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Three Specific Fertility Issues Denver Patients Can Address with Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine)

The ancient and time proven medical practice of Chinese Medicine which includes the modalities of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been practiced by skilled Chinese Medical Physicians around the globe for thousands of years. Until recently however, Western medicine had not discovered the innate benefits offered by this alternative and complimentary medical counterpart. Presently, however, distinguished medical associations around the world are beginning to recognize that Chinese Medicine, specifically, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine, can actually help to resolve specific fertility issues for those that have struggled to conceive a child. Within this blog post, we’ll be discussing three specific fertility factors many Denver women experience when be faced with the diagnosis of “infertility”, that can be addressed through acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy.

The ancient and time proven medical practice of Chinese Medicine which includes the modalities of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been practiced by skilled Chinese Medical Physicians around the globe for thousands of years. Until recently however, Western medicine had not discovered the innate benefits offered by this alternative and complimentary medical counterpart. Presently, however, distinguished medical associations around the world are beginning to recognize that Chinese Medicine, specifically, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine, can actually help to resolve specific fertility issues for those that have struggled to conceive a child. Within this blog post, we’ll be discussing three specific fertility factors many Denver women experience when be faced with the diagnosis of “infertility”, that can be addressed through acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy.

 

1. Spasmed Tubes While blocked fallopian tubes due to things like scarring are primarily treated by specific kinds of surgery, some patients suffer from a different medical problem associated with the fallopian tubes known as “spasmed tubes” or “spasming fallopian tubes”. Following the release of the egg by the ovarian follicle at ovulation, the egg then gets picked up by one of the fallopian tubes to begin its journey through the fallopian tube and finally to the uterus, should the egg become fertilized during its time residing in the fallopian tube. When the fallopian tubes are in a constant state of spasm, these spasms will occlude or pinch-off sections of the fallopian tube, inhibiting the passage of the egg through the fallopian tube. Tubal spasms are often associated with the stress response and can be experienced in women who are under significant amounts of stress. Both acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine have been shown to reduce and prevent tubal spasms, therefore increasing tubal patency and pregnancy potential.

 

2. High FSH (Follicular Stimulating Hormone) Follicle Stimulating Hormone is the hormone produced by the Pituitary gland in the brain which signals the ovaries to develop, grow and mature ovarian follicles that contain the eggs, one of which, will be ovulated on a given month during a woman’s reproductive years. At the beginning of every menstrual cycle (first day of the woman’s period), the pituitary gland in the brain begins to release FSH in response to the low levels of estrogen and progesterone present at the beginning of a woman’s cycle, in the attempt to stimulate the ovaries to grow, develop and fully mature the follicles that contain potential eggs to be ovulated. As the ovarian follicles grow and mature in response to the FSH being released by the brain, the follicles become small endocrine glands (hormone releasing glands) that release estrogen and small amounts of progesterone. As the levels of Estrogen rise due to more follicles being matured with eventually one primary follicle being selected, the higher levels of estrogen negatively feed back on the brain (the pituitary gland) signaling the brain to stop or decrease its release of FSH as the ovaries have responded with well developing and estrogen producing follicles. Issues with this feedback loop arises when the ovaries decline in their response to FSH being released or don’t respond at all to the FSH being released by the brain. The ovaries not responding to the FSH being produced by the brain means that no ovarian follicles are being stimulated to grow, develop and mature and therefore, not enough or no estrogen is being produced by the unresponsive, small amount or lack of ovarian follicles present in the ovary. This lack or decreased amount of estrogen is not enough to feed back to the brain to shut off the production of FSH, therefore, the brain thinks it needs to continue to produce more and more. A high FSH is usually indicative of decreased or sub-optimal ovarian reserve. Women often see increases in their FSH beginning in their mid-to-late forties, however, high FSH levels can also be seen in women in their thirties and early forties. If a woman is regularly menstruating, and she is in her 20s, 30s, or early 40s, the FSH can often be decreased, by integrating the modalities of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Nutrition and Dietary Therapies, thus, optimizing ovarian reserve for Denver patients seeking to optimize and encourage their fertility potential. However, once a woman has reached menopause - one full year without having a period, the FSH level is one that will not be able to be manipulated to a level that will allow for reproduction.

 

3. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Studies published in respected medical journals as Science daily and the British Medical Journal have found that acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can be utilized to reduce sympathetic nerve activity in women with PCOS. These studies showed that when applied at suitable times during the pre-conception time (time leading up to conception), acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can regulate menstrual cycles, reduce testosterone levels and reduce waist circumference.

 

As medical professionals around the country discover the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for fertility treatment, it’s expected that this ancient modality of Chinese Medicne will take a lead role in helping patients achieve their goals for a healthy family.

The road to conceiving a child can be difficult for patients suffering from fertility hurdles. Fortunately, the best of both worlds in the field of

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