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Infertility: Clinical Research on TCM

Extensive research has been done in China on the treatment of infertility. Western medicine lacks cost-effective treatments for immunologically based infertility, the type of infertility studied in the following two trials. In the first trial, male infertility was due to autoimmune attack against sperm; in the second, the female immune system attacked the husband's sperm.

  • A study of immunological male infertility by Chen Xiaoping used the traditional remedy Zhibai Dihuang Wan. A control group received cortisone and vitamin C. In the herbal treatment group, autoimmunity measures decreased, sperm became more viable, and 80 percent of wives became pregnant within six months. In the control group, 46 percent of wives became pregnant. This traditional formula for autoimmune disorders is available in the United States.

 

  • For a study of female immunological infertility by Chen Xiaoping, researchers used Guyin Decoction (ginseng, rehmannia, dioscorea, cornus, cuscuta, polygala, schizandra, and licorice) to treat 60 women with infertility attributed to antisperm immune response. Treatment time was thirty days, with the course being repeated up to three months. A control group of 25 similar cases received prednisolone and vitamin E. Immune measures decreased significantly in the herb treatment group, but not in the drug treatment group. In the herb treatment group, 32 percent became pregnant. In the group receiving drug treatment, 24 percent became pregnant. This formula is available in the United States.

 

 

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