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As a patient of Dr. Yong Luo for the past few years, I have been greatly impressed by his thoughtful and attentive care. He has had years of good training in his native China, and a rich clinical practice both in that country and the United States.

Dr. Yong Luo is a highly trained and experienced practitioner of acupuncture. As my care-giver in this field, I have been richly rewarded by his sensitivity and effective practice of his art.

I look for a medical care-giver who is well trained, experienced and compassionate. Dr. Yong Luo has these qualities. That is why he is my acupuncturist.

Jack Etheridge - Senior Judge Atlanta, Georgia

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Infertility

Dear Dr. Luo, I want to thank you for all the acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbal medicines. I am pregnant after struggling 8 years with infertility. Before I tried acupuncture, the doctor told me I will never have a child.  I never thought I will be able to get pregnant.

A friend recommended you to me and I thought I would give acupuncture a try. It was four months later that I found out to my amazement that I am five weeks pregnant.

There are no words to describe how grateful we are for all your help in making our dream come true! I also think of how blessed I was to find you and trust in your expertise as you helped to make this experience possible. I highly recommend you to anyone who wishes to give birth in the natural way.

Jeanette S.
Atlanta, Georgia

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for the Treatment of Infertility

Understanding the treatment of infertility by using Chinese medicine has a long history. As early as the Tang Dynasty in 652 AD, the book, Qian Jin Yao Fang, discusses the various types of infertility, causes, and treatment. Since then, many gynecological monographs have been published giving detailed treatment of infertility research. Still in use today are prescribed treatments such as those written in the 1827 book, Fu Qing Zhu Gynecology .

Pregnancy is a complex physiological process. The necessary conditions are first, there must be a normal egg and sperm.  Second, the egg and sperm have the opportunity to meet in the fallopian tubes and combine into the fertilized egg and the fertilized eggs successfully enter the uterine cavity. Third, the endometrium has been fully prepared for implantation. Infertility could result if any above conditions are not met.  In women, there are two common causes of infertility. The first is ovarian congenital dysplasia, luteal phase defect, anovulation and other factors from the ovary and the second is fallopian tube inflammation, tubal blockage, fallopian tube hypoplasia, etc. In addition, organic diseases of the woman's uterus, ovaries, and vagina, such as uterine hypoplasia, endometrial tuberculosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), severe vaginitis, and other factors may also cause infertility.  In recent years it has been found that 20-40 out of 100 infertility cases are caused by immunological factors. Not all of the infertility can be treated. Only by checking each one and drawing the right conclusions which were targeted for therapy, is it possible to achieve pregnancy.

In Chinese Medicine the kidney plays the most important role for reproduction. Chinese medicine points out that the term “main reproductive kidney” means that the kidney has a relationship with the reproductive system and plays an important part in the reproductive process. In Chinese Medicine, the kidney is not just the concept of an organ.   The term kidney includes physiological and pathological concepts. It includes part of the hormonal functions, the reproductive functions as well as the nervous system.

The understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine for infertility is very consistent. In addition, the liver is also closely related to infertility.  The liver's main function is controlling dispersion and "Tibetan blood". The understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine for infertility is very consistent. In addition, the liver is also closely related to infertility. The liver's main function is controlling dispersion and "Tibetan blood". "Tibetan blood" refers to the storage of blood and the liver has the function of regulating blood volume. The so-called "catharsis" refers to the human liver with mental and emotional activity regulation. If there is catharsis dysfunctional liver, leading to abnormal emotional aspects, this may affect the cerebral cortex to regulate the reproductive axis of uterine function; the liver stores the blood system disorders and can cause abnormal timing of a menstrual period, as well as the quantity and quality. This directly influences reproduction.

The mechanism of acupuncture for the treatment of infertility is related through the acupuncture points in patients with the corresponding acupuncture technique and is used to dredge through the Qi (energy) to restore and regulate the function of blood and viscera of patients in order to achieve infertility treatment. Specifically, acupuncture stimulates the kidney and Ren meridians (pregnancy-related meridians in women), the liver and other main points. Sometimes scalp acupuncture is used.  Modern scalp acupuncture technology shows the distribution of points on the scalp surface that correspond to the cortical projection points. In addition, acupuncture for infertile patients may include treatment of specific symptoms, such as a dysfunctional spleen, heart, or other dysfunctional organs. Studies have confirmed that acupuncture on the pituitary - adrenal cortex system, sympathetic - adrenal medullary  system, brain pituitary - thyroid system and the posterior pituitary gonadal system have a significant effect for pain relief. Therefore, this also gives us a reason to believe the overall adjustment by acupuncture will show there is a nerve - body fluid regulatory function that is the foundation in the treatment of infertility.

Generally speaking, acupuncture treatment of infertility, in line with taking Chinese herbs will yield better results.  The vast majority of Chinese herbs are natural, and compared with chemical synthetic drugs, have few side effects. The use of traditional Chinese medicine is often based on Traditional Chinese Medicinal formulas.The formulas are based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory that blending specific herbs is necessary to create an appropriate formula and correct dose for the patient with infertility.  

Dr. Luo has many years of experience in treating infertility such as ovulatory dysfunction, especially in obese non-induced ovulation, ovulation delay, and immunity problems. His treatments of these conditions with acupuncture along with Chinese herbs have shown positive results. Some infertility may need a combination of acupuncture and Western Medicine. For example, uterine hypoplasia can use an artificial cycle created with Western medicine and ovulation induction therapies by acupuncture and Chinese herbs. This combination has shown positive results.

In the treatment of infertility, acupuncture is a valued tool. Recently, an American study involving 114 women showed that 51% of the women who had acupuncture and IVF treatments became pregnant versus only 36% of the women who had IVF alone. Women who received acupuncture also had lower rates of ectopic pregnancies. A German study done in 2002 showed that of the 80 women that underwent IVF and received acupuncture, 34 women got pregnant, a success rate of 42.5%. Of the 80 women involved in the study who received IVF without any acupuncture treatments, only 21 women (26.3%) became pregnant.

Acupuncture has numerous potential fertility-boosting benefits according to New York Weill Cornell physician-scientists. Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed studies and concluded that acupuncture help:

  • Increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall
  • Reduce anxiety, stress and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility
  • Normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary ovarian axis which plays a key role in fertility
  • Regulate menstrual cycle

Dr. Luo, as a Chinese medical doctor and licensed acupuncturist treating infertility, focuses on providing the best possible fertility service emphasizing both the mental and physical conditions for his patients. At his Eastern Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic, he treats both female infertility and male sub-fertility conditions. He uses fine sterile needles inserted into specific acupuncture points that work through the meridian system to balance and harmonize the energy from the exterior inwards, causing the inner organs to recover their original ability of conception and pregnancy. For 30 years of experience in acupuncture, Dr. Luo is a leading specialist in the treatment of infertility in Atlanta GA . He has helped his patients reach their dream of parenthood through his infertility treatments

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are popularly seen as an alternative way of treating infertility. If you are eager to get pregnant, have been trying without success, are feeling anxious about going through assisted reproductive technology procedures, and you have gone through several in vitro fertilization cycles without success, call The Acupuncture Treatment of Infertility in Atlanta, GA (404)255-2558 or The Acupuncture Treatment of Infertility in Canton, GA (770)720-1398 to talk with Dr. Luo regarding Acupuncture Treatment for Infertility. He may help you understand how to optimize your fertility potential.

 

 
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