We have a special interest in the treatment of infertility caused by a variety of conditions

 

  • Endometriosis
  • Female hormone imbalance (FSH, E2, LH, prolactin, progesterone)
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Fibroid
  • Male factor infertility
  • Unexplained infertility

Working for nearly two decades with families who are in search of something more than the conventional, he has been able to bring joy to those who have all but lost hope. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has documented evidence in clinically controlled trials that confirm its benefits.

When used with the aid of IVF or hormonal therapy, TCM and Acupuncture may beneficially increase your success rate significantly, therefore, reduces the costs and time of having another round of IVF or hormonal therapy.

How can acupuncture improve fertility?

With regards to fertility, acupuncture aims to regulate the following:

For women:

  • Regulates the menstrual cycle via correcting any hormonal imbalances
  • Enhances follicular development in order to improve egg quality
  • Thickens the lining so when fertilisation of an egg has occurred the uterus is ready to assist in implantation of the embryo
  • Helps to regulate the effects of stress on the body – stress can effect the regulation of ovulation and menstruation, therefore is detrimental to conception
  • It’s also very important to improve the general health of a woman as possible inflammation caused by other illnesses can also contribute to infertility
  • In relation to IVF, modern day research has found acupuncture improves success of fertility by 40 – 60 per cent when administered before and after embryo transfer.

For men:

  • Sperm quality can be enhanced by improving sperm count, motility and abnormality – many factors can contribute to poor quality sperm. Acupuncture addresses these health concerns and assists with improving general health leading to improved sperm quality.
  • Stress is also dealt with in men as this too can negatively affect sperm which may promote infertility in men.

It is important to understand that while participating in a treatment regimen of acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle choices are effectively addressed to enhance results gained from the acupuncture.

Do both partners need acupuncture?

It is best that both you and your husband attend the first consultation. This allows specific concerns to be discussed with your acupuncturist to determine the most effective strategy to improve your chances of success. Acupuncture has been found to improve sperm quality momentarily for 3 days so some men opt to have acupuncture around the time of their partner’s ovulation.

It must be remembered that it takes two to conceive a baby therefore the health of both parents is paramount to success.

How long before you can conceive?

The answer to this question is determined by variations that exist among each person. Age, current health status, dietary and lifestyle choices all contribute to the duration of treatment and the number of treatment cycles required. Generally, one cycle of treatment is 12 acupuncture sessions.

Accurate information can be provided by your acupuncturist after 4 – 5 sessions as this allows enough time for your body to demonstrate how it responds to the treatment. Your acupuncturist will be able to discuss this at length based on individual circumstances.

Our Team

Meet some of our team members

Chang-Ming (Robert) Kang C.M.D. Ac.D

Chinese Medicine

Dr Kang hails from Beijing, China. He obtained his medical degree in 1982 from a renowned medical school in China, where he received combined Chinese and Western medical higher education. He practiced TCM extensively in his homeland. Dr. Kang moved his family for a lifestyle change to Ontario, Canada where he worked as a successful practitioner for over a decade.

Fertility: Dr Kang has special interests in many conditions, however Fertility Treatment is very close to his heart. Working either with or without the aid of IVF or hormonal therapy, Dr Kang has a long history of increasing his clients' chances of falling pregnant. To be able to aid couples in their family planning is a satisfying experience.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Kang leading the TCM department.

Dr Lily Zujian Li B TCM, M.Acupucture

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist

Lily is a fully qualified and registered Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practitioner with long and rich clinical experience . She holds a Bachelor Degree of Chinese Medicine and Master Degree of Acupuncture in Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) University. After graduating from university, she worked as a TCM doctor for 10 years in Shuguang Hospital affiliated to Shanghai TCM University, which is one of the most prestigious TCM hospitals in China. This experience gave her a unique and wide-ranging insight into the broad applicability of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. After moving to Sydney, she continued to integrate both Acupuncture and Traditional Herbal Medicine to provide the best care and options for her patients.

 

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