Our Approach to Fertility
Dr. Chow Gallen uses a holistic, evidence-based driven approach to fertility. She supports the patient physically, mentally, and emotionally to achieve optimal health. This, in turn, helps your body produce the highest quality eggs, increase fertility success rates, and produce healthy live births. Underlying conditions are addressed such as PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid disease, metabolic syndrome, etc., using Dr. Chow Gallen’s three pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine personalized for you: acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine (as approved by your fertility specialist), and nutrition.
Dr. Chow Gallen incorporates lab reports, BBT charting, pulse and tongue diagnosis to determine the patient's imbalances of “qi, blood, yin, yang, and jing.” She correlates the ancient vocabulary of Chinese medicine to Western terms. For example, during phase 1 of the menstrual cycle, “the Chong vessel must empty completely;” in other words, the uterine lining needs to be appropriately flushed out to allow fresh new endothelial lining to build up during the follicular phase. Using the powerful tools of TCM, Dr. Chow Gallen “nourishes yin,” i.e., promoting the follicle to ripen mature eggs and “tonifies blood,” so more blood vessels grow thickening the endometrium.
Although Chinese medicine may be incorporated at any stage, we highly encourage patients to optimize their health 3-6 months prior to starting fertility treatments. To understand how to bring out your best health and improve your fertility, contact Dr. Chow Gallen at (929) 277-8698.