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Qualified as a medical doctor in Western medicine in China with a Medical degree from Beijing, China and a PhD degree from the UK. Many year research and clinical experiences. This blog is for information only.

Sunday, 19 March 2023

Why your FSH level is increased? Acupuncture lowers FSH level to help you to get pregnant.

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) s produced in the brain and FSH acts at ovaries to stimulate follicles developments to produce oestrogen and progesterone. If ovaries are not functioning well, they don’t respond to FSH stimulation. The brain will increase FSH production to push ovaries to work hard. As a result, FSH level is elevated.

If women want to have children, their ovaries need to be functioning to produce eggs. If FSH is low in the normal range, this indicates that ovaries are working well.

Acupuncture can help improve ovary function and lower FSH level. This is proved by the research paper. For example a systematic review assessed current evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effects of acupuncture for patients with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) which FSH level is elevated.

They analysed eight RCTs selected. Their result has shown that acupuncture significantly lowered serum FSH levels.

Junyoung Jo, et al Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015; 2015: 842180.
Yang Fu et al Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2022; 2022: 9053930.

Acupuncture can help to raise progesterone level to get pregnant.

In women progesterone is mainly made in the ovary. The production of progesterone is increasing rapidly after ovulation. Its level is highes...