Acupuncture and High FSH

Acupuncture and High FSH

High FSH and Acupuncture

High FSH levels according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) indicate a deficiency in kidney yin energy, which is normally needed to make good, fertile eggs. As in Western medicine, fertility declines with age, in Chinese Medicine, the kidney yin and energetics of the kidneys decline as we get older. Acupuncture nourishes and supports the kidney yin energy, and can reduce high FSH levels. However, high FSH levels could also be related to factors such as the movement of blood in the uterus, or the emotional state of a person and in these circumstances acupuncture can stabilise FSH levels in the body.


FSH and Ovarian Reserve

A baseline FSH blood test on day 3 of the menstrual cycle gives an overall indication of the 'ovarian reserve', which is the capacity of the ovary to provides eggs that are capable of fertilization resulting in a healthy pregnancy. FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) is a hormone secreted by your pituitary gland in your brain in response to low estrogen levels. Whilst these levels naturally fluctuate, high FSH levels can indicate a perimenopausal or menopausal state.

Elevated FSH generally represents a reduced egg supply and it may also reflect a compromise of egg quality. Generally FSH levels are expected to be below 10 miu/ml in women with reproductive potential (levels of 10-15 miu/ml are considered borderline). Many fertility clinics require that FSH levels are below a certain level (usually 11 or 12) as a pre-requisite for IVF treatment.

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The London Acupuncture Space has undergone extensive training in Fertility Acupuncture and Obstetrics Acupuncture at the Royal College of Physicians in London and at the reknowned Zita West Fertility Clinic.

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