I’m passionate about the treatment of fertility for couples…
Over 20 years ago, I had a couple come to my office wanting treatment for fertility. She was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure, due to high FSH levels (follicle stimulating hormone, which means that the ovaries are not responding well to stimulus.) Her husband (who’d had a reverse vasectomy) was found to have anti-sperm antibodies that were attacking his sperm. So, both husband and wife needed help! Acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes were necessary for both of them. She received weekly Fertility acupuncture treatments and herbs. Her husband was put on herbs, and due to his busy work schedule, received acupuncture treatments, once every 2 weeks. For him, the Chinese herbal formula was critical, to helping his immune system to not attack his sperm as though it were a foreign invader. This type of problem is not uncommon with a vasectomy reversal. It was exciting to see them both get into better health, and then after 6 months of treatment, she conceived and delivered a healthy baby boy 9 months later!
Participating in the miracle of of conception, when there’s very little hope of conceiving, and be able to do it naturally, was amazing and life changing! This first miracle set me on the road to wanting to help as many couples as possible to have their own family. She had been told that In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and using a donor’s egg, would be her best option. Conditions, such as her husband’s, usually always require In-Uterine-insemination. Normally, with agglutenizing sperm, a sperm wash is first required, (to get the glutinized matter off), only then can the sperm become active. The doctor said that even with this procedure, there would be no guarantee of success. That all this was done without any medical intervention was incredible! It encouraged me to continue in this area, and make enhancing fertility for couples a specialty. It’s so rewarding helping them achieve their desire to have a family!
I also find that the more healthy the patient becomes, and their hormones become regulated, the better they feel. With their improved health, they become more fertile. Please feel free to read more on our focus and visit the blog posts on many different women’s health issues that affect well-being and fertility.
Wishing you the best, Shelly