Infertility ccurs in about 7% of married couples. Neither anatomical defects nor significant physiological deficiencies can be found in 1/4 of these cases. Improving general health can increase the chances for a successful pregnancy for many of these couples. The common causes of infertility are
· Ovulation problems
· Tubal causes
· Sperm causes
· Unexplained infertility
· Age-related factors
Following steps may prevent some cases of female infertility:
· Avoid excessive exercise
· Avoid smoking
· Have regular physical examinations to detect early signs of infections or abnormalities
· Eat healthy, limit caffeine and alcohol intake
· Reduce stress
Our approach includes acupuncture and Chinese herbs to adjust the immune response, balance hormones and improve the micro-environment for fertilized-egg bedding. Through acupuncture and Chinese herbs we strive to enhance the blood flow to the uterus and the ovaries and increase thickness of the endometrium. These treatments reduce the rejection of sperm and allow the female a better opportunity for a normal pregnancy.
We have had many successful results and helped several women become pregnant and have a normal pregnancy during the years of our practice. This is always very gratifying and we hope to continue participating in this rewarding experience.