Posts Tagged ‘irregular period’

In early half month of the April, we got two “pregnant” news from our patients.  So, Dr.Fan has at least 47 success cases since Jan, 2007 ( during 53 months).

Some success cases  did not report to him, due to some patients got pregnant after the treatments period, they may think they got pregnant by themselves. For example, one patient said, she got pregnant one month after she terminated Dr. Fan’s treatment.  She said she is not sure–this pregnant relates to acupuncture or Chinese herb treatments.

Actually, the main purpose of Chinese medicine, included in acupuncture, is normalizing  patients’ own function (we call this Taoism focus), so after acupuncture or herbal tea/pills, the original abnormal has diminished, or corrected, patient could get pregnant in any coming month, this also depend on the date of intercourse, the male part, not only depend on female part.

Getting pregnant after acupuncture or Chinese herbal tea, such as during half year, if there is no other treatment, the pregnant should be considered– related to acupuncture or Chinese herbology treatments.

No.1 case is a 35 years old woman who had irregular period cycles, and had period flow spotting, after 3 month acupuncture (actually she did not follow a strict treatments plan, due to too busy), sometime with herbal tea, she report she has 45 days pregnant. Currently, she comes for morning sick treatments.

No.2 case is 37 years old patient. She came for activating her period. She had 3 irregular periods after she had stopped using birth control pills in last August. Then her period stopped for 4 month.  Before she saw me, she had blood test, it was sure she did not get pregnant.  She was very anxious and with other uncomfortable. I did a few acupuncture for her. Hope her period could come soon.  However, it does not.  Now her pregnancy test is positive and the ultrasound showed she has 6 week pregnant and has Twin babies.

So, in some rare condition, even the woman has no period for a long time, actually she may still have ovulation, and has chance to get pregnant!

The pregnancy test was negative, I think at that time, she did not get pregnant. After that, either by herself, or by acupuncture, etc, her got pregnant.


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“Dr.Arthur Fan, Could You Tell Me by Taking My Pulse–If I Already got Pregnant?”

Many patients or friends of mine have asked me such a question,my answer is “NO!”


Maybe, a little bit?

Some Chinese Medicine doctors/practitioners may tell their patients–they could tell if the female gets pregnant or not–by Taking patient’s pulse only.  To the patients or people who don’t know Chinese medicine, it seems really very magic! And this may attract some patients to see such providers.

However, I have to tell you the truth–We COULD NOT tell you if the woman already got pregnant or not, only according to the Pulse diagnosis. 

The condition is very complicated.

Indeed, when a woman gets pregnant, her pulse should be stronger and bigger than before, we call this style pulse is “slippery Pulse”(Hua Mai).

But, if a female has slippery Pulse, we could not say–“it is sure you got pregnant”. The slippery pulse only reflects that the body’s Yang Qi is over strong or at moving.

When a female gets pregnant, her Yang Qi is stronger and stronger day after day due to her hormone changes during the pregnancy, such as HCG’s increasing significantly over the time.

However, when a female does not have pregnancy, such as getting her period, or getting ovulation, or she just had a sex, or just after an exercise; sometime, we also could find she has a slippery Pulse (or similar pulse)!

When a female takes some special medications/drugs, her pulse also becomes slippery!!  For example, using prednisone or Progesterone.

When a female has hypertension, or headache, her pulse may become slippery too!!!

Only, when a female during her good age for pregnant (between her first menses to menopause), had sex with male (or IUI,IVF), then her period stopped over one week, her pulse becomes slippery, we could say this female has a bigger possibility–she may get pregnant. 

However, the golden criterion is her HCG hormone significantly increasing, not the Slippery pulse.

So, if a provider tell you–“you get pregnant”–only after pulse taking and did not ask you the period condition, medication and other related issues, you should question him/her–“Did you had good training in Chinese gynaecology?”

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Last week, i.e. the first week of April, 2010, there were two women who reported “getting pregnant” after our acupuncture treatment.

Last month, March 2010, we had five reports “of getting pregnant”, three of them used acupuncture (with Chinese medicinal herbs), and two used acupuncture with IVF.

There were two women who got pregnant after their first acupuncture.  This likely meant that acupuncture activated their ovulation.  One of them had very irregular period, in day 27 of the circle she started acupuncture and on day 28 immediate after the first acupuncture treatment she began to ovulate. Another woman who had no-ovulation history, but her period was regular, i.e. 26-28 days. After the first acupuncture treatment she too got pregnant.

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We have many patients for fertility treatments. Among them, some patients have good periods, some irregular, some have no period at all. So, for those the period already stopped for a while, called “amenorrhea”, we need activate the period first, then adjust it, then may easier to get natural pregnant.

The day before yesterday, there was a patient who are 32 years old, whose period had stopped for one year and half due to using birth control pills, the period came after our acupuncture and herbal pill treatments, in one month.

Another patient, she is 39 years old, had one child a year ago, then period stopped. She has her period back after our one week treatments(two acupuncture and one week herbal tea).

In China, there were several scientific studies, which confirmed the results of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture–such treatments could adjust female hormones and help women regulate their periods and then help the pregnancy.

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