Chinese Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition can often treat conditions concerning poor egg quality. Often when a woman is labeled with poor egg quality they have other signs of poor circulation such as cold extremities, low energy and maybe skin conditions. Most often the cause does not lie with the eggs, but the overall health of the body and poor circulation to the uterus and ovaries.
The quality of the eggs depend on the DNA and the environment in which they are developing. The lifecycle of an egg is upwards of 150 days, but the 3 months prior to ovulation is the most critical time of cell division. During this critical time we want to increase blood flow to the ovaries and work on getting supportive nutrition to the body. This may include herbal medicine and nutraceuticals such as minerals and vitamins if necessary. We also want to make sure we aren’t causing additional inflammation in the body (and thus preventing reproductive blood flow) by eating foods which are causing immune reactions.
Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the reproductive organs which can thereby provide more blood flow to the ovaries and improve egg quality over time. With any fertility treatment strategy besides using Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, herbs, shiatsu) we always want to make sure nutrition is sound. Nutraceuticals such as powerful antioxidants like ubiquinol and alpha lipoic acid can help reduce an inflammation response. Blood tests can uncover and food sensitivity issues.
In addition to the services we offer your home treatments of castor oil packs on the abdomen are used to increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. Self massage and visualization are also important tools and we will provide information and resources on these techniques.
Each patient will follow a different treatment protocol based on their Chinese Medical Diagnosis. Some women conceive naturally after a couple of months of treatments for poor egg quality. But many go on to have a successful IVF or IUI as the chances of conceiving improve greatly after a treatment protocol.
Yours In Health,
George Mandler CNS LDN LicAc