Improve AMH

Testimonials

Nikky was 46 and was told an egg donor was her only option. After significant improvement in FSH (from 30 to 12.5) and AMH (from less than 1 to 2.2), she moved to our natural pregnancy programme. 

“My experience has been amazing! My hormone levels were very high and at post-menopausal stage, even though I was still seeing my period. In the first couple of months, I noticed an improvement in the quality of my period and blood flow. I continued to take the herbs twice daily whilst cleansing my diet and sticking to healthy meal plans I returned in Aug 2018 to carry out another hormone tests and I was astounded!!!!!

If anyone had told me that this was possible, I would have been sceptical: I am 46 years old and I am encouraged to try naturally! Thank you so much TCM for your kindness and what you do everyday!
My hope is that I can walk into the clinic in the not too distant future with my bundle of joy!”

Karin was 39 when she came. She first approached us with the intention of improving her AMH (3.4) before going for IVF. She saw us in 9 months, again, and then, a year later, prior to her appointment, she sent us this email.

“Some fantastic news for me today, I have had a positive pregnancy test. Therefore I will have to cancel my follow-up appointment tomorrow.”

Beatrice was 41 when she came in with a low AMH (<0.2). She was advised to go for egg donation. After 3 months of TCM Healthcare’s treatment, her AMH was 1.9 and the antral follicle scan identified a healthy egg, which she intended to freeze.

“I do not believe this. I am in shock…”

Sylvia, from London, had half the expected level of AMH.

“I wanted to let you know I had a positive pregnancy test this morning! Very happy. I had a little lower back pain last week but has mostly gone, very excited, fingers crossed that all goes well this time. I have the herbs from the last pregnancy and started taking them straightaway as suggested.”

Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is produced by the ripening cells in the ovary. The greater the number of cells still capable of turning into ova, the more AMH they produce collectively. Hence, the level of AMH reflects the remaining potential of the ovary. Low AMH is usually associated with menopause in an older woman, or premature ovarian failure in a younger woman. AMH is a measure of egg quantity than quality.

Conventional reproductive medicine has long believed every woman is born with a limited number of cells that can ripen into mature ova. These cells deteriorate with age, meaning older women are less fertile. However, there is now evidence emerging that challenges the view that the number of eggs a woman has is fixed at birth.

Professor Jonathan Tilly, distinguished professor of biology and chair of the department of biology at Northeastern University, USA, first reported this in the highly regarded scientific journal Nature in 2004, saying he found a group of stem cells in mouse ovaries were supporting the production of new eggs. Professor Tilly has since published a replication study in Nature in 2018 confirming again that adult female mice can, and do, create new eggs.

Independently, Professor Evelyn Telfer from the University of Edinburgh, in a small study involving cancer patients, showed ovarian biopsies taken from young women who had been given a chemotherapy drug had a far higher density of eggs than healthy women of the same age. Professor Telfer, commenting on his own findings, says “This was something remarkable and completely unexpected for us. The tissue appeared to have formed new eggs”.

Taken together, these studies directly challenge the accepted view that new eggs cannot be generated.

If new eggs can be generated, AMH can be improved. While we are not qualified to make decisive statements about the frontiers of conventional reproductive medicine, our own clinical experience and evidence shows AMH can, indeed, be improved.

What can I do with a low AMH?

In line with emerging scientific evidence, our longstanding clinical experience shows that AMH decline is reversible.

Our clinic aims to balance hormones and improve the functioning of reproductive organ systems, including ovarian functions, which we see as the main issues of confronting women with low AMH and poor egg quality.

Given our experience and clinical success in helping women enhance their AMH level, we are in early-stage discussion with reproductive medicine colleagues with a view to conduct detailed research to look into how and why our treatment works. 

Our clinical record

Our clinical data shows an excellent track record of improving AMH results. We have managed to double, and in some cases, more than triple AMH levels in patients who have had previously low levels. Here are some of our recent patients’ results.

Patient L. M.

Aged 36

AMH

Apr ‘19

3.5

Sept ‘19

7.2

Patient F. Y.

Aged 39

AMH

Nov ‘18

0.8

Feb ‘19

1.3

Patient B. D.

Aged 39

AMH

Jun ‘18

0.6

Nov ‘18

1.6

Patient N. B.

Aged 41

AMH

Jun ‘18

0.7

Oct ‘18

5.1

Patient T. R.

Aged 41

AMH

May ‘18

1.9

Sept ‘18

5.4

Patient N. B.

Aged 46

AMH

Apr ‘18

< 1

Aug ‘18

2.2

Patient L. A.

Aged 44

AMH

Feb '18

0.7

Jun ‘18

2.1

Patient N. L.

Aged 38

AMH

Dec '17

8.4

Apr ‘18

11.2

Patient N. N.

Aged 38

AMH

Jul '17

1.2

Dec ‘17

3.6

Patient B. S.

Aged 42

AMH

Mar '17

<.0.2

Jun ‘17

1.8

In cases where patients have PCOS

Patients with PCOS usually have exceptionally high AMH levels. A reduction in AMH means a reduction of cysts in the ovaries.

Patient B. U.

Aged 25

AMH

Nov ‘18

25.5

Mar '19

15.7

Patient T. P.

Aged 38

AMH

Jul ‘17

22.6

Dec ‘17

6.8

Patient N. W.

Aged 39

AMH

Jun ‘16

266.1

Jul ‘17

164

How do we increase AMH?

Over the past 19 years, we have perfected a system where we are now confident we can increase AMH levels for most patients, mainly using tailor-made Chinese herbal remedies. We sometimes use acupuncture when the circumstances are appropriate. 

Patients come to us with their most recent AMH and other test results (less than 3 months old). We do an hour-long first consultation, in which we do non-invasive and pain-free Chinese medical diagnostic procedures, in order to understand your particular condition and circumstances thoroughly.

AMH, drawn with Chinese calligraphy, TCM Healthcare — London fertility clinic

Our specialist prescribes a unique herbal formula, usually consisting of around 20 kinds of herbs, from which you will make drinks and consume twice a day for 18 days in a month.

A month after the first consultation, you will be done with the first round of herbal remedy. We do a second consultation, lasting 30 minutes, doing another diagnostic procedure to see how well you’ve responded to the treatment. Another prescription will be written.

This monthly cycle will repeat 3 or 4 times before you are asked to have another AMH test carried out. Most patients see significant improvements.

What are our fees?

The fees come to about £350–400 a month, all inclusive.

How often do I need to come?

Once a month. Most patients come from 3 to 9 months. We ask all patients to retake an AMH test after 3–4 months. Some combine our treatment with further IVF cycles.

What to expect during a consultation

A traditional Chinese medical consultation involves the following steps.

Observation

The practitioner may scrutinise your complexion, eyes, tongue, and movements to gain insight into how your organs are functioning. The tongue is a particularly important source of information, and its colour, body, coating, and moisture will all be taken into account.

Assessment

The practitioner assesses the patient’s energy and general condition by taking into account your body heat, odour, skin sensitivity, and uses other senses to gain an insight into the your condition.

Taking a history

To gain a full picture, the practitioner will ask detailed questions about your complaint and your medical history. They will want to find out whether your problems vary at all according to the time of year and your diet, feelings or emotions.

Pulse diagnosis

This can provide a highly sensitive and detailed picture of your general health. The practitioner will take a number of different ‘pulses’ on three fingers of each hand. This enables him to gain further information about the quality and functioning of the five major organs. The practitioner will take account of your general health and strength, as well as all of your symptoms, whether they seem to you to be connected or not. This will be the basis for deciding on the best treatment.

Follow up

Monthly consultations are required to gauge your progress. The prescriptions will be devised accordingly — for treating a changing condition, a fixed single herb or formula is unlikely to be effective over time.

Patients want to know how long they need to see us for. We say after 3 months of treatment, we will review progress, retesting hormones and check subjective experience, such as period cycle regularity and sexual interest. If they are at normal levels, we discharge the patients.

If they are better but still need further improvement, patients may need second course of treatment at the same or less intensity.

Typically, women see us for 3 courses of treatment, ie 9 months total.

The point is we the way we treat patients means they should not rely on our treatment for too long. Their improved health and function should stay with them if they look after their health.

Book an appointment!

Call us any time on 0207 096 0283 or fill out our enquiry form.

We would like to see the following test results (less than 2 months old):

If you have not done them yet, we can arrange them for you. Results come out in 1–3 days.

A booking fee of £50 (refunded when you attend) will be processed at booking. 

Are there patients we cannot help?

Yes. No medical system is foolproof and medical practitioners, however good, are not omnipotent. As great as our success rates are, they are not 100%. There are times patients do not respond to our treatments despite our best efforts.

Delayed improvements are possible when patients rest a little. However, even with rest, patients may still not respond well. Fortunately, these cases are in the minority. We minimise the number of these cases by trying to understand our patients’ conditions as much as possible before taking them on. We minimise time and financial commitments from patients by insisting they have hormone or sperm test results prior to treatment, and to get retested after 3 months —following our evidence-based approach.

At TCM Healthcare, we will always have your best interests in mind and we will do our best.