Reduce FSH


Florence was 39 when she first came to us. Her FSH was 23.9, oestradiol below 44 and had an AMH of 0.9. After 3 months of treatment, she tested her hormones again 3 months later. Her FSH had dropped to 17.2, oestradiol had increased to 66 and AMH rose to 1.3.

“I am very pleased with the improvements. I feel much better. The hot flushes are gone. I have more energy and I am more alert.” 

Alison, aged 42, came to us with a high FSH (16), low AMH (0.8) and 4 miscarriages.

“I have just found out today that I am pregnant! I’m obviously thrilled.”

Bethany Bardo was 33 when she came to us with a high FSH (21.1) and high prolactin (549). She had 3 months of treatment before retesting 3 months later, finding her FSH and prolactin were now within normal range at 10.8 and 424, respectively.

“I am very surprised. I will show these results to my GP and tell him contrary to what he told me, my FSH can be improved.”

Susan came to us, then went through 2 failed cycles of IVF the next year. She restarted treatment with us afterwards. We discharged her after we felt she was ready for natural pregnancy. She sent us this email.

“My FSH result was 25 before. When I received the test result after a few months of treatment, I was so nervous that I was too frightened to look at first. When I did, I was so pleased. It is now 13.9!”

A few months later, she got pregnant naturally.

For cells to turn into ova, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) must act upon them. In a fertile woman, once the ovum is produced, the ovum itself produces another hormone. This feeds back to the brain telling it to stop producing FSH. If the woman does not become pregnant, the ovum degenerates, and she has her period. Without the feedback hormone, the gland in the brain starts producing FSH again, leading to another cycle.

If a woman’s egg number is low, the body needs to work harder to induce ovulation, so the brain increases the amount of FSH in an effort to stimulate the ovaries. A high FSH means there are reduced number of eggs, sometimes to levels so low pregnancy is not possible. When FSH gets higher and higher, menstrual cycles may become disrupted i.e. periods may become more and more irregular or even missing. An FSH level of 12 or over is considered to be a warning sign. A FSH higher than 26 is usually associated with menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, missing periods or periods being completely stopped. When these occur, doctors may diagnosed menopause or early menopause and prescribed Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). At TCM Healthcare, we routinely help many women diagnosed with menopause to bring back their periods. Those who would like to have children went on to have their own children. Click here to find out more.

What can I do with a high FSH?

It is generally assumed FSH getting higher is part of the ageing process and cannot be reversed. However, there is some clinical evidence high FSH can be reduced, as reported across the globe by reputable specialist practitioners. The actual mechanics in scientific terms are as yet unclear, as there is not much research in this field.

Diagram of the female reproductive system, drawn with Chinese calligraphy, TCM Healthcare — London fertility clinic

We at TCM Healthcare aims to balance hormones and improve the capacity of reproductive organ functions, including those of the ovaries. Given our experience and clinical success in helping women lower their FSH level, we are in discussions with the Reproductive Medicine department of a major teaching hospital in London with a view to conduct research on our treatments.

Our clinical record 

Our clinical data shows an excellent track record of improving FSH results. We have managed to halve, and in some cases, third FSH levels in patients who have had high FSH levels. Here are some of our recent patients’ results.

Patient E. B.

Aged 43


Apr ‘19



Jul ‘19

Patient F. Y.

Aged 38


Nov ‘18


Jul ‘19


Patient B. I.

Aged 45


Feb ‘19


May ‘19


Patient B. D.

Aged 39


Jun ‘18


Sep ‘18


Patient N. B.

Aged 41


Jun ‘18


Oct ‘18


Patient F. C.

Aged 46


Apr ‘18


Aug ‘18


Patient T. T.

Aged 44


Oct ‘17


Feb ‘18


Patient A. P.

Aged 48


Sep ‘17


Dec ‘17


Patient B. B.

Aged 33


Jul ‘17


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Patient C. C.

Aged 37


Mar ‘17


Aug ‘17


How do we lower FSH?

Over the past 19 years, we have perfected a system where we are now confident we can lower FSH levels for most patients, mainly using tailor-made Chinese herbal remedies.

Patients come to us with their most recent FSH and other test results (less than 3 months old). We do a 40 minutes 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.

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 times before you are asked to have another FSH 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 6 months. We ask all patients to retake an FSH test after 3 months. Some combine our treatment with further IVF cycles.

What to expect during a consultation

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.

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.