Natural Fertility Treatments
What are Natural Fertility Treatments?
Natural fertility treatments are holistic treatments aimed at boosting fertility and enhancing the chances of natural conception, without the use of invasive medical procedures or prescription drugs that may have adverse effects on the mother and child. One common treatment is acupuncture for fertility, where acupuncture needles are used on selected acupoints in the body, by boosting blood flow to reproductive organs and balancing hormones to facilitate natural conception. This fertility treatment has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinics in Singapore.
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 for Fertility
Acupuncture, an ancient practice that helps in promoting natural conception and boosting fertility in women, involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on your body (acupoints) to help alleviate pain, unblock chi or life energy, and increase blood flow to the organs, thereby restoring balance to the body.
Chinese Herbal Medicine for Fertility
Individual Chinese herbs are known to have their own “energetic nature”. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), these herbs are used to balance the disharmony in the body by removing excessive body toxins and treating deficiencies. TCM clinics often offer Chinese herbal medicine in the forms of tea and food supplements alongside acupuncture for fertility to promote natural conception.
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Acupuncture can increase blood supply to the pelvis and uterus to support healthy ovarian function. This in turn can support healthy ovulation, embryo implantation and increase the chances of a stable pregnancy.
Acupuncture is known to improve immune system and regulate reproductive hormones. It can be used in improving egg quality and thickening the endometrium lining.
Harmonise Body and Mind
Whether is it to move the Qi energy, tonifying the reproductive system or calming the mind, we can help you to optimise your physical and mental health to conceive naturally.
TCM herbs are used to address sperm count, motility and morphology.
Acupuncture can support ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction and libido.
Both acupuncture and herbs are aimed to improve your body constitution and treating other factors that may interfere with conception.
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.