Often there is no stronger desire than to be a parent.  So it can be quite an emotional rollercoaster when trying to conceive, both naturally or through IVF.  There can be many factors that can make conceiving hard, whether it is a problem with the male, female or there being nothing medically wrong.

When we look at the female in Chinese medicine, depending on the diagnosis we come up with, we work to boost the blood, increasing the flow to the endometrium, stimulating the ovaries and removing any blockages.  We also work to help calm the mind and reduce stress as this can also contribute to difficulties in conceiving.

With males we again work on the blood and energy in the body to try to improve the quality and quantity of the sperm.

It is quite common to treat both partners when fertility is a problem and we tend to use a two pronged approach in the treatment by using acupuncture and herbal medicine in combination.  Along with these diet and lifestyle advice will often be given.

So if fertility is a problem that you are struggling with and would like some more information or to discuss your particular situation please give us a call on (03) 9754 8440 or send an email to reception@hillsideholistichealth.com.au.