High FSH/Low Ovarian Reserve

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is an important hormone in the natural menstrual cycle. FSH is a hormone released from the pituitary gland that tells the ovaries to start preparing an egg to ovulate each cycle.  As a woman ages, the amount and quality of her eggs decreases, as a result the pituitary gland needs to secrete larger amounts of FSH in order to stimulate the ovaries to produce a healthy follicle.  

Ovarian reserve is a measure of the amount of eggs in the ovaries.  Ovarian reserve becomes depleted as a woman ages.  Although there is a correlation between a woman’s age and her ovarian reserve, one does not necessarily determine the other.  Many older women have strong ovarian reserve and some younger women do not.  For patients with poor ovarian reserve, we use Chinese medicine to improve blood flow to the ovaries thereby increasing sensitivity to FSH and improve egg quality. 

Women with high FSH and/or premature ovarian failure (POF) are often told there is nothing that can be done to improve their chances of conceiving and many IVF clinics require FSH to be in a certain range before they will proceed with any reproductive treatments.  Traditional Chinese medicine does not hold this viewpoint.  We treat the whole person and not just their condition.  Once you are healthier overall, your reproductive function will be healthier too.  

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been proven to reduce FSH levels and improve egg quality.  Our acupuncture treatment helps refocus the body’s natural healing energies on reproductove function to restore the vitality and balance ncessary for conception.  


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Eastern Bench is a reputable wellness clinic in the Salt Lake area with a specialty in natural fertility and IVF support.  We are very dedicated to providing high quality holistic care to our clients.  To set up an appointment, please call (385)279-2410 or request an appointment online. We offer free 15 minute consultations to those who would like to learn more about our treatment options.  Please contact us by submitting this form if you should have any additional questions.

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