|Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 21:26: |
I have a patient with infertilaty. Her menses are normal, in western testing they found no abnormalaties, .She tried three times ivf, with no success. (her husband was also exammend, and all is well with him). What herbs and acupuncture would you recomand ? This could be attributed to psycological factors i guess, but then again if so ,I would see such symptoms. She is otherwize in good health. What can be the reasons for infertilaty ?
|Posted on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 13:14: |
Many reasons Boaz. You must come to a diagnostic conclusion before you try to treat her. Otherwise, the chances of cure are very low. If she doesn't complain about anything specific, double check her pulse, tongue and MU points. Finding symptomatic points for infertility is very easy. These may be found in any acupuncture text book.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 08:14: |
I just started acupuncture treatment for infertility.
had one sesion and started taking recomended herbal pills.
I was diagnosed with 'cold uterus' and by taking my puls and examining my tongue practicioner came to a diagnosis that my liver and kidneys are not co-operating.
can You please explain to me, in short terms if possible, what does this mean?
I know that even though my periods are regular, they are not always on time, and by using ovulation monitor I know that I do not ovulate in most cases.
conventional blood and urin tests didn't reveal anything out of normal limits.
I would appreciate your answer.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 16:24: |
In Ch.med. terminology we use definitions taken from the world of Physics. Cold, Hot, Wet, Damp-Hot, etc. Cold uterus denotes a condition of stagnation of the energetical circulation of the uterus. This stagnation is due to the invasion of a cold pathogen to the lower abdomen and uterus. This may happen due to an external cold pathogen, such as catching cold, cystitis and the like, or to an endogenous cold pathogen. In both possibilities, the pathogen has penetrated and taken control over the energetical atmosphere of your uterus. Symptoms may be: propensity to warm food and drinks, dislike of cold weather, clear and copious urination, delayed menses, painful menses which are relieved by the application of warm bottle to the lower abdomen and more.
This cold stagnation may hinder the hormonal activity of your uterus and interfere with ovulation as well as other physiological activities. Your practitioner must warn you not to eat or drink cold, refrain from too much fruit and milk products and other behavioral instructions. BTW, there is no shame in asking your practitioner to explain all this material while you are having the acupuncture session.
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 07:40: |
Can you please share with me what herbs or treatments you would recommend for a cold uterus?
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 08:50: |
Both acupuncture and herbal therapy may be utilized to resolve this condition. There are numerous herbs that may be used in such a prescription. These herbs must be chosen according to a patient's specific condition. I.e., the relative strength, or importance, of the compononents of her condition: if there is more Qi deficincy than blood stasis or vice versa, or if there is more Qi stagnation than cold etc. The various components must be thus weighed one against the other and a specific formula must be tailored. Also in acupuncture all these factors must be taken in consideration when the prescription of points is being built. But, what's more important, is the needle manipulation and the application of moxa. These should be utilized in accordance with the diagnosis in order for the treatment to be effective.
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 14:08: |
Thank you so much for your quick response!!!
Do you know how I can locate an Acupuncturist with knowledge of fertiilty in Charlotte, NC? I've been told by one who doesn't specialize in fertility that I have a Cold Uterus. The more I read and try to understand I believe I probably have some of the QI and Blood stasis.
|Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 01:54: |
I have another question. In your opinion, what is the difference between an acupuncturist and kinesiologist? I've been to be both and know that they both speak of the meridian points. Thanks!
|Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 12:19: |
Do you know how I can locate an Acupuncturist with knowledge of fertiilty in Charlotte, NC?
what is the difference between an acupuncturist and kinesiologist?
Kinesiology is not a part of Ch.med. I personally do not think that this modality can help you resolve your problem.
|Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 13:18: |
Many moons ago I took three rather basic courses in Kinesiology (Touch for Health) and my impression then was that the technique was more of a diagnostic tool rather than seriously therapeutic. I also don't recall working on meridian points as in acupuncture but rather with touch in a more generalized way in order to test muscle function for energy imbalance in the meridians. It seems to me now that what was taught was something of a cross between Polarity and Shiatzu and for that matter a few other Reflex therapies all rolled in to one. I suppose the bottom line regarding results from all these techniques depends on “who is doing what to who” and with what intuition and understanding.
|Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 16:40: |
Thank you both for your responses!