What do patients say about us?

‘My experience has been amazing! I came to see prof shun in April 2018. My hormone levels were very high and at post menopausal stage, even though I was still seeing my period. My FSH was at 30 and my LH was at 14.9 whilst my AMH was less than 1.
I started a 4 month tailored powdered herbal protocol with monthly visits to monitor and track my progress. 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!!!!!
FSH- 12.5
LH- 7.5
AMH-2.2
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!
Forever grateful
Nikky from London

NIkky is 46 and came to us in April 2018. She was told egg donor is the only option. After significant improvement in FSH (from 30 to 12.5) and AMH (from less then 1 to 2.2) , she is now on our natural pregnancy programme. She also wrote a Google review. 

‘Dear Shun, Some fantastic news for me today,  I have had a positive pregnancy test. Therefore I will have to cancel my follow up appointment tomorrow. Kindest regards.’

Karin from London March 2018. Karin is 39. She first approached us with the intention of improving her AMH (3.4) before going for IVF. She saw us in December and again in January. Prior to her appointment in early March, she sent us the e mail above.

‘I do not believe this. I am in shock…’

Beatrice from London 2017. Beatrice is 41 coming up to 42. She came to us in March 2017 with low AMH (<0.2) . She was advised to go for egg donation. After 3 months of treatment, her AMH is 1.8 and antral follicle scan identified a healthy egg. She now intends to freeze it.

‘Hope you are doing well? 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 have started taking them straight away as suggested.’

Sylvia from London 2017 (Low AMH – half of the expected level – 20, optimal level 40.04-67.9pmol/l, 2nd generation assay)

‘I am very pleased with my results’

Isha from London 2016. Isha’s AMH was 0.6 and her FSH was 18 and when she came to us in August 2016. After receiving treatment, she had a re-test in January 2017. Her AMH is now increased to 3.8 and FSH is lowered to 7.5.

‘I could not believe my AMH test result, It has gone up more than 3 times. I am very pleased with the treatment.’

Pauline from London 2015

‘I am very happy with my FSH and AMH post treatment results. I am now going through with natural IVF but very much like to be supported by you in the process.’

Jane from London 2015

More testimonials can be found by clicking Google reviews or testimonials.

What is AMH (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.

Conventional reproductive medicine have long believed that every woman is born with a limited number of cells that can ripen into mature ova. These cells deteriorate with age and therefore older women become less fertile. However, there are now emerging evidence to challenge this view i.e. that the number of eggs a woman has is fixed at birth and their numbers are bound to decline with age. Professor Jonathan Tilly, Distinguished Professor of Biology and chair of the Department of Biology at the Northeastern University, USA, first reported in the reputed scientific Journal Nature i2004, where he found that a group of stem cells in mouse ovaries were supporting production of new eggs. Professor Tilly published a replication study in Nature in 2017 confirming once again that adult female mice can, and do, create new eggs. Independently, Prof Evelyn Telfer, at the University of Edinburgh, in a small study, involving cancer patients, showed that 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, commented on his own findings, “This was something remarkable and completely unexpected for us. The tissue appeared to have formed new eggs. The dogma is that the human ovary has a fixed population of eggs and that no new eggs form throughout life.” Taken together, these studies directly challenge the accepted view that new eggs cannot be generated. 

If new eggs can indeed be generated, AMH can be improved. While we are not qualified to make decisive statements about the frontiers of conventional reproductive medicine which are bound to be fluid, suffice it to say that the long accepted view that new eggs cannot be generated has been challenged and our own clinical experience shows that that AMH can be improved and we have the evidence to show this indeed the case.

Does AMH correlate with egg quality?

AMH is a measure of egg quantity rather than quality. Gynaecologists believe that AMH combined with an Antral follicle scan can give us a good indication of egg quality. In particular, this applies in IVF environment where more eggs collected means more good quality eggs are collected.

What can I do with a low AMH?
A low AMH reading means your ovarian reserve is low. It is usually assumed that AMH is part of the ageing process and that it therefore cannot be reversed. We have seen that this traditional view has now been challenged by emerging research (see above section).

Moreover, there is some recent clinical evidence that AMH decline is reversible and a limited amount of data has been reported sporadically across the globe by reputable specialists in this field.

Our clinic aims to balance hormones and improve the capacity of reproductive organ functions including ovarian functions, which we see as the main issues confronting women with low AMH ands poor egg quality. For a detailed discussion of egg quality, please click here.

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

What is our clinical record?
Our clinical data shows that we have an excellent track record of improving AMH results. In cases where patients come with these problems, our records show that we have managed to double and in some cases, more than triple their AMH level. Below are listed results from some of our recent patients:

 

Patient N. B.  Aged 46

Apr 18             AMH  <1

Aug 18             AMH  2.2

 

Patient L. A.  Aged 44

Feb 18             AMH  0.7

Jun 18             AMH  2.1

 

Patient N. L.  Aged 38

Dec 17            AMH  8.4

Apr 18             AMH  11.2

 

Patient N.N.  Aged 38

Jul 17               AMH  1.2

Dec 17             AMH  3.6

 

Patient B.S.  Aged 42

Mar 17             AMH < 0.2

Jun 17              AMH   1.8

 

Patient I.S.  Aged 32

Aug 16             AMH   0.6

Jan 17              AMH   3.8

 

Patient L.R.  Aged 38

Jun 16              AMH   3.2

Oct 16              AMH   6.3

 

Patient I.Y.  Aged 34

Jun 16              AMH   3.6

Sept 16            AMH   6.0

 

Patient M.R.  Aged 36

Jun 15              AMH   1.2

Aug 15             AMH   2.4

 

Patient P.J.  Aged 35

April 15            AMH   0.7

July 15             AMH   2.3

 

In cases where patients have PCOS 

(AMH of PCOS’s patients are usually exceptionally high. A reduction of AMH means a reduction of cysts in the ovaries)

Patient T. P. Aged 38

Jul 17             AMH     22.6

Dec 17            AMH     6.8

Patient S.B. Aged 27

Feb 17             AMH   132.5

May 17            AMH    104.7

Patient N.W. Aged 39

June 16            AMH   266.1

July 17             AMH   164

Key:

All initials are changed to observe confidentiality

 

What do some reproductive specialists say about our track record and service?

“I have been seeing some patients from TCM HealthCare. I have seen the clinical and biochemical data as patients have progressed with treatment from TCM HealthCare presented above.  It has been positively interesting. We are thinking of a research project to further advance the knowledge in this area”.
Dr. Ramesan Navaratnarajah
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Senior Consultant at a NHS Trust in London

 

How do we increase AMH?
Over the past 18 years, we have perfected a system where we are now confident that we can increase AMH levels for most patients. The most common treatment mode is through tailor-made Chinese herbal remedy. We sometimes use acupuncture when the circumstances are appropriate.

Patients come to us with their most recent AMH test result and other results such as scan (hormone test results are considered up to date if they are less than 3 months old). The first consultation will last for an hour where detailed but non-invasive and pain-free Chinese medical diagnostic procedures will be carried out. This will ensure we understand your particular condition and circumstances thoroughly. This in-depth understanding will allow our specialist to prescribe an unique herbal formula which usually consists of around 20 kinds of herbs tailored made for you only. You will be asked to make drinks out of them and consume them twice a day for 18 days in a month.

A month after the first consultation, you would have finished the herbal remedy. You come back again for a second consultation which will last for 30 minutes. Again, a diagnostic procedure will be carried out to see how well you respond to the treatment. Another unique herbal prescription will be formulated for your improved condition. This monthly cycle will repeat 3 to 4 times before you are asked to have another AMH test carried out. Most patients see significant improvements.

How much are the fees?
The all inclusive fees for treating women are in the region of £350 – £400 per month.

How often do I need to come?
Once a month. Most patients come to us for 3 months to 9 months. We will ask all patients to re do AMH test after 3 to 4 months. Some combine our treatment with further IVF cycles.

How do I book appointments?

We welcome your booking appointment with us anytime by calling us on 0207 096 0283.

We would like to see the following hormone/sperm test results (less then 2 months old) prior to your coming to us. If you have not done them yet, we are more than happy to arrange them for you. Results will come out within 1 to 3 days.

  1. Female Fertility test
  2. AMH
  3. Semen analysis

In cases where the test results are not ideal, we would ask you to re test them after 3 months to check how well you respond to our treatment. Our success rate in improving hormones are 80%, in improving sperm parameters is 70%.

A booking fee of £50 (refundable at attendance) will be processed at booking.

What should I do next after improvement?
You could pursue a number of options.

Firstly, you may wish to carry on trying naturally. Our records show that for patients who are treated for 6 months or more, our success rate in live birth or stabilising recurring miscarriages is about 45%. Most patients are discharged after 6 to 12 months of treatment. Check out our page on how to help you get pregnant naturally.

Secondly, you may wish to go down the route of assisted conception. We work with some of the best gynaecologists/assisted conception clinics that can offer a full range of treatment modalities which include IUI, IVF, ICSI. We could carry on working with you to ensure reduced levels of FSH during your cycle of treatment with your chosen clinic.

Thirdly, if you are not in a stable relationship but wish to increase your AMH level, you may wish to consider egg freezing since our treatment means that you will have a better chance of preserving more and better quality eggs (see how we improve egg quality).

Whichever option you may wish to choose, rest assured that our treatment will give you a better fertility potential to meet your personal requirements.

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. In medicine, doing our best is not enough at times. When patients do not respond after the first course of treatment i.e. 3 months, some patients found that when they rest a little, their results 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 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.