Cork Natural Fertility Clinic

Chinese Herbal Medicine

While acupuncture balances the body's energies through an external force, Chinese Medicine treats disease by altering the body's internal energies.

Certain herbs contain natural energetic substances whose essence gently corrects underlying deficiencies that help resolve the state of infertility. While many of these botanical substances have been isolated and analyzed scientifically, it is their synergy which produces their potent effects.

By way of a thorough diagnosis, Chinese medicine will analyze your body's individual disharmonies and develop an intricate prescription to restore your delicate internal equilibrium. We will create a harmonizing formula designed precisely for you. Herbs aren't hormones but the effects of herbal treatment for infertility helps the body correct it's own hormonal imbalances.

While it is helpful to know the Western diagnosis, Chinese medicine treats the individual not a Western named disease. Acupuncture and Herbal medicine can be very helpful with infertility. In some cases Chinese medicine alone is sufficient treatment and in others it is best when combined with Western therapies.

Some benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • Balances hormones

  • Regulates the menstrual cycle

  • Increases follicle production

  • Increases quality of follicles

  • Relaxes the uterus

  • Increase in blood supply to uterus

  • Increase in overall immune system

Here are some examples of the effects of herbal therapy as presented by Randine Lewis, Ph.D. in her book "The Infertility Cure"

Blood, Essence, and Yin tonics

  • Stimulate estrogen production

  • Increase cervical mucus

  • Build uterine lining

  • Strengthen reproductive organs

  • Lower FSH

  • in Men, help liquefy overly viscous seminal fluid

Blood and Qi tonics

  • Increase hemoglobin production

  • Lower FSH

  • In men, increase sperm count

Yang and Qi tonics

  • Stimulate production of progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid hormones

  • In men, increase sperm count and motility

Blood invigorators

  • Inhibit endometriosis and fibroids

  • In men, improve sperm morphology

Blood coolers

  • Restrain inflammatory processes

Qi regulators

  • Lower elevated prolactin levels

  • Metabolize excess hormones

Dampness drainers

  • Lower cholesterol

  • Control yeast, bacteria, and other pathogens