Treating Infertility In Men And Women, From A TCM's Perspective

Getting Pregnant Is Not As Simple As It Seems Infertility refers to the inability of a couple to conceive after a period of 12 months or more albeit regular, unprotected sex. For women, infertility includes an inability to maintain the pregnancy to a live birth. Infertility affects about 15% of the couples in Singapore. Depending on the underlying cause of infertility, treatments can vary considerably, from Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), to simply changing diet and lifestyle. Studies indicate that for every 4 couples who are trying to conceive, one of them will conceive successfully within one month. This means that a couple has a 25% chance of

Acupuncture and TCM boost fertility in women with PCOS

PCOS: A Common Fertility Issue In Singapore Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age, affecting about 5 to 15% women in this age group. It is also one of the most common causes of infertility in women. It is characterized by absent or irregular period, inability to conceive, excessive hair growth and obesity. However, not everyone with PCOS have symptoms, and some are only diagnosed when they are tested for infertility. A diagnosis of PCOS is made when two out of the following three findings are present: Infrequent or no ovulation (i.e. no mature egg is being released from the ovary in the middle of your menstrual cycle) High level of

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