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The Use of Eastern and Western Medicine in Fertility Treatment

Updated: Apr 8, 2020




Both the Western and Eastern approaches to fertility have limitations. But studies have shown that when used together, they can work better than either one alone.


Eastern or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the oldest medicine still widely used today.

Eastern medicine evolved over thousands of years and includes acupuncture, a sophisticated herbal system, therapeutic nutrition.

Women’s menstrual cycles in Chinese medicine are huge indicators of overall health, especially important if a patient is trying to pregnant.



Western medicine is typically focused on targeted intervention in the uterus and ovaries involving manipulating ovulation, surgical procedures (to treat polyps, cysts, endometriosis or fibroids), and artificial reproductive technologies like intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization.

The Eastern medical approach, on the other hand, focuses on helping the body self correct and improves the function and health of the reproductive organs as well as the entire system.

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