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Acupuncture| Traditional Chinese Medicine
Years of experience 27
To gain benefits from Chinese Medicine the patient must understand first that there is a difference between Chinese medicine and Western medicine. Chinese medicine has a complete system of physiology and pathology, which is different than Western medicine. The ailments/disharmonies that Chinese medicine is assessing are different than Western medicine. In Chinese medicine there is no such diagnosis as elevated FSH levels or PCOS. The hormone system in the body belongs to Western medical theory. However, Chinese medicine has its own causes and patterns of infertility, such as Shao Yin deficiency, origin Yang deficiency, Jue Yin malfunction etc. These infertility causes belong to Chinese medicine and cannot be treated with Western medical technologies, because of a simple reason that these causes are not part of a Western medical system. Bottom line is that both medical systems try their best to diagnose and treat infertility, however, mixing the two together will not necessarily produce the best results. For 3,000 years Chinese medicine has worked wonderfully by following Chinese medical guidelines and treatment principles. A patient suffering elevated FSH levels or PCOS may think that these are the only causes, however, she must realize that elevated FSH levels are caused by her own body and the same goes for PCOS and blocked Fallopian tubes. These problems, which are very real, come to life within the body. That means that your own body causes these problems and that they are not introduced from the outside. In Chinese medicine, the treatment is different than Western medicine. It aims at restoring the original correct body functions. Often times health problems are solved from within. Chinese medicine says, for example, Jue Yin malfunction will cause intra-menstrual bleeding, which is a similar symptom occurring with fibroid. When Jue Yin malfunction has resolved, intra-menstrual bleeding stops and may not come back. This may or may not have implications in regards to fibroid, such as the body stop producing them. The treatment strategy is non-the-less different. Western medicine removes fibroid surgically while Chinese medicine aims at curing the Jue Yin malfunction. Both might have similar result with different methods. The same is true with fertility. Western medicine will treat PCOS, blocked Fallopian tubes and hormonal imbalances, while Chinese medicine will treat Jue Yin, Shao Yin etc. resulting in a pregnancy. Different methods, different strategies all with a same goal.