Herbal medicine is a long-established approach to treating health conditions of all kinds. Nikki Yu, LAc, and the team at Healthkey Group Fertility in Lower Manhattan, New York, use herbal medicine to address problems affecting women’s health and infertility. The practice has its own range of specially designed herbal remedies to boost your health and improve your chances of a successful pregnancy. Call Healthkey Group Fertility to explore herbal medicine options or use the online booking tool today.
Varying cultures worldwide have been using herbal medicine for thousands of years and it’s a key aspect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The plant roots, leaves, stalks, flowers, and seeds are all useful in herbal medicine. Herbal medicines come in various forms, including:
The Healthkey Group Fertility team uses herbal medicine by itself and with other treatments, like acupuncture. They have their own herbal medicine products for patients to purchase.
Herbal medicine can be effective for many common conditions, including:
Herbal medicine can support better health in people with conditions like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders. It can help with neurological conditions, including paralysis and motor/sensory impairments, and treat chronic pain conditions such as neuropathy and trigeminal neuralgia.
Herbal medicines can improve your chances of conceiving naturally. They also boost success rates for women undergoing assisted reproduction procedures like in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI). Some of the most effective Chinese herbs for infertility include:
Agnus-castus or chasteberry can aid fertility and treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause symptoms.
Dong Quai has high levels of ferulic acid, a powerful antioxidant. It acts as a reproductive aid by helping to regulate your menstrual cycle and increasing your progesterone (female sex hormone) levels.
Yi Mu Cao, or Chinese Motherwort, promotes better blood flow and production, helping to stimulate female fertility.
Goji berries improve reproductive function and fertility and increase your sex hormone (estrogen and progesterone) levels.
Wild yam has antispasmodic effects that reduce uterine cramping, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), and chronic pelvic pain. It can help prevent miscarriage resulting from uterine contractions. Wild yam contains a natural form of progesterone that optimizes your estrogen levels and increases cervical mucus and diosgenin, which helps thicken the uterine wall for successful egg implantation.
Black Cohosh improves fertility and can help women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of female infertility.
Call Healthkey Group Fertility or book an appointment online to learn more about herbal medicine and its benefits today.