Q1:What is Infertility?

Infertility is the inability to conceive, or to carry a pregnancy to term. For women under 35, infertility is diagnosed after a year of unprotected intercourse. For women 35 years of age or older, this time length is shortened to 6 months. We prefer the opportunity to be proactive in light of the natural decline in pregnancy rates with the aging egg. Couples who have known fertility issues, such as ovulation/irregular periods, PCOS, male factor, endometriosis, should seek a fertility consultation at the time that they are planning to start a family.

Q2: What kind of infertility problems is the Chinese medicine approach better suited for?
Physiological problems such as irregular menstruation, amenorrhoea, endometriosis, thin lining of the uterus, fibroids, endocrine function disorder, irregularity in the autoimmune system, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and well as emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, etc. Chinese Medicine is also good for patients who have repeatedly failed in IVF, and also for those whose cause of infertility cannot be detected by Western medicine.

Q3: Can Chinese medicine treat male infertility?

What works for females also works for males. The male patient’s symptoms are analyzed and the root cause of his infertility is pinpointed. The Chinese medicine approach is particularly good for males who have high sperm count but weak sperm motility or bad morphology. (The patient is requested to submit his most recent sperm report.)

Q4: Is Chinese medicine treatment safe?
Yes. Compared with Western medicine, Chinese medicine is safe and has no side effects.

Q5: Should the patient continue with Chinese medicine treatment after pregnancy is confirmed?
Those who have habitual miscarriages are highly recommended to continue with Chinese medicine, because it is particularly effective for preventing miscarriages. What’s more, herbs help reduce morning sickness, e.g. vomiting, tiredness.

Q6: Is it safe for the patient to take Chinese herbal medicine after pregnancy? Are the herbs harmful to the embryo?
The patient’s safety is assured when an experienced physician prescribes the right herbal formula and gives the right treatment. In fact, Chinese medicine helps the pregnant woman to get stronger and make the fetus healthier. The key to your success is to find a doctor who has rich clinical experience and a strong educational background in Chinese medicine.

Q7: How long does it take for the treatment to take effect on the prevention of miscarriage?
Normally three months. The likelihood of a miscarriage on the part of a pregnant woman is extremely great in the first three months. The risk of a miscarriage is reduced considerably after the first three months. However, one should not take this as the absolute truth as much depends on the individual’s physical condition.

Q8: Does Chinese medicine run into conflicted with IVF?
Chinese medicine serves as an adjunct to IVF. Chinese medicine improves the patent’s condition and makes it favorable for the embryo to grow. Besides, Chinese medicine helps offset the side effects of the drugs used in IVF, harmonize the autoimmune system and reduce the body’s repellence to the embryo, which accounts for the 30% low success rate of IVF. However, its success rate can be greatly increased with the help of Chinese medicine.

Q9: Can people take Chinese medicine treatment and Western medicine treatment simultaneously?

Yes. Some people have to take Western medicine treatment (Hormone, IVF or IUI). However, if they take Chinese medicine as a supplementary treatment simultaneously, chances of their success will increase tremendously. Chinese medicine does help patients who do IVF or IUI and that the success rate is much higher for those who couple IVF or IUI with Chinese medicine than for those who do without Chinese medicine.

Q10: I have difficulties getting pregnant, will Chinese medicine and Acupuncture and help?
Of course. Based on both ancient and modern Chinese medicine and Acupuncture clinical practice and research, Chinese medicine and acupuncture are very effective solutions in treating infertility.

Q11: Why should I choose this natural fertility treatment?
Our natural fertility treatment medicine formulated Dr. Khoo and Dr. Lai based on his over 22 years of clinical experience treating infertility patients with a series of natural methodology that summarized a very long history of successful experiences. It is an effective, successful and safe without any side-effects.

Q12: What are the most common causes for male infertility?
The most common causes are: Oligospermia (low sperm count affecting men, less than 20 million spermatozoa), Antisperm Antibodies (special proteins that fight against a man's sperm in blood, vaginal fluids, or semen), Undescended Testes (also known as cryptorchidism, one or both of the male testes have not passed down into the scrotal sac), Varicocele (an abnormal enlargement of the veins in the scrotum draining the testicles), Scrotal hyperthermia, Erectile Failure.

Q13: What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
Many people may be unfamiliar with what exactly takes place in an acupuncture session. Wondering what happens during treatment, how many visits may be needed and whether health insurance covers it are all common concerns. In a typical first visit, a practitioner will take a detailed health history, fully investigate your chief complaint and provide acupuncture for you. This may take up to an hour and a half but is necessary to create an individualized treatment plan that takes into account your present physical, emotional, and nutritional condition, while focusing on your main health concern. Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles (the width of two human hairs) into specific anatomical points. Return visits to an acupuncturist may also introduce the option of Chinese herbal therapy. Chinese herbal therapy reinforces acupuncture in a natural way without side-effects. The two are often used together to strengthen the effects of treatment and to achieve longer-lasting results in a shorter amount of time.

Q14: Does acupuncture hurt?
Only fine needles are used in acupuncture, and when they are inserted there is little or no pain. Once inserted, the needles may cause numbness or a calm relaxing sensation and it should not be painful. The needle is extremely thin (about the width of 2 human hairs), disposable and flexible. Sensations that patients normally experience are tingling which is associated with the movement of energy stimulated by the insertion of the needles. This is a desired affect and should not feel painful.

Q15: Do I need an appointment?

We suggest that all clients set an appointment, however on occasion we do have availability for walk-ins.

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