treatments

What treatments do we offer?

We offer a range of fertility treatment programmes using herbal remedy and acupuncture.

The treatments range from helping women to conceive, to reducing their chances of a miscarriage and men to improve their sperm quantity and quality.

How do we do that?

Our approach is to help women to improve their hormone balance. A carefully selected mix of herbal medication can lift AMH levels while bringing down FSH. In men, our efforts are focused on improving sperm count, sperm motility, sperm morphology and reducing anti-sperm anti-bodies

 

  • Success rate for women (conception or stabilising recurring miscarriages) 45%
  • Success rate for women (improving AMH and FSH) > 80%
  • Success rate for men (improving sperm count, mobility, morphology, anti-sperm anti-bodies) > 70%

Men & Women Fertility Treatment

TCM HealthCare Fertility Clinic offers the following programmes for men and women:-

Acupuncture fertility treatment programme

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This usually involves attending our Fertility Clinic once a week in central London. Acupuncture points are selected according to individual diagnosis. These may change during the course of treatment as your condition progresses. Continuous assessment and monitoring ensure that the treatment programme is tailor-made to suit your individual requirements.

Chinese herbal remedy fertility treatment programme

This usually involves attending our Fertility Clinic once a month. For women, we will prescribe a combination of herbs which must be taken at specific points in your menstrual cycle. This requirement will not be necessary for male patients. The herbs will need to be prepared into herbal drinks and taken twice a day for a fixed number of days. The combination will be modified according to the progress made following monthly check up visits.

Who can benefit from our treatments?

Women who want to conceive naturally

Just under half of our female patients would like to conceive naturally. You will usually be on a 3 to 9 months treatment programme.
Since 2000, we have treated cases involving the following:- unexplained infertility, infertility due to a range of conditions including: High FSH, endometriosis, PCOS, hormonal imbalances, low ovarian reserve (low AMH), low sperm count, low sperm motility, poor sperm morphology, sperm antibodies, to name but a few. We have also successfully helped some patients who had signs of early menopause.

Women who want to improve their egg quality before Egg freezing or IVF

An increasing number of patients are opting for egg freezing before they turn 40. Although there is no direct test for egg quality, the scientific literature suggests that AMH test and astral follicle scan combined will give a reasonable indication for egg quality. Since we are able to improve AMH, our treatment is likely to impact on egg quality positively. Better egg quality is of course vital for better chances of success with IVF.

Women with failed IVF cycles

More than half of our female patients come to us with failed IVF cycles. They ask us to get them more prepared before they start another cycle of IVF. The treatment in most cases will take about 3 months. A retest of hormones show an overwhelming number of patients have lower FSH and higher AMH which combined with better result in antral follicle count suggest they have better egg quality. They also feel fitter, less stressed and more positive.

Women who had recurring miscarriages

The highest number of miscarriages a patient of ours had was 9 before she came to us for treatment and subsequently successfully delivered a baby. Typically, women have 1 to 3 miscarriages before they come to us. They either have had failed IVF (failed implanting) or failed to carry their babies to full term. They usually come for treatment for about 3 to 4 months and once they become pregnant, they return one more time for a prescription to stabilise the pregnancy. In our experience of the last 16 years, We have never experienced a patient losing a baby after conception if they manage to return in time to receive a stabilising prescription.

Women who have PCOS

PCOS is a major cause of infertility. Between 1 in 10 to 1 in 20 women have PCOS. Women who have PCOS are found to have excess androgen and irregular periods. We have extensive experience in treating PCOS. Our treatment aims to restore regular periods and hormonal imbalance. Some women have found that their PCOS disappear as confirmed by scan by specialists.

Women who have endometriosis

It is estimated about 6 to 10% of women of a reproductive age suffer from endometriosis. This affects some 2 million women in the UK between the ages of 25 and 40. Endometriosis is deemed to be one of the main reasons for infertility.
At TCM HealthCare, we aim to first deal with symptoms such as painful and heavy periods. We will then seek to arrest and in some cases reverse its development. Some of our successful cases have been documented in national media.

Women who have hormonal imbalance and irregular periods

Some women find their menstrual cycle isn’t always regular. Their periods may be early or late, and may vary in how long they last or how heavy they are each time. Many factors can cause a hormone imbalance, from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to extreme weight loss and excessive exercise. Irregular periods may also mean anovulation thereby causing infertility.
At TCM HealthCare, we have extensive experience in restoring the balance of hormones using natural herbs. Some of these data have been seen and confirmed by IVF specialists.

Men with poor sperm count and quality

Men with poor sperm count and quality often find themselves at a loss. Western medical colleagues openly admit that other than structural issues such as missing vas deferens or varicocele and discarding risk factors such as cancer, there is essentially no reliable medication that can help to improve sperm count, sperm motility, sperm morphology or reducing anti-sperm anti-bodies.
But using Chinese medicine, we routinely improve sperm count, motility, morphology and anti-sperm anti-body successfully.

Are there patients we cannot help?
Yes. No medical system is foolproof. Medical practitioners, however good, are not omnipotent. There are times that patients do not respond to our treatment despite our best efforts. Our success rate is not 100% (See success rates at top of this page).  In medicine, doing our best is not enough at times. When patients do not respond, sometimes when they rest a little, they found their health improve. Delayed improvements are possible. However, even with rest, patients may still do not respond well. Fortunately, these cases are in the minority.  We minimise these cases by trying to understand patients conditions as much as possible before taking on patients. We minimise time and financial commitments from patients by insisting that they must have hormone or sperm test test results prior to treatment and have them re tested after 3 months. At TCM HealthCare, we will always have your best interests in mind and we will do our best.