive clinical internships in Dongfang Hospital where she worked with senior doctors in various specialties. Jun Negoro’s treatments support women’s health – including period issues, gut health, emotional well-being and sleep issues. With a strong belief in Traditional Chinese Medicine’s healing potential, she encourages patients to share their concerns and work together to balance their health – both physically and emotionally.