Chinese Herbs and Fertility

Guest Blog by Jennifer Nahon, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Chicago, IL.

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Chinese herbs have been used for centuries to help boost fertility. I have been an herbalist for many years and have helped many women get pregnant with herbs. The problem I find the most is that women will come in with an arsenal of supplements and herbs that they are taking just because they read somewhere that this would help with infertility when in fact what they are taking is making their infertility worse.

For example, I had a patient who had been having frequent miscarriages and was clearing having signs of high estrogen and low progesterone. She came to me taking a tea that was branded for infertility and Vitamin E. I asked her why she was taking these and she said because she read somewhere that this was good for infertility. I explained to her that the items she was taking were for women who are running low estrogen, so she was actually making her infertility worse. I took her off of those items and put her on the multivitamin for her body type (which was Opal/Hourglass) and also put her on Nuan Gong Yun Zi Pian (which helps elevate progesterone levels) and progesterone cream. She was finally able to hold on to her pregnancy and now has twins.

Some women come in with infertility problems because they have thyroid problems. These women will be treated differently than those with other hormone imbalances. For this reason I highly urge women who want to get pregnant to select supplements that cater to their specific needs. You can find out more signs and symptoms of your specific fertility issues at Multishapers.

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JenniferUpon graduating the Culinary Institute of America, Jennifer Nahon became a chef and cooked gourmet food for ten years. Throughout that time she became extremely interested in Eastern philosophy and healing as she cured pains she was having in her legs with acupuncture and herbs. Her interest in this field lead her to the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL where she received her degree in Oriental Medicine. She has helped many patients heal naturally with herbs and is working on doing more scientific research on natural medicine. She is dedicated to educating the public on their health and treating each patient as an individual. Jennifer currently works out of a holistic clinic located nearby Chicago Chinatown where she treats many women with fertility and hormonal balance issues through diet and natural supplements.

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  • John October 18, 2013, 5:32 pm

    Nice information !
    Did you know there are powerful practices with roots in Chinese Medicine that you can do yourself at home?

  • Raven October 31, 2013, 5:36 am

    Taking any type of medicine or herbs without consulting or without getting it prescribed by the professional physician can certainly affect the situation and may even worsen it and may created further complications in the mere future.

  • Stephanie Dassinger January 1, 2014, 8:09 pm

    Hello. I found your page because I googled what Chinese medicines will work best for fertility. I am 39 years old. Recently suffered a miscarriage from an IVF cycle. My husband would also like to know if you can recommend medicines for men. We both really want a child. We have wanted children for years.

    Thank you and kindly advise
    Stephanie

  • yesmin mahbub April 27, 2014, 9:28 am

    Hello.It,s nice to get you after so long. I am 43 years old and trying for a baby since 5 years. I had a miscarriage form IVF in last yaer 2013. Then I found my Chinese medicines specialist. She gave me herb and I am trying this for 2months. I also practice everyday circle and bloom 28 days program. But unfortunately this 2 months I got my ovulation late and got my period in 33days. Normally it is 29 or 30 days.I have a thinking right now . Is it for my medicine what I am taking ? I mean this Chinese medicine .Could you please help me in this regard.Should I stop my herb?

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