Category Archives: Fertility

Herbal supplements that improve chances of conceiving?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Are there any herbal supplements that might help improve chances of conceiving? A: Depending on your physical health, there are some food-grade and herbal supplements that might help with fertility. Some food-grade herbs include Chinese chives, winter melon, and tofu. Avoid cold and raw foods, excessive greasy foods, vinegar, shellfish, coffee,…

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Acupuncture treatment for fertility?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, If I choose acupuncture as a fertility treatment, how long does it take before I can try to become pregnant? A: Generally speaking, acupuncture treatments are subtler and require longer time to take effect. Depending on the condition and underlying issues, usually changes in the menstrual cycle can be detected between…

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Suggestions to improve a low-sperm count?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What homeopathic suggestions can you offer to improve a low sperm count or poor-quality sperm? A: In addition to herbal remedies, there are some practical approaches to consider. First and foremost, a balanced diet containing ample amounts of protein and nutrients should be maintained. Avoid smoking, coffee, and alcohol. If you…

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