Infertility is unfortunately on the rise. Some of it has to do with people waiting until later in life to have children. Some of it is due to the high stress levels most of us experience. Environmental causes- pollution, plastic, pesticides, steroids in non-organic animal products- are a leading cause of infertility as well. All of these can wreak havoc on your hormone levels, in both men and women.
What else may be hindering your fertility
Obesity, diabetes, testosterone or steroids, too much exercise, smoking, too much or too little selenium, saw palmetto, weakened adrenal glands, caffeine and alcohol, hypothyroidism
All of the above can be treated. Look for an acupuncturist in your area who specializes in fertility. I also offer phone consultations for herbs and nutrition, so you can contact my office to make an appointment. I also offer medical testing to check hormone levels, your adrenal gland function, and thyroid disorders.
Some suggestions for supplementation to increase your chance of conception. Please consult your physician.
Magnesium – take as directed
Multi pre natal vitamin
Minimum 1,000 mg vitamin C daily
Zinc 50mg daily
B50 as directed
Folic acid 5 mg/day
PABA 100 mg 3 times a day
Vitamin E 22 IU daily
Lycopene- 2 g day
CoQ10 100 mg twice daily
Before bed- Zinc, B50, and Magnesium taken together
Vitamin C- 1,000 mg a day may prevent sperm agglutination.
L-Arginine- 1,500- 2000 mg 2 times per day between meals increase sperm count
Vitamin B12- 1,000 mcg increase sperm count
L-carnation 1 g 3 times a day improve sperm count and function
For those of you struggling with this issue, there is hope. Even if you’ve tried IVF and other Western procedures, Chinese medicine is highly effective for treating infertility in men and women.
Live natural. Live well.