A research study recently published from the University of Adelaide, Australia suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF. (link to study absract)
Cost comparison of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Traditional Chinese herbal/acupuncture therapy;
1 IVF cycle costs between $8,000 - $12,000 (Canada) 1 year of weekly acupuncture treatments and daily herbal medicine costs between $6,000 - $10,000.
Safe, effective, and natural. It should be emphasized that with Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture treatment for one year, aside from increased fertility, the inevitable health benefits will positively impact a patients whole life drastically. These changes will manifest for many months to years post cessation of treatment.
This meta-analysis review concluded that "the assessment of the quality of the menstrual cycle, integral to Traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis, appears to be fundamental to successful treatment of female infertility." More accurately, Traditional Chinese medicine takes the whole person into account, not just their menstrual cycle. In holistic medicine (as opposed to reductionist science based medicine) each system is intimately integrated with every other. Taking the whole picture into account, not just what we see under a microscope, is paramount in holistic medicine, and the future of all medicine, including allopathic evidence based western bio-medicine.
To learn more about how Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help your fertility, call 604.742.8383 to set up a free 15 minute phone consult with Dr. Spence Pentland.