The Acupuncture Clinic for Fertility, Gynaecology and Pregnancy Care

Ovarian dysfunction

Acupuncture may adjust FSH and LH and normalize oestrogen and progesterone levels, thus affecting ovulation

Acupuncture has been found to be effective in normalizing the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis and thus regulating ovulation. Studies show that acupuncture may adjust FSH and LH and normalize oestrogen and progesterone levels, thus affecting ovulation. Its efficacy to treat female infertility should be further investigated.

‘Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility’, Fertility and Sterility 2002, Chang R, Chung PH, Rosenwaks Z

Chinese herbal medicine can restore ovarian function effectively and promptly and can treat premature ovarian failure

A case study from Taiwan examines the treatment of premature ovarian failure using Chinese herbal medicine. Clomid taken over 6 months had not changed the FSH and LH levels from the postmenopausal range. A course of 4 months treatment with Chinese herbal medicine based on Zuo Gui Wan induced ovulation and the patient fell pregnant. The study concluded that Chinese herbal medicine can restore ovarian function effectively and promptly and offers another option for treating infertility in patients with premature ovarian failure.

‘Pregnancy in premature ovarian failure after therapy, using Chinese herbal medicine €“ a Case Study’ Chang Gung Medical Journal, June 2003, Chao SL, Chuang LW, Yen HR