Infertility and Women’s Health with CHM
We commonly refer to Chinese herbal Medicine with the acronym CHM and Traditional Chinese Medicine by TCM.
The Treatment of Sub-fertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
What Do We Mean By the Term ‘Infertility’?
Other research papers
- Chinese Herbal Medicine for Female Infertility: An Updated Meta-Analysis. Read“Trials included women with PCOS, endometriosis, anovulation, fallopian tube blockage, or unexplained infertility. Mean pregnancy rates in the Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) group were 60% compared with 33% in the WM group.”
- Chinese Herbal Medicine for Endometriosis. Read“Post-surgical administration of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) may have comparable benefits to gestrinone but with fewer side effects. Oral CHM may have a better overall treatment effect than danazol; it may be more effective in relieving dysmenorrhoea and shrinking adnexal masses when used in conjunction with a CHM enema.”
- Chinese Herbal Medicine for Infertility With Anovulation: A Systematic Review.
Read“Meta-analysis indicated that Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) significantly increased the pregnancy rate (odds ratio [OR] 3.12, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.50-3.88) and reduced the miscarriage rate (OR 0.2, 95% CI 0.10-0.41) compared to clomiphene.”
- The Prescription Patterns of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in Taiwan: A Nationwide Population-Based Study. Read
“The most commonly prescribed Chinese herbal formula was Jia-wei-xiao-yao-san (Supplemented Free Wanderer Powder). The most commonly prescribed single herb was Yi-mu-cao (Leonuri herba). Among top 20 Chinese herbal formulas, Si-wu-tang has the largest average daily dosage”
Xiao Yao SanChinese name: Xiao Yao San
English name: Rambling Powder, Free and Easy WandererPattern: Liver Qi Stagnation with Blood Deficiency
Actions: Spreads Liver Qi and relieves stagnation. Tonifies the Spleen and nourishes the blood.Indications: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), irregular menstruation, and dysmenorrhea. Irritability, depression, and moodiness. Fatigue, headache, and dizziness. Hypochondriac fullness or pain. Breast distention, Bitter taste in the mouth, dry mouth and throat, and poor appetite.Possible Tongue Appearance: Pale red tongue
Possible Pulse Patterns: Wiry and deficient pulseIngredients: Bupleurum root (Chai Hu), Angelica sinensis (Dang Gui), Chinese peony root (Bai Shao), atractylodes rhizome (Bai Zhu), Poria sclerotium (Fu Ling), Chinese mint aerial part (Bo He), Ginger rhizome fresh (Sheng Jiang), Chinese licorice root (Gan Cao).
- Prescription Patterns of Chinese Herbal Products for Patients With Uterine Fibroid in Taiwan: A Nationwide Population-Based Study. Read“Gui-Zhi-Fu-Ling-Wan (Cinnamon Twig and Poria Pill) was the most frequently prescribed Chinese herbal formula”
- Effect of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Male Infertility. Read“It has showed that CHM improved sperm motility and quality, increased sperm count and rebalanced inadequate hormone levels, and adjusted immune functions leading to the increased number of fertility. Further, CHM in combination with conventional therapies improved efficacy of conventional treatments.”