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  • Traditional Chinese Medicine & Fertility Details

    Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor Ruth Lee shares her knowledge and insights on how Chinese Medicine treats infertility. Through her workshop, guests will learn how Chinese and Western practices work together and the different therapies to support a woman's pregnancy. This event is FREE of charge as part of Wellness Week. Limited slots available.

    Kung Hei Fat Choi! Dr. Ruth Lee is back in Hong Kong in February and will be giving a talk on Traditional Chinese Medicine & Fertility, hope you can come to join this event on February 17th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, in cooperation with Liv Magazine for Wellness Week. Limited slots available so make sure to book in advance.

    A preview of what to expect on TCM & Fertility

    TCM characteristics:

    Does not contain hormones and is used for "toning the kidney and yang."

    Helps with better ovulation by improving physical constitution.

    Protects the fetus and nourishes the body.

    Uses natural therapy from beginning to end.

    TCM For Men

    Men can check the quality of sperm through Western medicine, and use Chinese medicine to regulate the quality and motility of sperm to improve their physique and organ function. For example, in some men, the kidney yin energy is insufficient, and the kidney yang is too slow to cause the semen to liquify too slowly as the semen is too thick. We will use traditional Chinese medicine to nourish the kidney and yin.

    TCM For Women

    Female patients with premature ovarian failure assist in conception by nourishing liver, spleen and kidney functions. Traditional Chinese medicine treatment needs to start from the holistic approach. Generally, you should start to see the TCM to adjust your body at least 3 to 6 months before you become pregnant.

    Main Principles of Chinese Medicine to Regulate Infertility:

    1. Before conception

    Menstrual cycle: Activating blood flow and enhancing the function of the uterus to remove extra blood clots and tissues, provide the environment of the uterus. End of menstruation: blood loss during menstrual period, after menstruation mainly Replenishing Kidney yin and enriching blood Ovulation period: Replenishing kidney Yang, release Liver Qi , help smooth ovulation. And it can improve the quality of eggs and the conception rate. After ovulation: warming the kidney yang can improve the blood flow and thickness of the endometrium and keep the uterus warm to facilitate implantation. Chinese medicine can also reduce the mother's rejection of fertilized eggs and improve the implantation rate.

    2. After conception

    1 to 3 months of Pregnancy: Preserving the fetus during Pregnancy. In the early stages of pregnancy, progesterone is secreted by the ovaries and the fertilized eggs are implanted.

    7 to 10 months of pregnancy: Stabilizing the fetus, enhance stability. In the later stages of pregnancy, the tummy will be harder, and it is easy to contract due to uterine contraction and pain. Some traditional Chinese medicines can nourish the blood and soften the liver, and have the effect of helping smooth muscles tension.

    Acupuncture treatment of infertility

    Existing research confirms that acupuncture is effective for regulating female autonomic nervous system and endocrine system for female infertility. Before trying the western medical treatment, acupuncture treatment was used to regular the qi, blood flow, yin and yang energy, warming and smoothing meridian qi and blood, improve the lower abdominal circulation, the whole process will take about 3-6 months, effectively improve symptoms such as dysmenorrhea,irregular menstruation and can improve physical fitness.

    Acupuncture can be used instead of traditional anesthesia in the retrieval of IVF eggs to avoid the effect of anesthesia on egg quality. The ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) that occurs after egg retrieval can also be used to relieve discomfort. The ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) that occurs after egg retrieval can also be used to relieve discomfort. Acupuncture treatment before embryo implantation can increase the pregnancy rate by about one to 20%. For patients who have had multiple IVF failure experiences, combined with acupuncture treatment, the success rate can increase by about 50%. Acupuncture treatment for male infertility can promote testicular blood circulation and sperm motility. In addition, long waiting and anxiety during infertility treatment, acupuncture has the effect of stabilizing nerves, and can moderately relieve patients' anxiety and emotional stress.