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Traditional Chinese Medicine and other herbal supplements can be used to enhance fertility and support the body in regaining balance.  Debra Kuhn at Denver Fertility Acupuncture specializes in incorporating herbal therapies into your fertility enhancing treatment. The use of herbal therapies should be supervised by an experienced healthcare professional, as there could be interactions with various medicines and treatments that you are already taking. We will offer you  feedback & recommendations on whether or not herbal therapy could help you. Contact our office to learn more.

Fertility Herbal Therapy

Many couples opt for fertility herbal therapy to enhance their fertility. Many have mixed herbs, vitamins, and minerals to increase their chances of becoming pregnant. This type of natural remedies to get pregnant works for many who try. Using herbs as an alternative to modern medicine can be cost effective and in some cases, it can prove to be safer and often just as effective.

Popular Herbs Used in Fertility Herbal Therapy

Dang Gui

Dang Gui is in the “blood tonics” category of herbal medicine. It has been shown to help regulate menstrual periods. This is helpful for those women experiencing fertility issues due to irregular periods. Dang Gui has also been helpful for some women in building up the lining of the uterus in order to support a healthy embryo.

Evening Primrose Oil

Women who have fertility issues due to issue with their cervical mucus often use Evening Primrose Oil (EPO). It has been shown to help increase the quality of cervical mucus for women who are trying to conceive naturally. Between 1500mg-3000mg of EPO should be taken daily from the first day the woman starts her period until the day ovulation begins. The woman will need to use an Ovulation calendar or ovulation calculator in order to determine these dates. It is important for women to understand that EPO should not be taken after ovulation has begun. Evening Primrose Oil can cause uterine contractions and this could potentially hinder the implantation of the embryo in the uterus.

Maca

Discovered in Peru, Maca Root has been used for centuries for a variety of health and fertility conditions. The use of Maca root to help boost fertility started when farmers noticed their herds were rapidly increasing when the livestock began eating the Maca root. Some fertility specialists encourage the consumption of Maca by men who have low sperm count. This natural fertility treatment can help some men produce more sperm. Many Peruvians also use the root as an aphrodisiac.

Red Raspberry Leaf

Drinking Red Raspberry Leaf tea is a popular drink for women trying to boost fertility. This natural supplement for female fertility has been linked to helping prevent miscarriage, tone the uterus, and regulate menstruation. Beware of red raspberry leaf tea imposters. Some companies market their raspberry teas as being beneficial for female fertility and female conditions but the tea is simply flavored with raspberries. When you are seeking this tea to help fertility, take note of the label. In addition, red raspberry leaf tea for fertility therapy will not have a fruity aroma.

Tribulus

Tribulus is one of the few fertility herbs that can benefit both men and women. It has been used for hundreds of years to treat a variety of ailments as well as to help boost fertility for men and women. For women, Tribulus may help normalize ovulation, reduce antisperm antibody production, and increase serum FSH as well as estridiol. For men, Tribulus may help increase sperm count and improve overall sperm health and motility as well as help the body to produce more DHEA.

Modern infertility treatments have helped numerous couples be able to conceive. However, some couples prefer to conceive their child as naturally as they possibly can. The combinations of various herbs, vitamins, and minerals have been used for centuries to help treat a variety of ailments as well as to improve overall health. Overall health includes reproductive health. Speak with your health care provider or herbalist to learn which herbs are best for you to help you conceive naturally.

Visit Natural Fertility Guide to learn more!

Other Sources:

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Stanford School of Medicine

 

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