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"Dr. Yi Ding has been of immeasurable help to my family. He was instrumental in helping my son recover from Crohn's Disease, and he has helped me recover from cystitis. I will never be able to thank Dr. Yi Ding enough for his treatment which succeeded in treating two very stubborn conditions. He is an extraordinary practitioner and we are very fortunate to have him with us in Montreal."

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Infertility

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Infertility, as name indicated, is the failure to conceive after one year or more of regular sexual activity during the period of ovulation or unable to carry a pregnancy to term. 20% of couples have difficulty to have a baby, and the exact causes of infertility remain unclear. For women, ovulatory failure, fallopian tube blockage and abnormal hormone level are most common medical reasons, while for men, low sperm count, slow motility and abnormal sperm morphology are major pathological changes causing male infertility. What causes these pathological changes is not fully understood. Age is a factor. Clinically we do observe a trend that the couples trying to conceive are older than last generation. Other factors include stress, poor nutrition, toxin exposure, long-term use of hormones or medications, other medical conditions, unhealthy lifestyle, psychological issues and unidentified factors.

Overview of Infertility treatment

While certain fertility issues such as blocked fallopian tubes, male varicocele or abnormal hormonal level can be corrected with surgery or medications, most of infertility cases have no response to medical treatments and thus many couples seek artificial insemination and/or in vitro fertilization (IVF). These advanced fertility treatments are not only expensive but also have low successful rate. Current estimate success rate of IVF is 40% and 4 % for women under 35 and above 42, respectively. On top of these, modern medicine doesn’t fully understand if large dose of hormones cause long-term health hazards.

How does traditional Chinese medicine understand infertility?

Clinically many people have normal test results, but they cannot conceive. There are many unidentified factors contributing to infertility. Traditional Chinese medicine treats a patient based on individual health state, and focus on correcting possible disharmony of internal organs such as under-active “Chinese Kidney System”, blocked liver Qi or poor uterine circulation. An experience practitioner of TCM combines TCM treatments with guidance on lifestyle, nutritional intake and emotional well-being, and this holistic approach leads to safe and successful treatment.

When should a couple with infertility visit an acupuncturist and a practitioner of TCM?

Answer is as soon as possible. Both partners should see their fertility specialist and have blood tests and other examination done in order to determine the possible pathological changes. Meanwhile, you are recommended that you start acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine right away. It is common practice in China that a couple with infertility seeks acupuncture and herbal medicine to help them conceive. It is thousands of years of cumulative experience, which are proved by many modern studies.

How we successfully treat infertility

At A1 Clinique Chinoise, we have helped many couples get pregnant over the past 20 years, and we believe that infertility could be treatable with traditional Chinese medicine. Since either female or male abnormalities or both can contribute to infertility, a couple should have medical tests done in order to decide whom we will work with. After first consultation, patient will be presented a treatment plan including TCM treatment modalities and nutritional advice. Multiple treatment modalities including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional supplements are often recommended to reach treatment objectives.


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