The doctor cannot account for my infertility; can acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offer an explanation?
To help you with this question also consult the response to “Can acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine treat all forms of infertility?” much of the information in the two responses overlaps.
It must be understood that when a doctor is unable to explain infertility that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can still help. The diagnostic model of Chinese medicine is very sensitive. It has the ability to detect imbalances in the body before medical science and before the symptoms are even experienced by the patient.
Commonly, in clinical practice, fertility which remains unexplained by western medical science is the result of psychogenic causes. Psychogenic causes of infertility are those which are due to the effects of lifestyle and stress. Treating psychogenic conditions is an area in which acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine excels. Dr Kirk Wilson (PhD) from the Fertility and IVF Acupuncture Clinic is an expert in treating psychogenic conditions. His research at the University of Technology, Sydney was based on a clinical trial he conducted using acupuncture to treat depression and anxiety. In turn, Dr Wilson is very skilled in relaxing his patients. Often those fertility patients with whom Dr Wilson achieves a pregnancy outcome the fastest are in those who present with a psychogenic origin.