The primary treatment plan during this phase is to help the eggs mature and promote ovulation. Kidneyyangtonic herbs have the effect to enhance the surge of luteinizing hormone, which then stimulates ovulation. Herbs should be taken three days before and three days after ovulation.
ba ji tian
(Radix rorindae officinalis)
(Radix paeoniae alba)
(Radicis angelicae sinensis)
gou qi zi
lu jiao shuang
(Cornu cervi degelatinatium)
shan zhu yu
By John Chen, PhD, PharmD, OMD, LAc
Infertility is defined as failure to become pregnant after several years of regular sexual activity during ovulation. Infertility afflicts more than 6 million American couples, of which approximately 40 percent is attributed to male and 60 percent to female partners.
For females, there are many reasons that contribute to infertility, including but not limited to: ovulatory failure or defect, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, polyps, pelvic adhesions, pelvic inflammatory diseases, chlamydia, hormonal imbalance, age (especially those older than 34) and psychological issues.
n many cultures, women are unfairly blamed for the inability of a
sexually active couple to conceive. In reality, men suffer from
infertility issues just as frequently as women. According to statistics
from the National Infertility Association (an organization also known as
RESOLVE), between 35 percent and 40 percent of infertility problems
among couples are actually caused by male conditions. Several factors
may be responsible for male infertility, including low sperm count,
abnormal sperm shape and size, and reduced motility.