A traditional Chinese Medicine therapy has shown to be more
effective than Western hormone treatment in improving women's
The scientific findings followed experiments involving rats,
medical experts said yesterday at a seminar on combining TCM and
Western medicine on obstetrics and gynecology.
The studies showed TCM was effective in enhancing women's ovary
function, the experts said.
TCM fertility therapy was developed by Yu Jin from Shanghai
Qinkuntang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital.
Cooperating with Yu, scientists from the State Key Laboratory of
Reproductive Biology under the Institute of Zoology of Chinese
Academy of Sciences conducted experiments on elderly rats with
Two of the eight rats receiving high dosage of Yu's TCM therapy
got pregnant and delivered seven babies, one of the eight rats with
low dosage of Yu's therapy delivered three and none of the rats
with hormone therapy delivered offspring.
"The overall secretion of female hormone and egg production of
rats with Yu's therapy was better than those with hormone
treatment," said Chen Yanling, a researcher in the laboratory.
"The experiment provides evidence that TCM therapy for clinical
practice would be effective."
According to Yu, poor women's fertility was mostly caused by
poor ovary function and other ovary and womb diseases.
"About 30 percent of female infertility is because of poor ovary
function and the incidence is growing," she said.
Yu has promoted her therapy as a combination of TCM and Western
(Shanghai Daily November 30, 2007)