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Inability to conceive after at least a year of regular sexual intercourse without the use of contraceptives, can be due to causes that lie either in the man or the woman or both. Identification of the underlying causes is the key to successful treatment.

Chinese medicine believes every part and function of the body is inter-related, and assesses the entire individual not isolating fertility issues from the body’s other functions such as digestion and circulation, neither disregard problems relating to diet and lifestyle. Chinese medical theory often gives consideration to small signs and symptoms that Western medicine may regard as irrelevant. In Chinese medicine a reason for a part of the system not functioning may lie elsewhere.

The most common diagnosis is a combination of Liver Energy stagnation, Kidney Energy deficiency, Blood stagnation, Blood deficiency, Spleen energy deficiency and/or Dampness. In Chinese medicine, the Kidney is the key organ responsible for reproduction.

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