WHICH SYMPTOMS DO YOU HAVE?

Choose the closest type which you suffer from the symptoms

SYMPTOM GROUP A

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  • Dislikes cold
  • cold hands and feet
  • Abdomen feels cold all the time and feels better with heat.
  • Slim body and low stamina.
  • Common cold mainly manifested as chills/ fever with body aches.
  • Headache/dizziness
  • PMS is also often manifested as chills/ fever with body aches.
  • Feels fatigue and heavy after sweating (exercise/sauna)
  • Commonly related disorder: Uterine fibroids

SYMPTOM GROUP B

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  • Dry Lips
  • Gets cotton mouth and dry, even bitter sometimes.
  • Dry, tired eyes and often dizzy
  • Frequent sighs
  • Irregular periods
  • Extroverted, more of a perfectionist type
  • Easily stressed and irritated
  • Loses appetite when stressed
  • Strongly competitive with high self-esteem
  • Commonly related disorder: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Uterine Fibroids

SYMPTOM GROUP C

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  • Painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
  • Dark blood with dense clots during period
  • constipated
  • Bruise easily
  • rough skin surface
  • Pain in the lower abdomen upon pressure
  • Commonly related disorder: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Uterine Fibroids accompanied by CONSTIPATION

SYMPTOM GROUP D

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  • Obese or rapidly gained weight recently.
  • Excessive leukorrhea
  • Frequently delayed menstrual cycle
  • thinning hair and hair loss from the head
  • excessive hair growth – usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks
  • oily skin or acne
  • swelling of face and extremities
  • Thick coating on the tongue
  • Fatigue
  • Commonly related disorder: PCOS

Peripheral Circulatory Deficiency

Chills, fever, and body ache before menstrual cycle? You may think you have the flu. However, this is a message that the bodily homeostasis goes out of whack. Female body requests a rapid increase of blood supply during the menstrual cycle. Thus the hormonal change naturally signals more blood flow to the uterus. For this type of infertility patients, poor circulation has dragged on overtime, leading to low energy and sensitivity to cold. The cold response in the extremities causes the body to pump more blood to reach the extremities but fails to reach the targeted area due to existing, chronic circulatory problems. Naturally, the body temperature of the head and the upper body becomes relatively high, which often lead to headaches and dizziness. Patients try to exercise or spend time in the sauna to increase circulation but feel even more tired, owing to the loss of electrolytes and potassium through sweat. Eventually, when the cycle comes, there isn't enough blood flow to the uterus to do its monthly task.

Vancouver Fertility Sympom A Figure
  • Dislikes cold
  • cold hands and feet
  • Abdomen feels cold all the time and feels better with heat.
  • Slim body and low stamina.
  • Common cold mainly manifested as chills/ fever with body aches.
  • Headache/dizziness
  • PMS is also often manifested as chills/ fever with body aches.
  • Feels fatigue and heavy after sweating (exercise/sauna)
  • Commonly related disorder: Uterine fibroids

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Hyperactivity of the Sympathetic Never System

Have you tried everything to relax and de-stress, and it doesn't seem to be enough? Many sources say stress is the root of all illness and more and more research seems to confirm a link between stress, anxiety, depression, and infertility. Stress easily hyperactivates the SNS and trigger the 'fight or flight' response in the body (Find out more on our anxiety page https://www.greenleafclinic.ca/treatable-conditions/emotional-wellbeing/anxiety/) that vary from sleep disorders to gastrointestinal disorders. For some women; chronic stress can affect ovulation by altering signals to the hypothalamus, the center of the brain that regulates some of the hormones that trigger the ovaries to release eggs each month. Along with the body's general stress response, oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea occur, preventing natural conception.

Vancouver Fertility Sympom B Figure
  • Dry Lips
  • Gets cotton mouth and dry, even bitter sometimes.
  • Dry, tired eyes and often dizzy
  • Frequent sighs
  • Irregular periods
  • Extroverted, more of a perfectionist type
  • Easily stressed and irritated
  • Loses appetite when stressed
  • Strongly competitive with high self-esteem
  • Commonly related disorder: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Uterine Fibroids

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Visceral Circulatory Disorder

Simply put, this is all about the circulation in your uterus and surrounding organs. Eastern medicine's concept of blood stasis is different from the modern medicine in a sense that it's not just about a blood clot or cholesterol. A good example of eastern stasis is when a patient continuously complains of pain, but nothing abnormal is showing up in the examination results. Pain and clots in the menstrual blood, constipation and frequent bruising are prominent signs of poor visceral circulation. Vaginal blood clots often accompany dense and painful menstrual bleeding. Mild cramps during the period are considered normal because uterine contractions during the period momentarily cut off the circulation to the uterus, depriving local areas of oxygen. When you have underlying problems in lower abdominal circulation, residual blood in the capillaries and less lymphatic drainage lead to swelling and mild inflammation in the pelvic region, thus causing more pain during uterine contractions to release blood.

Vancouver Fertility Sympom C Figure
  • Painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
  • Dark blood with dense clots during period
  • constipated
  • Bruise easily
  • rough skin surface
  • Pain in the lower abdomen upon pressure
  • Commonly related disorder: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Uterine Fibroids accompanied by CONSTIPATION

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Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS) - Hormonal imbalance

PCOS is a stubborn disorder, and it requires commitment and patience of both the practitioner and the patient. The rundown of PCOS is an imbalance of reproductive hormones, and symptoms are highly related to the levels of insulin and androgen, in which both hormones have critical effects on each other. Increase in androgen, the male sex hormone in the female body, cause skin problems, hair loss on the head, but excessive hair growth on the body, insulin resistance, irregular menstruation, and eventually anovulation. In modern medicine, the exact cause of hyperandrogenism is unknown, and doctors often offer hormonal therapy and fertility medicine to control PCOS, as well as lifestyle changes. TEM primarily focuses on bringing hormonal balance to normal, as acupuncture and herbal medicine are of the best treatment methods to naturally improve hypothalamic-Pituitary function. Weight management and hormone-regulating treatment are done together, with the goal to restore regular menstrual cycle and ovulation.

Vancouver Fertility Sympom D Figure
  • Obese or rapidly gained weight recently.
  • Excessive leukorrhea
  • Frequently delayed menstrual cycle
  • thinning hair and hair loss from the head
  • excessive hair growth – usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks
  • oily skin or acne
  • swelling of face and extremities
  • Thick coating on the tongue
  • Fatigue
  • Commonly related disorder: PCOS

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FERTILITY

WHICH SYMPTOMS DO YOU HAVE?

Choose the closest type which you suffer from symptoms

SYMPTOM GROUP A

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Peripheral Circulatory Deficiency

  • Dislikes cold
  • cold hands and feet
  • Abdomen feels cold all the time and feels better with heat.
  • Slim body and low stamina.
  • Common cold mainly manifested as chills/ fever with body aches.
  • Headache/dizziness
  • PMS is also often manifested as chills/ fever with body aches.
  • Feels fatigue and heavy after sweating (exercise/sauna)
  • Commonly related disorder: Uterine fibroids

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Chills, fever, and body ache before menstrual cycle? You may think you have the flu. However, this is a message that the bodily homeostasis goes out of whack. Female body requests a rapid increase of blood supply during the menstrual cycle. Thus the hormonal change naturally signals more blood flow to the uterus. For this type of infertility patients, poor circulation has dragged on overtime, leading to low energy and sensitivity to cold. The cold response in the extremities causes the body to pump more blood to reach the extremities but fails to reach the targeted area due to existing, chronic circulatory problems. Naturally, the body temperature of the head and the upper body becomes relatively high, which often lead to headaches and dizziness. Patients try to exercise or spend time in the sauna to increase circulation but feel even more tired, owing to the loss of electrolytes and potassium through sweat. Eventually, when the cycle comes, there isn't enough blood flow to the uterus to do its monthly task.

Vancouver Fertility Sympom A Figure

SYMPTOM GROUP B

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Hyperactivity of the Sympathetic Never System

  • Dry Lips
  • Gets cotton mouth and dry, even bitter sometimes.
  • Dry, tired eyes and often dizzy
  • Frequent sighs
  • Irregular periods
  • Extroverted, more of a perfectionist type
  • Easily stressed and irritated
  • Loses appetite when stressed
  • Strongly competitive with high self-esteem
  • Commonly related disorder: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Uterine Fibroids

Read More

Have you tried everything to relax and de-stress, and it doesn't seem to be enough? Many sources say stress is the root of all illness and more and more research seems to confirm a link between stress, anxiety, depression, and infertility. Stress easily hyperactivates the SNS and trigger the 'fight or flight' response in the body (Find out more on our anxiety page https://www.greenleafclinic.ca/treatable-conditions/emotional-wellbeing/anxiety/) that vary from sleep disorders to gastrointestinal disorders. For some women; chronic stress can affect ovulation by altering signals to the hypothalamus, the center of the brain that regulates some of the hormones that trigger the ovaries to release eggs each month. Along with the body's general stress response, oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea occur, preventing natural conception.

Vancouver Fertility Sympom B Figure

SYMPTOM GROUP C

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Visceral Circulatory Disorder

  • Painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
  • Dark blood with dense clots during period
  • constipated
  • Bruise easily
  • rough skin surface
  • Pain in the lower abdomen upon pressure
  • Commonly related disorder: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Uterine Fibroids accompanied by CONSTIPATION

Read More

Simply put, this is all about the circulation in your uterus and surrounding organs. Eastern medicine's concept of blood stasis is different from the modern medicine in a sense that it's not just about a blood clot or cholesterol. A good example of eastern stasis is when a patient continuously complains of pain, but nothing abnormal is showing up in the examination results. Pain and clots in the menstrual blood, constipation and frequent bruising are prominent signs of poor visceral circulation. Vaginal blood clots often accompany dense and painful menstrual bleeding. Mild cramps during the period are considered normal because uterine contractions during the period momentarily cut off the circulation to the uterus, depriving local areas of oxygen. When you have underlying problems in lower abdominal circulation, residual blood in the capillaries and less lymphatic drainage lead to swelling and mild inflammation in the pelvic region, thus causing more pain during uterine contractions to release blood.

Vancouver Fertility Sympom C Figure

SYMPTOM GROUP D

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Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS) - Hormonal imbalance

  • Dislikes cold
  • cold hands and feet
  • Abdomen feels cold all the time and feels better with heat.
  • Slim body and low stamina.
  • Common cold mainly manifested as chills/ fever with body aches.
  • Headache/dizziness
  • PMS is also often manifested as chills/ fever with body aches.
  • Feels fatigue and heavy after sweating (exercise/sauna)
  • Commonly related disorder: Uterine fibroids

Read More

PCOS is a stubborn disorder, and it requires commitment and patience of both the practitioner and the patient. The rundown of PCOS is an imbalance of reproductive hormones, and symptoms are highly related to the levels of insulin and androgen, in which both hormones have critical effects on each other. Increase in androgen, the male sex hormone in the female body, cause skin problems, hair loss on the head, but excessive hair growth on the body, insulin resistance, irregular menstruation, and eventually anovulation. In modern medicine, the exact cause of hyperandrogenism is unknown, and doctors often offer hormonal therapy and fertility medicine to control PCOS, as well as lifestyle changes. TEM primarily focuses on bringing hormonal balance to normal, as acupuncture and herbal medicine are of the best treatment methods to naturally improve hypothalamic-Pituitary function. Weight management and hormone-regulating treatment are done together, with the goal to restore regular menstrual cycle and ovulation.

Vancouver Fertility Sympom D Figure

INFERTILITY IN EASTERN MEDICINE

Seeking the help of Traditional Eastern medicine has become increasingly popular in Western countries as more and more couples discover its efficacy. Eastern medicine’s fertility methods non-invasive and sometimes offer a better success rate for less cost. If Western medicine focuses on the structural problem, treating infertility with Eastern medicine is all about recovering bodily function and internal balance to its full capacity. Whether the infertility is explained or unexplained, TEM pays attention to all the health details of each patient and diagnose based on such findings.

WHY CHOOSE GREENLEAF CLINIC?

GreenLeaf Clinic doesn’t settle into routine treatments. Our practitioners not only research and reference hundreds of thousands of case studies in renowned TCM classic books continuously but also review modern clinical studies and reports from Korea, China, Japan, Europe and the USA. No matter how complicated, or unknown case it may be, we can ensure you active and effective expertise in classic and modern medicine.

More importantly, herbal medicine is a powerful treatment for infertility. Expertized blending of natural herbs is individually prescribed according to your diagnosis. Herbal treatments will bring metabolic and hormonal balance to its best for conception, not to mention all the other complaints you had in your daily life. As a selected “Best Herbal Clinics” in Best of Vancouver by the Georgia Straight, patients will receive maximized results from a combination of acupuncture and herbal treatments

Infertility treatment requires 3 to 12 months of continuous treatments with the combination of acupuncture and herbs, and the results vary depending on the diagnosis, age, and physical conditions.

THE GREATEST SUPPORTER OF IVF

Acupuncture confers its significant benefit to women whose chance of success with IVF is 30% or less. This includes women over 35 and those who may have done several IVF cycles that have not been successful. Many patients receive acupuncture before and after IVF and during the progression of the menstrual cycle to increase the success rate. Hundreds of scholarly article and trials confirm the advantage in supporting IVF (as well as IUI) with acupuncture.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ACUPUNCTURE?

Regular menstrual cycle:
The pathway to conception starts with 'healthy' periods that are normal, regular and pain-free. Acupuncture has proven significant results to gynecological disorders that majority of women endure, thinking they are 'normal' Even if they are due to a genetic cause, there is always something we can do for them.

Unexplained Infertility:
Patients who search eastern medicine to conceive are primarily those who have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility. It's important to remember that unexplained infertility doesn't necessarily mean there aren't any health problems for you to conceive, but that nothing is showing up in the tests to explain what may be the cause. Eastern medicine has helped explain and treat many unexplained infertilities throughout the past decade.

Natural, healthy conception:
Those who wish to conceive naturally without any drugs or surgical treatments due to personal and religious reasons.