Some gynaecological disorders affect fertility and cause distressing symptoms.
Endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, polyps and cysts, or menstrual disorders are all conditions that are often seen in Chinese medicine clinics here and in China.
Endometriosis is a common cause of infertility, though sometimes it is a hidden one. It can also be the cause of much menstrual misery and other troubling symptoms. Chinese medicine has a long history of treating endometriosis in clinics in China, with well established protocols that use herbal medicine and acupuncture. Read more about the sorts of treatments we use to alleviate symptoms of this disorder.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a condition being diagnosed more and more frequently. It often interferes with ovulation and fertility and can cause many other metabolic symptoms too. Acupuncture protocols developed from clinical trials show improved menstrual cycle regularity and increased pregnancy rates. You can read more about ways to manage PCOS symptoms here.
Fibroids, polyps and cysts may create an obstacle to implantation or upset hormonal balance, reducing fertility and causing menstrual symptoms. In some cases, surgery will be advised, in some cases use of Chinese herbs and acupuncture may offer another treatment option.
Amenorrhoea, or infrequent or irregular ovulation, can be a significant impediment to getting pregnant. Read more about acupuncture options for improving menstrual regularity here.