acupuncture, pregnancy, Chinese herbal medicine

Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Have you ever wondered about the enhancement of fertility with traditional Chinese medicines and acupuncture? There is increasing evidence that acupuncture can be used to treat many disorders which make it difficult to become pregnant. However, many factors influence a woman's fertility, and the course of pregnancy is understandably complex. Each patient's situation is likely to be different, and will require individualization of acupuncture or Chinese herbs to obtain the best result.

Problems with fertility, postpartum disorders, premenstrual disorders, irregular periods, heavy bleeding, endometriosis, hormone related emotional imbalances, pelvic pain, menopausal symptoms, as well as many other gynecologic disorders can be treated with the help of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

My own experience suggests that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are more effective and much less unpleasant and dangerous than hormonal treatments or surgery to improve the chances for pregnancy. Compared to these methods of treatment, the cost of acupuncture therapy is also quite reasonable. Surgical and complex hormonal therapy may cost 40 to 100 times more, and involves considerably higher risk.

When skillfully applied, acupuncture therapy and traditional medicine prepared from different herbs are effective in correcting many of the imbalances which underlie the complex physical and hormonal disorders which prevent pregnancy.

Enhancing fertility for men or women with acupuncture usually requires a commitment to enough time to rebalance the body's systems. If there are menstrual problems, then treatment must proceed until at least 3 normal cycles are achieved. From there, you should give yourself at least 6 months, and preferably 18 months, to achieve pregnancy. Please visit our site to obtain information on acupuncture and traditional medicine treatments for decreased fertility and other gynecologic problems.

Time will prove that traditional methods of treatment like acupuncture will help to reduce the suffering of more and more types of disorders. We believe that the secret of improving health at a reasonable cost lies in the use of the ancient systems of traditional medicines for helping your problems.

Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 27 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 or visit our website for more information, or to make an appointment.

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