Egg Quality

Since effective contraception became available, women have been able to delay childbearing. However, fertility decreases with increasing maternal age, and this is in large part due to a decline in egg quality. A slow but steady decrease in fertility is observed in women aged between 30 and 35 years, followed by an accelerated decline among women aged over 35 years. Both environmental and genetic factors contribute to biological ovarian aging, and poor egg quality.

As a woman ages, her fertility declines because of the loss of follicles from the ovary and an associated reduction in oocyte quality. The reduction in oocyte quality is in line with the increased incidence of miscarriages and chromosomal aberrations that occur after the age of 35 years.

During the cycle of development towards ovulation, certain factors can affect the quality of the eggs that are preparing for ovulation. As an egg takes around 90 days to become ripe for ovulation, any changes you make will take at least three months to have an effect.

Our treatment approach is to optimize your body’s internal environment during the crucial period in which the egg develops and is recruited. Studies show that acupuncture can improve blood flow to the reproductive organs, balance hormones, optimize implantation, and reduce miscarriage rate. Frequency of acupuncture (1-3 times per week) over three or more cycles greatly improves egg quality and fertility.

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