Acupuncture and Herbal Center

Infertility

Acupuncture can be seen as an alternative way of treating fertility problems. It is also often seen as a complementary therapy to modern fertility treatments. When used alone, though, acupuncture is probably most effective for those couples who are experiencing a functional problem, such as irregular ovulation, poor eggs quality, and history of miscarriage, rather than s structural problem, such as a blockage in the fallopian tubes.

Why could acupuncture help infertility people? Most practicing acupuncturists say that acupuncture helps by regulating your whole body system. This aids in blood flow to the reproductive organs and stabilizes hormone levels. This in turn will increase ovarian function in women as well as sperm production in men. Used as a complementary form of therapy for women undergoing other fertility treatments, acupuncture has been proven to be especially beneficial. In particular, studies have shown that acupuncture definitely increases the rate of pregnancy in women undergoing invitro fertilization (IVF).

A German study done in 2002 showed that of the 80 women who underwent IVF and received acupuncture, 34 women got pregnant, a success rate of 42.5%. Of the 80 women involved in the study who received IVF without any acupuncture treatments, only 21 women (26.3%) became pregnant. More recently, an American study involving 114 women showed that 51% of the women who had acupuncture and IVF treatments became pregnant versus only 36% of the women who had IVF alone. Deeper analysis of this study revealed that, while 8% of the women in the acupuncture group miscarried, the rate of miscarriage in the IVF only group was 20%.

Acupuncture alone can cure infertility, but when it combined with Chinese herbs, it becomes even more powerful. In Chinese medicine, the practitioner always combines herbs to improve fertility. There are many combinations of Chinese herbs that have been lauded as improving fertility in both males and females.

Dr. Kam Lam is not only very good at treating all kinds of chronic pain, such as frozen shoulders, sciatic nerve pain, low back pain, osteoarthritis, sinusitis, and migraine headaches, but also very good at correcting infertility problem. He has been very successfully treating infertility with acupuncture alone as well as in conjunction with IUI and IVF. Many women with fertility problem had pregnant and has a healthy child. His practice for treating infertility problem has flourished recent years. He has achieving great pregnancy rate of 80% over all.

The year 2010 is a great blessing year for our infertility patients. Patient K.T has pregnanted with twins with IUI by using donor sperms. She had 5 failed IUI before she came to see Dr. Lam. Patient A.L has pregnanted with twins with IVF. She had 3 failed IVFs before and she is 39 years old. Patient T.T has pregnanted with twins with IVF. She had one failed IVF and history of recurrent miscarriages. She developed vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramping (signs of miscarriage) few days after she was confirmed pregnant by ultrasound. Her fertility specialist ordered her bed rest. She came back to see Dr. Lam again and her bleeding stopped 5 days after she drank the herbal tea prescribed by Dr. Lam. She is in her second trimester now. Dr. M got natural pregnant after three-month acupuncture and herbal tea treatment. Nurse L.C is 35 years old. Her first IVF was failed because of high uric acid level in her blood. She didn't give up and chose to continue have acupuncture treatment in our clinic. She has pregnanted with twins with second IVF. A.T has pregmanted with second IVF and acupuncture treatment. She came back again because of severe nausea and vomiting. Her nausea stopped with only three times acupuncture treatments. Dr. R is 42 years old and she had 15 failed IVF. Now she is 6-week-pregnant.

IUI=intrauterine insemination
IVF=invitro fertilization