Whilst Chinese medicine does not directly treat fertility Shura Ford says Chinese medicine practitioners counsel patients to engage in healthy lifestyle practices.
“Chinese medicine can only do so much to enhance health if underlying health and lifestyle issues contributing to fertility aren’t addressed. There needs to be a good foundation of health for conception to be successful,” she says.
Chinese medicine practitioners use acupuncture, herbs or a combination of the two to bring balance to the body. Treatment involves feeling your pulse and looking at your tongue to establish patterns of disharmony in the body.
“Struggles with fertility are very emotionally taxing and regular acupuncture can help patients cope with the associated stress”.