Effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Female Infertility

Effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Female Infertility

The Beautiful ability of bringing new life into this world is bestowed upon women. Many however, are unable to give birth due to infertility and are robbed of this precious gift. There are various causes of infertility resulting in women turning to medical science for answers to their questions related to infertility.
Though medical therapies can treat some causes of infertility, results are not satisfactory in all cases. Several women who are unable to achieve satisfactory results from standard medical treatment, explore alternative therapies to improve their outcomes. Acupuncture is one of the most popular alternative therapies for female infertility.
Many women turn to clinic acupuncturists and Oriental medicine specialists to find a solution to their problem. These experts specialize in using Chinese herbal medicine to treat fertility issues. Over the years, various studies have shown that there are some ways in which CHM can help treat female infertility.

Promises to Boost the Chances of Pregnancy

Meta-analysis of eight randomized controlled trials from a 2011 study conducted on 1851 infertile women suggested a greater likelihood of achieving pregnancy with Chinese herbal medicine therapy over a four-month period than western therapy alone. Meta-analysis of a 2015 study conducted on 4,247 women found a higher probability of pregnancy with Chinese herbal medicine than with western medical therapy alone. Researchers also concluded that Chinese herbal medicine can help improve various fertility indicators such as cervical mucus score and ovulation rates.

Can Treat Fallopian Tube Obstruction

A study to find whether Chinese herbal medicine can improve outcomes in women with fallopian tube obstruction was conducted. The study involved 120 patients with fallopian tube obstruction (OVO). Participants were divided into three groups. Women in the first group were treated with Chinese herbal medicine and western medicine therapy, while those in the second group were treated with Chinese herbal medicine alone. Women in the third group were treated with western medicine alone. Researchers reported that fallopian tube patency rate and pregnancy rate rose to 86.7 percent and 85 percent respectively in the first group. The Chinese herbal medicine group had a patency rate and pregnancy rate of 66.7 percent and 63.3 percent respectively, while the group that received only western medicine had a patency rate and pregnancy rate of 53.3 percent and 50 percent respectively.

Can Treat Mycoplasma Infection

A study was conducted on 72 women with mycoplasma infection. Participants were divided into two groups. Women in the first group were treated with 0.5 g azithromycin over a period of three days. They underwent six courses of duration (each course lasting for four days). Females in the second group were treated with an effective Chinese herbal medicine formula, Xiaozhi decoction two times every day over a period of six weeks. Researchers reported an increase of cytokines in the cervical mucus and peripheral blood of women in the TCM group. Researchers concluded that Chinese herbal medicine can be used for treating mycoplasma infection.
Chinese herbal medicine is a blessing of nature for infertile women. At Anchor Acupuncture and Wellness, we are committed to helping women with fertility issues. We specialize in fertility acupuncture in SF. We have a pregnancy success rate of 80 percent. To consult our experts, call us at 415-855-3112.

Amanda Moler is a licensed acupuncturist and certified fertility acupuncturist (FABORM), serving San Francisco, CA.  Her educational background includes receiving a bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from Antioch College in 2001 and in 2010, her master’s degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2008, she also attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL for education on acupuncture and oriental medicine. Asa Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, she has gained recognition for treating complex women fertility cases, providing guidance on painful side-effects of drugs, hormones, and maintaining the overall well-being of women. Follow Anchor Acupuncture and Amanda Moler on Facebook , Instagram, LinkedIn.