Unexplained infertility is one of the most devastating diagnoses. This usually means Western medicine has no idea why you are not pregnant and perhaps worse still, no idea how to help you.
One thing I LOVE about Chinese medicine, is everyone has a diagnosis. There is no ‘idiopathic’ diseases when it comes to treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
If you have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, you may be suffering from the remnants of a previous disease your body was unable to eliminate….a lingering pathogen. Over time, a lingering pathogen consumes energy and fluids, leaving your body depleted and unable to muster the necessary energy to grow and develop a baby.
If you’ve ever found yourself saying, “I’ve never felt well since….”, then you may just be suffering from a lingering pathogen. You may have had a previous diagnosis of glandular fever, chronic viral infections, Ross River fever, Lyme disease, candida, poor reactions to immunisations, chronic inflammatory conditions, autoimmune diseases, thyroid conditions or chronic fatigue and felt like you’ve never fully recovered.
Symptoms of a lingering pathogen can include; chronic flu like symptoms, abnormal sweating (night sweating, palms constantly sweating, sweating with mild exhaustion) or heat sensations especially in your hands, feet, chest and head, sudden allergies or food intolerances, muscle joint aches, swollen lymph nodes, chronic tonsilitis and fatigue which worsens with stress.
You may have noticed also a change in your menstrual cycle, more irregular, less volume of blood, a tiredness just before your period, low back pain or a reduction in amount of cervical mucous at ovulation.
The wonderful news is, Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help! We work to support the body in eliminating the remnants of the disease, alleviate sweating and fever as well as restore energy and body fluids to the body so it can develop and grow a new life.