Natural Fertility Treatments
What are Natural Fertility treatments?
Natural Fertility treatments are holistic treatments aimed at boosting fertility to enhance the chances of natural conception without the use of invasive medical procedures or prescription drugs.
Who should consider Natural Fertility treatments?
- Couples who wish to boost fertility without invasive procedures and have been cleared by their fertility doctors to do so.
- Couples who have mild fertility issues that are treatable without the need for surgery (e.g. lifestyle-related).
- Couples who have exhausted all other options to treat their fertility issues.
- Couples who do not wish to go through the physical and mental stress of a medical procedure.
How do TCM treatments boost fertility?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on your body (acupoints) to help alleviate pain, unblock Energy, and increase blood flow to the organs, thereby restoring balance to the body and boosting fertility in the process.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Individual Chinese herbs are known to have their own “energetic nature”. In TCM, these herbs are used to balance the disharmony in the body by removing excessive toxins and treating deficiencies.
Acupuncture is known to improve the immune system and regulate hormones, therefore improving egg quality and thickening the endometrium lining, while Chinese herbal medicine helps to regulate ovulation.
Studies show that acupuncture can treat ejaculatory dysfunction (issues related to ejaculation), erectile dysfunction, sperm concentration, motility, forward-progressive motility, sperm vitality, and total motile count. Chinese herbal medicine aimed at treating deficiencies also helps to improve sperm quality and quantity.
What takes place during your first TCM Natural Fertility consultation?
You will meet with our TCM physicians for a detailed consultation. This includes getting your medical history, prior test results, and finding out more about your lifestyle and dietary habits. Don’t be surprised when you are asked to stick out your tongue for a visual inspection and have your pulse taken before your physician arrives at a diagnosis.
Your physician will then draw up a treatment plan comprising acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine, specially tailored for you and your body. Your physician will provide advice on dietary adjustments by introducing foods that increase fertility and eliminating foods that negatively impact fertility. As your test results from the gynaecologist will help the physician refine the TCM diagnosis, do remember to bring along all your earlier test results for the first consultation.
Couples who have not sought any consultation and wish to have a holistic fertility assessment from both Western and TCM perspectives can also opt for our Holistic Fertility Consult, which includes consultation with both our TCM Physicians as well as a Western fertility doctor from Thomson Fertility Centre. Find out more on www.thomsonfertility.com.sg.