Chinese medicine has been used for many decades to treat every sort of ailment and disease and it has been a long time coming in taking off in the UK but now every High Street worth its salt has a Chinese medical practitioner and so they should.
I am a big fan of conventional medicine, as where would we be without it? All the diseases we have cures for now and all the medicines that still work so effectively against many ailments and of course we are an ageing population which is proof in itself that conventional medicine is doing something right. I am a true believer in medical advancement and I do not know a single soul who hasn’t benefited from it. So there. The obvious has been stated. However, it’s the less obvious that I’m interested in. The things that are slow on the uptake for whatever reason. Complementary medicine for one has been slow because conventional doctors are often scared of the unknown and stuck in their ways, not always, of course, but often and more importantly drug companies would prefer to do a roaring trade than to be usurped by a plain and simple needle! It’s the way of world. Commercialism and resistance to change. but change happens. One way or another it forces its way. As time goes on and human disease becomes more resistant to new medicines, as scientists discover new ways and means and push to be heard- regenerative medicine for example – something that I am a big fan of and stem cell treatments. They are the future, whether they come sooner or later, they will eventually take over.
Looking back in history to Chinese medicine we have found a treatment of the future. Now researchers have found it can also boost fertility if used in combination with fertility treatments. Dr Levi-Ari and his team in Tel Aviv University in Israel, a country at the forefront of fertility treatment, found that when combining fertility treatment (IUI) with Chinese acupuncture 65.5% of their test group conceived compared to 39.4% who did not have the acupuncture alongside.
The test group also received Chinese herbal medicine alongside the acupuncture. Acupuncture is also supposed to release endorphins and other helpful chemical substances which can balance the body and stimulate its own healing power. Continue Reading