Traditional Chinese Herbal treatments are a more effective means of inducing pregnancy in a woman than modern medical treatments such as drugs or in vitro fertilization (IVF). That was the result of an intensive review of eight clinical trials and 13 other studies done by researchers at Australia’s Adelaide University.
The study funded by the Australian government covered 1851 women with fertility problems and found some startling results. Those results show that Traditional Chinese Medicine is a highly effective means of inducing pregnancy.
Some of the starling results of the study published in the December 2011 edition of the medical journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine include these:
- Women who utilized herbs and other traditional Chinese treatments were more than three times as likely to get pregnant as those who used standard medicine.
- Data indicated that women who took advantage of Chinese herbal treatments were 50% more likely to get pregnant than those who turned to modern medical science.
- “Our meta-analysis suggests traditional Chinese herbal medicine to be more effective in the treatment of female infertility – achieving on average a 60 per cent pregnancy rate over four months compared with 30 per cent achieved with standard western drug treatment,” the researchers told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.
- “But we should not lose sight of the fact that Chinese herbs are potent medicines,” Geeta Nargund, the medical director of the Create Fertility Clinic on London’s famed Harley Street, told The Daily Mail. “They are regarded as natural but they have powerful effects on the body which can include a syndrome that mimics the over-stimulation we sometimes see from western IVF drugs.”
- Traditional Chinese Medicine is more in tune with a woman’s menstrual cycle and more effective at treating menstrual disturbances than conventional medicine, Dr. Karin Reid of Adelaide University told The Daily Mail.
The research indicates that Chinese herbs can be more effective than normal medical treatments. It also indicates that the right mixture of Chinese herbs when combined with other treatments can help a woman get pregnant.
Traditional Chinese Herbs Used to Induce Pregnancy
Some herbs used to induce pregnancy in Traditional Chinese Medicine include the following:
- Semen Cuscutae also known as Cuscuta Seed or Chinese Dodder Seed. A scientific study showed that some uterus problems got better when women took this herb. It has also been shown to be highly effective in reducing miscarriages. It also has anti-aging and antibacterial effects that might improve a woman’s chances of pregnancy.
- Herba Epimedii also known as Epimedium. This natural remedy for stress and fatigue has also been shown to increase the size of sex organs and testosterone production in mice. It has also been documented to treat menstrual bleeding which means it can have a beneficial effect upon the uterus and the female reproductive system. It’s also known to strengthen the heart and increase blood flow.
- Black Ant (Polyrhachis) Extract. Yes, it is actually considered an herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Black Extract is the most potent source of bio-available zinc available today. Zinc is vital to sexual functions and fertility in both men and women. Much of our food is very low in zinc and the human body has no means of naturally storing zinc. That means many Americans and Canadians are suffering from serious zinc deficiencies. 1,000 mg of black ant extract can contain up to 180 mg of zinc. It is also a natural source of ATP energy and protein which means it is an energy source. Many women who cannot get pregnant are suffering from fatigue, a lack of energy. It can also boost the immune system and reduce inflammation which can seriously interfere in a woman’s ability to get pregnant. Since it reduces aging symptoms, black ant extract could help older women get pregnant.
- Rosa Fruit. (Cherokee Rosehip). Traditionally used as a diarrhea treatment, this herb can also stop frequent urination. In Traditional Chinese medicine, this is believed to increase Yi and motivate sexual activities. It is safe for pregnant women to take.
- Glossy Privet Fruit. Also known as ligustrum seed. Scientific tests have shown that this herb can boost the immune system by increasing antibody production in the body. There is even evidence that can increase the white blood cell count which means it can improve the performance of the immune system. Studies also found that mice fed this herb had an increased level of Super Oxide Dismutase or SOD, one of the most power antioxidants known in their blood stream. SOD has been demonstrated to be an anti-inflammatory and repair or reverse the damage done by free radicals. There are even reports it can regenerate liver cells and increase production of hemoglobin and blood in the bone marrow. It’s been shown to reverse uterine cancer.
These are just some of the traditional Chinese herbs that could conceivably help a woman get pregnant. Something to remember is that Traditional Chinese Medicine is about far more than herbs; it involves many other practices including acupuncture. To get the best results, you’ll need to take advantage of a number of these practices.