Resources

Some of our clients want to read more about the scientific research done on traditional Chinese medicine and fertility, so we’ve compiled a list of papers and resources.

Be sure to also check out our blog where we explain, in plain English, some of these concepts and findings.

PCOS

PCOS is condition that is often not diagnosed. Here are some papers that explain why and how traditional Chinese medicine can help.

IVF success rates

Many of our patients are under the impression that IVF success is much higher than it actually is. In fact, IVF success drops a lot after 35, and, for women over 46, is actually zero.

Perimenopause, menopause and primary ovarian failure

The indicators for perimenopause, menopause and primary ovarian failure can also mean severe hormone imbalance, with fluctuations being dependent on a number of factors.

Can traditional Chinese medicine help lower high FSH levels?

High FSH can be an indicator for menopause and can also impact IVF chances, but it is not always a definite: Sometimes, it can be a hormonal imbalance that can be fixed.

What to know about egg quality?

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about not just how to check for egg quality, but what it even is.

Is AMH level important for natural pregnancy or IUI?

While many think higher AMH levels are conducive to getting pregnant naturally, scientific evidence does not support this. Reputable journals find that AMH levels are not positively correlated with natural pregnancy success rates and have no bearing on IUI success rates when there is neither hormonal stimulation nor egg collection.

While it is true that there is no one single test to pinpoint egg quality, we know that egg quality is strongly related to some key reproductive hormones and menstrual cycles. Check out our page on egg freezing and IVF to find out more.