High FHS Levels
Follicular stimulating hormone (FHS) is a vital hormone that's produced by the pituitary gland. It is important for determining the quality of an egg and ovarian reserve. When a dominant egg appears, FSH levels go down, which lowers the quantity of estrogen in the bloodstream. When FSH reaches a low enough level the luteinizing hormone (LH) rises to initiate ovulation.
High FSH levels are known to indicate that the ovaries are not producing enough follicles. The brain sends signals to the ovaries to generate more follicles. However, the ovaries do not respond as they should and these follicles are not produced. Traditional Chinese Medicine can help regulate your hormones in order to lower your FHS levels.
Below are a few treatments that can help;
High FHS Levels Acupuncture Treatment
High FHS levels are linked to poorer egg quality, less follicles, and irregular menstruation. This can hinder conception. Luckily Traditional Chinese Medicine can help! Traditional Chinese Medicine can raise your FHS levels in order to improve your chances of conception.
A study done in 2015 randomly divided 240 patients into an acupuncture group and a placebo group. The group who received acupuncture therapy showed an decrease in FHS, a balance of estrogen and progesterone, an increase in the number of oocytes retrieved and high-quality embryos. Showing that regular acupuncture treatments can improve pregnancy rate in patients with high FSH and decreased ovarian reserve.
Traditional Chinese Medicine views the body differently than Western medicine. It does not just focus on the symptoms of diseases and disorders, but instead on the whole body. There are various patterns (a diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine) that can trigger high FSH levels in. Your practitioner will ask you a series of questions to determine which treatment plan is most appropriate for you.
Zheng et al. (2015) Effects of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation on ovarian reserve of patients with diminished ovarian reserve in in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer cycles. J Obstet Gynaecol Res, Volume 41, Issue 12, 1905–1911. doi: 10.1111/jog.12810.
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