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Acupuncture in Houston, TX - Houston Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

2405 South Shepherd, Houston, TX 77019.     TEL: 713-529-8332.

2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030.     TEL: 713-666-5667. 

We are one of the best, biggest, and oldest acupuncture clinics in Houston area.

                   acupuncture for infertility, back pain, PMS, menopause, stress, allergy, migraine headache, endometriosis, neck/shoulder pain, smoking, weight, IVF/IUI, TMJ, tendonitis, arthritis,  depression, anxiety, insomnia,  face lift, quit smoking, etc. One of the oldest and best acupuncture clinics in Houston, TX

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acupuncture houston tx west holcombe clinic Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at 2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX. @ the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.
acupuncture houston tx south shepherd dr. clinic Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at South Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX@ the corner of Westheimer Drive and next to the KFC. This location has been servicing Houston for more than18 years.
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The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner
TEL: 713-666-5667.
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Acupuncture Houston TX-South Shepherd Clinic
TEL: 713-529-8332.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help to get pregnant, acupuncture supports IVF, IUI and fertility.

 Wen-Lung Wu, M.S., L Ac., PHD as Doctor of Medicine in China

Jo-Mei Chiang, M.S. L. Ac. Master of Medicine (China)

Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic, Houston, Texas.


Lara H. P, April 2008

My husband and I are both 40 years old and had pretty much given up on getting pregnant, or at least I had.  We had been trying for 18-24 months.  I had been to a fertility specialist and had the whole battery of tests run.  Luckily there were none of those scary genetic diseases that posed to be a problem, but I did turn out to have stage two endometriosis.   I had a laparoscopy in April of 2007 (at 39) which was conducted without any complications, although I can’t say that I particularly enjoyed my first experience with general anesthesia.  My FSH level was 5.6 at the time.  While I really liked our doctor, and I appreciated his directness, the prognosis he had for us was less than encouraging.  He said that before the surgery he would have placed my chances for conceiving each month in the 1 to 2 percentile range.  That was quite a shock.  The endometriosis had just been too much of an obstacle to overcome.  However, even after the surgery he gave us odds in the 8 – 10% per month range.  Those numbers rang in my ears for hours after the appointment.   

I tried to look at this as positively as possible.  8-10% is a dramatic improvement over 1-2%, but it still didn’t leave us with much to cheer about.  After all, the reverse side of that estimate of course translates to a 90 – 92% chance each month of NOT getting pregnant.  His recommendation at that point was to proceed with THE SHOTS.   I had switched jobs about two years before all of this, and went to work for a company that covered fertility treatments to one that wouldn’t cover a dime.  So, we were faced with a cost of several thousand dollars a cycle to give those shots a try.  Even with the shots, he estimated that our probability of getting pregnant was in the 10-15% range each cycle.  I wasn’t encouraged.  He said we would probably try that for three cycles and if we weren’t successful, we’d move on to IVF.   

As if THE SHOTS weren’t expensive enough on their own, IVF was looking to run in the $10,000+ per cycle range.  If we did that with my own eggs, he said we’d be looking at a 25% potential success rate of conceiving.  And, of course, conceiving (particularly at my age) is only one part of the battle to have a happy and healthy baby.   So, we thought about it.  My stepmother had been through the whole IVF thing for three cycles several years back.  She had conceived, only to miscarry at about five or six weeks which had to be followed by a D&C.  It was a terrible emotional rollercoaster for them.  I think this was one of the biggest factors in our decision not to pursue “conventional” fertility treatment beyond the surgery for the endometriosis.  With just my normal everyday hormones those days leading up to my menstrual cycle were stressful enough.  Each month I would try not to get my hopes up, but no matter what I did, each month when my period arrived it was a bigger and bigger disappointment.  I could only imagine what all of that would be like if I were stuck up with more hormones than a prize hog at the Iowa State Fair (I went to high school there).  

The whole fertility issue spiraled down to a true low in January where I spent an entire night crying.  I’ve never done such a thing in my entire life.  It went on for hours.  This really impacted my husband.  Feeling a little helpless (his swimmers were fine by the way, so he was already doing his part in that area) he started doing some pretty extensive research on his own.  He got books, he Googled, he read and he read.  He became convinced that acupuncture could help.  I wasn’t particularly optimistic.   

He told me that some of the best acupuncturists in the country were right here in Houston.  I still wasn’t sold.  He told me that acupuncture could help jump start and rebalance my female hormones to make conception much more likely.  I didn’t really want to hear it.  I had used up all my energy during the previous year and a half or more of monthly disappointments.  I wasn’t really interested in investing more energy in what seemed to be a hopeless direction.  I was pretty ready to start investigating adoption.  I figured, if we were going to throw probably 20 something thousand dollars at this whole baby thing, I wanted better than 25% odds of coming away with a son or daughter that I was going to get with IVF.   Somehow, he managed to convince me to try the acupuncture.  I don’t really remember how.  I think it had something to do with, “I can’t take watching you like this anymore so you really need to try this idea I have so we can be sure we’ve exhausted all our avenues before we give up.”  As I recall I told him that if he would pick up the phone and make the appointment for me, I would go.  He did, and I went. 

My first appointment with Jannie Chiang was on January 8, 2008.   She asked questions during my intake interview that somehow made me more confident in the process.  For one thing, she asked me a lot about what my doctors had tested and treated me for, the results, etc.  I really appreciated the acknowledgement of western medicine by a specialist in eastern medicine.  I’ve always thought both would be most effective if they took a page out of each other’s books.   I stated seeing Jannie twice a week and popping her prescribed herb pills and tea like crazy.  I kid you not.  I had three or four different herbs of which I took 5-10 tablets each three times a day.  At one point it added up to 60 tablets a day.  There was also tea.  She explained that the herbs were to help raise my temperature.  She wasn’t pleased at all with the basal temperature chart I brought in with each visit.  “Way too low!!, Way too low!!”  So we changed from tea to powder, “Dragon Herbs” specifically, to help heat me up.   

This went on for a few weeks.  While I wasn’t sure if I was becoming more fertile, I was feeling more relaxed than at probably any point in my adult life.  Some times, it almost felt a little like I was on drugs (then again, I was taking an average of 45 pills a day….).  I was used to going through the day like a stress ball.  Stress is generally the only thing that helps me get from the beginning to the end of the day.   So I figured at the least, maybe I was adding a couple of years to my life and my cardiac muscles were thanking me.  I was also hoping that the reduction in stress might make conception more likely.  Everyone has heard those stories about the couples who magically end up pregnant right after they have adopted a kid.  I’ve always thought it was the fact that they stopped stressing out about it every minute of every day that made it happen.   In March, just about two and a half months or so after starting the acupuncture treatments, I took one of those early results pregnancy tests about three days before my menstrual cycle was slated to start.  Negative.  I took another one the day I was supposed to start. Negative.  Nada.  Zippo.  I had some mild cramping, but instead of lasting for several hours followed by the start of my period, it just went away after less than 15 minutes.  I was really cranky, and completely and utterly exhausted.  I was also considering giving up the bi-weekly visits to the acupuncture clinic.  I had sort of decided I’d give it one more cycle, maybe two, and then I would just quit kidding myself.  I had some friends who had friends who had recently adopted, and I asked for their contact information.   

Another two or three days went by and I still hadn’t started my period.  Then I realized something incredibly stupid that made my mouth drop open.  Those two pregnancy tests I had taken weren’t pregnancy tests at all.  I was cleaning out the bathroom closet and realized that I had been out of pregnancy tests and like an idiot had pulled out and used ovulation tests instead.  If you don’t pay attention to the foil wrappers they look just alike!  Of course those little suckers were negative.  Even if I wasn’t pregnant, my ovulation cycle was well over a week away.  So I made yet another trip to the drugstore and purchased yet another box of pregnancy tests wishing I had bought stock in that company two years ago.  I made it home and just stared at the box for a little while.  Finally, I got up the nerve to take the test, and not one but two lines appeared.   Did I jump for joy?  No.  I did what probably every woman has done when she sees those two little lines whether she is hoping for them or not, I got out another stick and somehow managed to summon up some more pee and did it again.  Yep.  Still two lines.  I sat there for quite some time.  Not feeling much other than …….hmmm…..two lines…..pregnant……okay…… I was in a bit of a fog.   

Needless to say, we are thrilled even if it isn’t entirely real yet.  I’m about to kick off week seven, so there is still a long way to go.  My husband has taken to reminding me periodically how right he was about how the acupuncture could help us.  My mother chalks it up to prayer.  Personally, I’m believer that it took a bit of both.  I also think that without the initial surgery, that Jannie would have been unlikely to help us successfully conceive.  I think it took a combination of eastern and western medicine, and faith.   For a few weeks, Jannie and my husband were the only ones who knew.  I was almost as excited to tell her as I was him.  There was a pretty good round of hugging following my little announcement too her!  Not only has she helped us achieve what I thought was impossible, I have come to really enjoy our little chit chats while she is loading me up with needles twice a week.  A genuinely kind soul with a sharp mind.  Someone pretty nice to have on your side.  Now, if she can help us figure out how to deal with having a teenager around the house while we are in our 50s………


Houston Acupuncture and Herb clinic is one of the pioneer acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine clinics in Houston to recognize and react to the infertility needs of the community it serves as well as other men's and women's reproductive health concerns. Having a healthy child is the goal of most any family. Our years of training and keen knowledge of herb therapies will help couples realize their dream of having a healthy child.

 The infertility treatments in Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic includes acupuncture and Chinese herb medicine approach for:

  • Regulate the hormone
  • Normalize the FSH level
  • Eliminate the Qi and blood stagnation, increase the blood circulation in the pelvic  region
  • Release emotional stress, such as depression, anxiety, frustration
  • Improve egg quality and implantation
  • Facilitate and nourish a thick, rich lining


On top of it we also advise

  • a proper diet plan
  • moderate exercise
  • a healthy lifestyle

There are several ailments that can cause infertility:

  • Endometriosis
  • Poly Cystic Ovaries
  • Fibroids, Uterine Fibroids, Tumors
  • Cysts, ovarian cyst
  • Multiple Miscarriage
  • Anxiety, Depression, Stress
  • Age
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Alcohol
  • Medications
  • Environmental toxins, such as pesticides
  • Radiation or chemotherapy
  • Low sperm count or poor sperm activity

We offer a detailed personal treatment plan through the understanding of patient’s hormonal condition, diet, life style, emotional stress and specific disorders in the very first visit.

With more than 25 years of experience in gynecology, we have developed lots of effective acupuncture treatments and herb formulas to improve all issues of women’s heath.  Through our unique and effective treatment plan, the success rate of pregnancy is high.

During the infertility treatments, we explain to the patients their temperature charts, ovulation schedule, the proper diet and habit, hormonal disorders, and monitor the stress to create a positive internal condition and emotion to help conception and fertility.



L.N.   After tried several times of IUI and failed, I highly recommend Jo-Mei Chiang to make your dreams come true!

After tried several times of IUI and failed, I really felt terrible with all the hormone drugs helping my pregnancy. According to the suggestion of my infertility doctor that acupuncture treatment is a big plus for the infertility, I did my research and found Jo-Mei Chiang as my acupuncturist. First, I was still kind of wondering that I should combine the hormone drugs with acupuncture treatment or just tried only the acupuncture and herb treatment.  Thinking back the bad experiences with drugs and I truly believed the natural way, finally I decided to try only the acupuncture and natural herb to help my pregnancy.

Jannie ( Jo-Mei) Chiang, my acupuncturist, closed watch my physical condition and constantly change the herb formulas for me.  Advice me the helpful diet and the other details to watch, I felt wonderful and great with her treatment. No bad side effects, I felt comfortable and confident with the herbs.

I can tell she is very knowledgeable and professional for the field. Within a month, guess what? I pregnant.  I could not believe it.  Really even now I am still in shock. I was extremely happy and excited, and I could not wait to tell her the good news.  I called her on Sunday.

I highly recommend Jo-Mei Chiang to help you make your dreams come true! She is very experienced and extremely professional. After one month of herbs and acupuncture weekly, I was on the right track. I will continue to see her thru my six month pregnancy.

C. M.    In three years I have no monthly periods…

In three years I have no monthly periods. I tried all kinds of medication with the specialists, but no help. Both my husband and I want to have children.

It was a very frustrated experience.

I went to see Acupuncturist Chiang at Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic, after taking one month treatment my period came. And since then I have regular monthly period. My body temperature was very low at first, but after the acupuncture and herb treatments it went up.

I believe now I am on the right direction for my pregnancy.

B. C.  a lot of ovulation pains, due to the fertility medications I was taking…

I have acupuncture treatment from Houston Acupuncture & Herb Clinic in conjunction with a Fertility Specialist for infertility and repeat miscarriages. I was experiencing a lot of ovulation pains, due to the fertility medications I was taking. Dr. Wu was able to place the needles in such a matter that I immediately received relief from the ovary pains. For all women who are undergoing fertility treatment, Dr. Wu’s treatment is a must.

A.B.   I have irregular monthly period… It is very difficult for me to get pregnant…

I have irregular monthly period. It is very difficult for me to get pregnant. After one child I decided to get help from acupuncture instead of western medicine.

I went to see acupuncturist Chiang. She is very professional and patient, within one month with acupuncture and herb treatments I got pregnant. It is a big surprise for me! I could not believe the Chinese medicine treatment is so wonderful. 

I pursuit the treatments till 6 months to secure the pregnancy.

Now I am planning to get the third baby. Of course Acupuncturist Chiang is my one and best choice again.

N.C.  With left ovary removed and uterine fibroid, “Amazingly” in one month I get pregnant.

I am writing the testimonial to help other women who find themselves in a position I once was.  I was diagnosed with demoid cysts and had my left ovary removed about 2 years ago.  I go a uterine fibroid last year. My I had problems getting pregnant. After around a year of trying with no luck, my doctor put me on Clomid.

Through the research, I understand acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help infertility a great deal, so I started to have infertility treatments from Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic. With Acupuncturist Chiang’s professional help, in one month I get pregnant. I am so excited and surprised.  I am a tough case, but Acupuncturist Chiang is so experienced and knowledgeable.  If she can help me, she can make your dream comes true.

Thank you, Jannie Chiang, so much for your help.

 How will acupuncture and Chinese medicine help me get pregnant?

I am willing to try anything!” Is this how you feel about your attempts to conceive a child?  If so, seriously considering Traditional Chinese Medicine performed by a skilled professional is a viable and success option many people have chosen.

Since acupuncture helps clear and regulate your internal conditions to get organs operating correctly a natural process is kick-started. This is why acupuncture is so effective, because acupuncture helps the body heal itself as opposed to masking the issue or introducing foreign chemicals into the body’s system via western medicines. Because systems are flowing as they should, what naturally happens is this:

Your hormone production normalizes: menstruation regularities, normalized FSH level, increase the success rate of conceive,

Increased blood flow to your organs, especially the reproductive ones: improve egg quality, thick and rich the lining of uterus for implantation, reduce luteal phase defect, this in turn

Improves the functionality and overall wellness of your ovaries and uterus: reduce the risk of miscarriage, relax the emotional stress, promote a healthy environment for full tern pregnancy.

As understanding of and education about acupuncture increases this practice has become seriously recommended by Western doctors and is now seen as a valid form of treatment to be considered. Acupuncture has been used as a form of effective treatment for over 3000 years! Recent studies have shown that acupuncture therapies can be an integral part of those couples experiencing infertility.

In our experience, Acupuncture is most effective for couples that are experiencing a functional problem, like irregular ovulation, rather than a physical or structural problem, like a blockage in the sperm ducts. We strongly recommend Chinese herbs for infertility. These will supplement the acupuncture and any other treatment you may be receiving. Basically because increasing your internal wellness. Poor eating choices and naturally occurring toxins in the body create problems in flow. Overall internal wellness is dependant, once again on good input. This will produce good output, no matter what the problem in your system.

Acupuncture and herbs will help the regulate progesterone levels. This increases your chances for maximum fertilized egg implantation. Some patients after implantation experience the scary occurrence of spotting. Visiting the clinic for acupuncture will aid in stopping the spotting.

Acupuncture for infertility, fertility & IUI/ IVF support.

Could Acupuncture help for IUI, IVF and donor egg transfer treatments?

Recent studies have shown that acupuncture definitely increases the rate of pregnancy in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). 

In 2002 a German study showed that a success rate of 42.5 % , 34 women out of 80 got pregnant who had IVF and acupuncture.  Only 26%  (21 women) of the 80 women became pregnant with IVF only.

Another American study showed that 51% of the women out of 114 received IVF and acupuncture became pregnant, 36% without acupuncture. Also with acupuncture only 8% of the women miscarried, but 20% miscarried with IVF only.

Furthermore, women who received acupuncture also had lower rates of ectopic pregnancies. These impressive numbers are to examine carefully when making your choice about acupuncture therapies.

When should acupuncture treatment start with IUI, IVF or other conventional infertility procedures?

From more and more clinical studies showed that a combination of acupuncture and Chinese medicine can effectively help fertility.

Acupuncture is a procedure to improve the circulation to the pelvic region and promote the function of reproductive organs.  In order to achieve this goal, usually patients should receive acupuncture treatments 3 to 4 months before and after the embryo transfer.

Who will be candidates for acupuncture and herbal medicine?

Any female and male with infertility issues should seriously consider acupuncture and Chinese herb medicine therapy.

Female infertility conditions involved with hormonal imbalance such as irregular menstruation, high FSH level, PMS, poor egg quality form aging, luteal phase defect, poor implantation, anovulation, reoccur miscarriage, unexplained infertility.

In male infertility commonly seen are low sperm count, poor sperm activity.

All would be recommended to receive acupuncture and Chinese medicine therapy. 


How does acupuncture support IVF or donor egg transfer?

Acupuncture enhances the blood circulation and increases the blood flow to the reproductive oranges. The stagnation and blood stasis inside the pelvic cavity would be reduced.

The increased Qi and blood flow nourishes and makes a thick , rich lining of uterus for better implantation.

Through the needle adjustment, acupuncture balances the hormone level for producing good quality egg, and strengthens the function of organs to eliminate the risk of miscarriage as well as for a health full term pregnancy. Researches showed acupuncture can greatly increase the successful rate of IVF.

How many acupuncture treatments do I need during the IVF?

We suggested patients received once a week for two month, and twice a week in the moth before the IVF till the embryo transfer.

What changes do I expect during IVF with acupuncture?

Because acupuncture improves:

The Qi and blood circulation and eliminate the stagnation in the body-  the energy level would be increased, you will experience more energetic, the hormone level would be more balanced, such as FSH level may be normalized.

The internal stress would be reduced-  so emotional stress such as frustration, anxiety automatically reduced greatly.  Peaceful and restful sleep pattern also will generate.

Physical and spiritual conditions both lift up and gain more confidence and self control to go through the pregnancy.

Infertility theory in the perspective of Chinese medicine

The percentage of infertility is increasing a lot more through the years from environmental factors, diet, stress, medicine, etc.  Most commonly seen in the female between the ages of 25 to 35 years old.

Infertility can be divided into two different types:

1. Primary infertility - A couple with proper age and normal sexual life, no birth control preparation, never had history of pregnancy, but could not get pregnant after trying for at least two years. 

2. Secondary infertility – A couple with proper age and normal sexual life, also had history of pregnancy, without birth control procedures, but no pregnancy after trying for two years.

Absolute infertility in either husband or wife cannot be corrected by any efforts. Usually it is a genetic problem and cannot be changed in any way, so we do not discuss it here.

Infertility caused by compatibility issues is temporary and it can be corrected by medicine or other efforts.

Etiology and Pathogenesis

The etiology and pathogenesis include two main reasons – excess and deficiency. 

Deficiency mostly is from insufficiency of blood, Qi, Yin and Yang of kidney.  Excess mostly is from the liver Qi and phlegm stagnation.

1. Kidney Qi deficiency: Due to congenital kidney Qi deficiency, abused sexual life, chronic diseases or frequent miscarriages or abortion, causes the impairment of kidney Qi, failing to properly nourish the Ren and Chong meridians, resulting in coldness and lack of moisture in the uterus, leading to infertility.  Ren and Chong meridians are the most important meridians to the reproductive organs. These two meridians make a complete transportation of body essence, Qi and blood in the center of the body to nourish the reproductive organs.

2. Liver Qi stagnation: In Chinese medicine, chronic emotional stress impairs the liver function. Emotional stress such as depression, anxiety, anger, etc obstructs the liver blood and cause the liver Qi stagnation.  Due to the stagnation of liver Qi, the function of liver to store blood is affected. Insufficient blood fails to nourish the Ren and Chong channels properly.  The uterus then is short of replenishment from Ren and Chong meridians, infertility is the consequence.

3. Phlegm dampness: mainly due to a bad diet.  Consumption of fatty foods and other bad dietary habits damage the function of the spleen and stomach.  So the functions of transformation and transportation by the spleen and stomach are impaired.  The nourishment of Qi and blood in the middle jiao gets slowed down and the vital Qi and defensive Qi in the middle jiao also become weak.  Therefore the pathogenic factors easily invade the middle and lower jiao, where the uterus is located.

Since the functions of the spleen and stomach are damaged, then the function of water and moisture transformation from the spleen impaired, the damp phlegm is produced more and causes the obstruction of Ren and Du meridians.  Without enough essence flows from Ren and Chong channels in addition to the invasion of pathogenic factors, the uterus is then disabled.

4. Blood stasis: 

1.      Due to chronic imbalance conditions, such as congenital blood deficiency, or deficiency of the spleen and stomach functions, prolonged diseases, or invasion of pathogenic factors. All these cause the disharmony of Qi, blood and body fluid, then “deficient heat” is generated. The deficient heat stagnates the flow of Qi and blood, and then produces blood stasis.

2.      Due to improper health care after delivery or during menstruation.  Such as consumption of a lot of cold drinks or cold food, or being careless about the weather change, or not getting enough rest, etc, causes Qi and blood stagnation and subsequent failure to warm the uterus.  Therefore the damp heat pathogenesis easily invades and produces blood stasis.

Diagnosis of infertility

The diagnosis of infertility is based on the analysis of the cause. According to the differential of the syndrome to regulate and nourish the productive organs.

1. Kidney Yang deficiency: because of kidney Yang deficiency, the nourishment of the Chong and Ren meridians are greatly reduced.  The reproductive organs could not get enough essence from Chong and Ren meridians, and the uterus functionality is reduced. Kidney deficiency symptoms manifest on the lower back and bones. With lack of circulation of kidney Yang, the loin and knees start to get weak and painful.  Since the Chong and Ren channels are deficient, which fail to tonify the bladder and lower jiao, urination and bowel movements are also then affected.

Symptoms: infertility long after marriage, delayed menstruation with light coloring and amount, or no menstruation, dark complexion, pain and coldness in loin and knees, no sexual desire, loose stool, clear and profuse urination. Pale tongue with thin and white coating.  Deep and thready pulse.

2. Kidney Yin deficiency:  Due to kidney Yin deficiency, Blood, Qi and body essence are reduced.  When blood circulation is less, this then affects the liver function to store the blood.  As the liver blood is reduced, the five sense organs and the head are affected. The whole body’s nourishment is not enough; therefore muscle loss occurs, the menstruation becomes light, there is a feeling of no energy, and other deficient symptoms occur.

Symptoms: normal or shortened menstrual cycle with light amount and no blood clots. Weight loss, fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, tinnitus, hearing loss, and weak lower body, a reddish tongue, with little or no fuzzy coating, deep and thready pulse.

3. Liver Qi stagnation: Due to Liver Qi stagnation, the function of the liver is impaired such as storage of the blood and transportation of the Qi and blood from the upper body to the lower body. Since there is a shortage of blood supply and nourishment, the uterus becomes weak.

Symptoms: Irregular menstrual cycle with light amount, darker color, with some clots.  During the monthly period, the patient feels the menstruation pain.  Before the monthly period, patient feels swelling and pain in the breasts, plus emotional stress such as depression, anxiety or irritability.  Tongue color is normal or red with taut pulse.

4. Phlegm dampness: In Chinese medicine, being overweight causes the damp phlegm in the body.  The phlegm blocks the Qi and blood circulation, and obstructs the nourishment replenishment of meridians and organs. It leads to the poor circulation of Qi and blood in the whole body and reproductive organs.

Symptoms: obesity or overweight. Delayed menstrual cycle with sticky discharge or even no menstruation.  Pale complexion, palpitation, dizziness, nausea, and a feeling of stuffiness in the chest. Tongue coating is white and greasy. Slippery pulse.

5. Blood stasis:  Due to the blood stasis blockage, the replenishment of reproductive organs is insufficient. The stasis associated with the menstrual cycle causes the blood clots and menstrual pain.

Symptoms: Menstruation is painful associated with clots and pain in the lower abdomen. The tongue color is purple with dark purple spots. Taut and thready pulse.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment for infertility

1.     Kidney Yang deficiency

Treatment Method:  Tonify the kidney yang, replenish Qi and blood, nourish the Chong and Ren meridians, and strengthen the reproductive organs.

Chinese Herb formula:  Wen Zhong Tang.

2.     Kidney Yin deficiency

Treatment Method:  Nourish the kidney yin and increase the body essence, support the liver and enhance the Chong meridian.

Chinese Herb formula: Yang Jing Zhong Yu Tang.

Ingredients: Rhizoma Rehmanniae Praeparata, radix Paeoniae Alba, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Fructus Corni

3.     Liver Qi stagnation:

Treatment Method: Remove the stagnation of liver Qi, regulate the function of liver, and nourish the reproductive organs.

Chinese Herb formula: Bai Ling Tiao Gang Tang or Kaiyu Zhongyu  Tang

4.   Phlegm dampness

Treatment Method: Reduce dampness and dissolve phlegm.  Nourish the Chong meridian and reproductive organs.  Regulate the menstrual cycle.

Chinese Herb formula: Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan or Qi gong Wan.

4.     Blood stasis

Treatment Method: remove the blood stasis, promote blood and Qi circulation and nourish the uterus.

Chinese Herb formula: Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang – Resina Commiphorae, Fructus Foeniculi, Rhizoma Zingiberis, Rhizoma Corydalis, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Rhizoma Chuanxiong, Cortex Cinnamomi, Radix Paeoniae Rubra, Pollen Typhae, Semen Yaccariae, Rhizoma Cyperi, Hirudo.

Acupuncture Treatment for Infertility

Body Acupuncture:

  1. Liver Qi stagnation: taichong ( LV 3), Sanyinjiao ( SP 6), Qihai (CV 6).

  2. Phlegm dampness kidney deficiency: Qixue (KI 13), Sanyinjiao ( SP 6), etc

  3. Blood stasis: Siman ( KI 14), Zhongji ( CV 3), etc.

Ear Acupuncture: Kidney, uterus, ovary, endocrine.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1. Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic- South Shepherd location:
    2405 South Shepherd @ Westheimer (between Westheimer and Fairview), Houston, TX  77019.
    This location has been servicing Houston for more than18 years.
Tel: 713-529-8332    
Click the left-side top picture or here for the location map.

2. Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic- West Holcombe Location:   
    2431 West Holcombe @Kirby (between Kirby and Fannin Street), Houston, TX 77030.
Tel: 713-666-5667    
  The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.

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