Chinese Medicine for Fertility and IVF Support

Chinese Medicine for Fertility

It is a common practice for couples in Countries that have used Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years to seek Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments when wanting to start a family (1). TCM treatments can include Chinese herbal medicine, Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion and Tuina.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Fertility

In the area of fertility in TCM, a set of treatment protocols have been developed based on what is known as the “Seed Theory”. Knowledge and experience from TCM practitioners over the past 3000 years have been recorded and used in the treatment of fertility related issues.

Chinese Medicine for Fertility & IVF

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, infertility can be attributed to the following categories:

  • Insufficiency of the Kidney-Yang or Kidney-Qi
  • Blood deficiency
  • Stagnation of Liver Qi
  • Phlegm and Dampness
  • Qi-Stagnation and Blood Stasis

Signs and symptoms and causes relating to infertility can include:



  • Problems with fallopian tube like blockage or salpingitis
  • Problems with uterine conditions like endometriosis, fibroids
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Age
  • Genetic abnormality

Signs and symptoms:

  • Irregular / painful or no periods
  • Fluctuating hormones causing changes to skin condition, ie. acne
  • Changes in sex drive and desire
  • Dark hair growth on the lips, chest and chin
  • Loss of hair or thinning hair
  • Weight gain


  • Poor /failure of sperm production
  • Low sperm number
  • Positive anti-sperm antibody (AsAb)
  • Problems with deferens
  • Sperm teratogenesis/ normally shaped sperm
  • Failure of sperm DNA integrity
  • Genetic abnormality

Signs and symptoms:

  • Changes in hair growth
  • Changes in sexual desire
  • Pain, lump, or swelling in the testicles
  • Problems with erections and ejaculation
  • Small, firm testicles.

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