ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT IN FEMALE PATIENT WITH INFERTILITY DUE TO ELEVATED TSH
Blagica Arsovska, Jihe Zhu and Kristina Kozovska*
Infertility is a very common problem in couples of child-bearing age, affecting around 10% of the couples. Although today's technology is very advanced, 10%–15% of the infertile couples still fail to conceive after several in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfers. A lot of female patients who have infertility due to implantation failures, fail to produce pinopodes. Pinopodes are hormonally regulated cellular structures on the uterine epithelial surface, which promote receptivity. In the early stages of pregnancy, a receptive endometrium is critical for successful implantation of the embryo. In this article is reported a case of a 30 year old woman struggling with infertility due to high TSH levels. The patient was in preparation for in vitro fertilization. 4 acupuncture treatments were made in a period of 4 weeks starting from 27.06.20 to 17.07.20. Before the treatment the TSH level was increased above the normal rate (8.153 mUI/ml) and after the treatment the TSH level was normalized (3.028 mUI/ml). The TSH level was normalized with only 4 treatments in a period of 4 weeks. Immediately after the treatments, the patient began the in vitro fertilization procedure. The acupuncture treatment as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine is an effective treatment in thyroid and fertility conditions with elevated TSH levels and can be successful in regulating the energy in the body and restoring the hormonal and the balance of the reproductive and endocrine system.
Keywords: traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, thyroid, infertility.
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