Frequently Asked Question about Infertility
Below are some details about the causes of infertility from Oriental medicine.
Why aren't the follicles releasing fresh eggs?
If there is a problem with fertility, it can often begin with an ovulation disorder or anovulation due to an ovarian cyst or polycystic ovary. This also applies to cases where the condition of the egg deteriorates with age. In Oriental medicine, the kidney is believed to have an important role in the ovary’s development of eggs. The kidney helps to provide the uterus and ovaries with blood supply and helps to control reproductive activity.
Why isn’t the egg receiving sperm?
This is due to male infertility, which could include low sperm concentration, low motility, high malformation rates, erectile dysfunction or ejaculatory disorders. In Oriental medicine, deficiency is also linked to various symptoms of male infertility and erectile dysfunction.
Why isn’t the fertilized egg implanted firmly?
The endometrium is often described as a "bed for raising a baby." Therefore, if you have a chronic disease such as uterine fibroids or endometriosis, or if the endometrium is thin, it will not be able to function well as a bed for the fertilized egg. In Oriental medicine, a gynecological disease is caused by blood stagnation. To "make a comfortable bed,” it is important to shed enough blood smoothly and supply it to the uterus to keep it nutritious.
Why isn’t the fertilized egg implanted in the endometrium growing into an embryo?
When fertilized eggs are not successful in growing into embryos, it can result in recurrent miscarriages. This usually involves cases where artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization does not work. Acupuncture can support the function of keeping the embryo firmly in the body. In Oriental medicine, a lack of energy and stagnation can easily lead to recurrent miscarriages.