Decreased Ovarian Reserve
Ovarian Reserve refers to the number of eggs and follicles remaining in the ovaries.
There is growing evidence that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can influence the quality of the eggs remaining in the ovaries. Many factors can influence ovarian reserve quality such as diet, exercise, acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, emotions, and the environment.
Acupuncture can benefit ovarian reserve by normalizing hormone levels, improving ovarian response to gonadotropins, increasing blood flow to the ovaries, improving oocyte maturation, and helping to remove the build-up of environmental toxins in the body.
Optimizing the Ovarian Reserve Involves:
- Decreasing degeneration and re-absorption of an ovarian follicle before it reaches maturity
- Optimizing the ovarian function and communication between the hypothalamus and pituitary
- Reversing the characteristics of ovarian aging
- Increasing ovarian responsiveness
Optimizing Overall Health & Fertility To Improve Ovarian Reserve
Alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition have been used for thousands of years to optimize to restore reproductive health and fertility. Research is confirming there are many benefits and increased success rates when incorporating these treatments with modern many reproductive medicine therapies.
Your fertility and reproductive health are influenced by your age, lifestyle, habits, genetic makeup, various medications, exposure to toxins and chemicals in the environment, and most importantly your underlying constitution. Many of these imbalances in the reproductive system can be successfully restored and corrected. Chinese medicine looks at the body as a holistic system with a focus on treating the underlying cause of the imbalance.