Research – Chinese medicine better than drug therapy for infertility!
Chinese herbal medicine best for infertility
Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is nearly twice as effective as Western medicine (WM) in the treatment of female infertility (60% successful pregnancy rates compared to 33%) according to a meta-analysis of 40 randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses. The trials included women with PCOS, endometriosis, anovulation, fallopian tube blockage, or unexplained infertility. Not only were pregnancy rates improved, but fertility indicators such as ovulation rates, cervical mucus score, biphasic basal body temperature, and appropriate thickness of the endometrial lining were positively influenced by CHM. Other findings included: 1. CHM was also significantly more effective in the successful treatment of threatened miscarriage (continuing pregnancy rates reaching 94% compared to 73% for WM). 2. CHM was 18% more effective than WM in improving ovulation in women with previously anovulatory cycles. 3. CHM can double the success of IVF. 4. The greatest difference (three-fold pregnancy rate, 2.5-fold successful tubal patency rate) between CHM and WM was found in the treatment of fallopian tube blockage using Jiu Teng Zhu Yu decoction.
"I suffered from severe migraine type headaches and getting no relief from orthodox treatments, I tried acupuncture. After only two treatments I started to feel the benefits and now I keep well with 'top up' treatments when needed."
Mary Burns (Newhall)
"I developed a chronic painful shoulder from a muscular sprain around the joint several months earlier. I had acupuncture from Grahame Gargini and after just four sessions the pain had gone completely. I recovered full mobility after a further 3 treatments. I have acupuncture from time to time to keep aches and pains away and to feel generally more in tune with my body despite my busy life."