Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to treat infertility for many years. The treatment revolves around natural infertility cure using Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. Despite different theories and explanations, TCM has the same objective as Western medicine as to treat infertility and help patients to get pregnant.
According to Dr Lifang Liang, a professor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, TCM helps infertility patients get pregnant at the success rate of 40-60 percent. In fact, with a younger group of patient, age between 28 and 35, the success rate is as high as 50-70 percent. An older group (ages 36-45) however has the success rate of around 30-50 percent. TCM can benefit a couple trying to conceive in many ways. It can help improving egg quality and quantity in women and semen quality and quantity in men.
TCM also helps relieve stress level which is quite critical in both men and women trying to get pregnant. In addition, TCM can help reduce side-effects caused by drugs that infertility patients take during IVF process. Apart from nutritional and emotional health of patients, hormonal balance, and factors affecting eggs and semen of a couple, the blood flow to ovaries is quite important. TCM can help increased blood circulation to the uterus and ovaries and therefore increase the likelihood of getting pregnant.
Although on average TCM produces a high success rate through natural infertility treatments, a combination of TCM and Western medicine may be recommended as both schools have the same goal of helping infertility couples to conceive.