acupuncture, fertility and Chinese herbal medicine

acupuncture, fertility, and Chinese medicine

Have you ever wondered about the enhancement of fertility with traditional Chinese medicines and acupuncture? In the systems of Oriental medicine, one of the most important approaches is herbal medicine. In actuality, more than just herbs are used, usually including roots, barks, flowers, and fruits. Sometimes animal products are used, but we never use endangered species of plants or animals at Acupuncture Associates.

Problems with fertility, postpartum disorders, premenstrual disorders, irregular periods, heavy bleeding, endometriosis, hormone related emotional imbalances, pelvic pain, menopausal symptoms, as well as many other gynecologic disorders can be treated with the help of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

My own experience suggests that acupuncture and Chinese herbology are more effective and much less unpleasant and dangerous than hormonal treatments or surgery to enhance fertility. Compared to these methods of treatment, the cost of acupuncture therapy is also quite reasonable. Surgical and complex hormonal therapy may cost 40 to 100 times more, and involves considerably higher risk to the mother. There is also increasing debate about the safety of these techniques for babies, and their long term effects on children.

When skillfully applied, acupuncture therapy and traditional dietary formulations prepared from different herbs, are effective in correcting many of the imbalances which underlie the complex physical and hormonal disorders which lead to reduced fertility or infertility.

Enhancing fertility for men or women with acupuncture usually requires a commitment to enough time to rebalance the body's systems. If there are menstrual problems, then treatment must proceed until at least 3 normal cycles are achieved. From there, you should give yourself at least 6 months, and preferably 18 months, to achieve pregnancy. Please visit our site to obtain information on acupuncture and traditional medicine treatments for decreased fertility and other gynecologic problems.

Time will prove that traditional methods of treatment like acupuncture will help to reduce the suffering of more and more types of disorders. We believe that the secret of improving health at a reasonable cost lies in the use of the ancient systems of traditional medicines for helping your problems.

Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 27 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information.

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