Can acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine treat all forms of infertility?
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is based on a totally different paradigm to western medical science. A fertility diagnosis in western medicine could be translated into Chinese medicine as being a number of possible energetic imbalances. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine takes more notice of the symptoms as they are experienced by the patient. These symptoms are then matched up to patterns of imbalance to identify the imbalance which is causing the infertility.
A consequence of this diagnostic model is that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in theory can treat anything. This is also theoretically true for treating infertility. Even if the cause of infertility is not known, the Chinese medicine diagnostic model will be able to identify the root energetic imbalance. In practice it is not so easy. Granted, some imbalances can be treated very easily with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, but on the other hand, some can be very difficult to treat. To complicate the matter further, some imbalances are best treated with acupuncture, whilst others are best treated with Chinese herbal medicine. A full Chinese medicine diagnosis needs to be carried out in order to assess if acupuncture and/or Chinese medicine can treat your specific case of infertility.
The most accurate way to have this question answered is to ring the Fertility and IVF Acupuncture Clinic and arrange for a no obligation consultation. Dr Kirk Wilson is willing to give a 30 minute free consolation for those who are interested in receiving fertility treatment. During this consultation, Dr Wilson will provide a full Chinese medicine diagnosis, outline the course of treatment and discuss your chances of pregnancy. Dr Wilson has extensive experience in treating common fertility related conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome etc. He is also experienced at treating unexplained infertility.