Discover Your Fertility ‘Type’
In Chinese Medicine it is very important to know your fertility ‘type’. Once we know what this is it can be correctly treated.
The most important are as follows:
1. Lack of Warm Energy type
This person is often tall. She is usually quiet and easy going. Physically she tends to feel very cold and puts weight on easily. Her tongue tends to be large, pale and with teeth marks on the edge.
This problem is due to a lack of warmth and energy in the body. Treatment with Chinese herbs is very effective at producing a pregnancy. Treatment takes 3-6months. If combined with IVF, treatment with herbs should be started 3 months before IVF and then discontinued as IVF is started.
Even at the age of 40 treatment will usually be successful.
2. Lack of Energy and Poor Blood Circulation Type
This person is usually slim. Periods are usually scanty. They tend to have a pale tongue. Herbs are given to nourish the womb and ovaries. This gives the body the energy required to ovulate correctly and to build up a sufficiently thick uterine lining. Treatment usually takes 3-6 months.
3. Fluid Accumulation and Coldness Type
This person often has a thick white coating on their tongue. They feel cold. They may suffer from Polycystic Ovaries. Herbs are given to drain excess fluid from the ovaries and to warm the lining of the uterus, thereby improving local blood circulation. Treatment takes 3-6 months.
4. Dry and Hot Type
This person is often stressed and hard-working. She tends to be slim. Her tongue is usually red. Often ovulation is poor. The body needs to be nourished so that it can produce better quality eggs. The use of Clomid for this type of problem often makes problems worse. Repeated cycles of IVF often exacerbate this problem as well. This problem often takes longer to treat, 6-12 months.
At Hallam Acupuncture, pregnancy rates are currently 71% for all women who have had Herbal medicine treatment for at least 4 months.
|About The AuthorVivienne Outram is a fully qualified Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture therapist located in Sheffield, Yorkshire. She typically sees clients from the surrounding areas of Rotherham, Dronfield and Chapeltown.
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