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.”
A traditional Chinese medical consultation involves the following steps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.