Complimentary Medicine - Herbs and Fertility
Many people seeking treatment at the clinic where I practice are also interested in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)such as herbs.
In the past, studies with fuzzy scientific designs supported anecdotal reports on complimentary or alternative therapies. Thanks to demanding consumers, the scientific community is responding to the use of these popular treatments with more accurate research. Progress has been made, but more studies are needed to fully understand the benefits and risks from herbs.
Herbal remedies, though considered "natural or Mother Nature's miracles", may produce a range of adverse reactions or side effects and may even counteract or interfere with other medications and treatments. Working with someone knowledgeable in the field is always recommended. Herbs should be used with the same caution you would use with any drug. Please click this link for a more in-depth analysis of herbs and conception.
At Pacific Fertility Center, where I practice, we welcome your questions and understand your desire to seek all possible successful treatments. Because the effects of some herbs may be harmful or counterproductive, it is important to discuss with your Doctor any additional therapies you may be using or considering while undergoing infertility treatments.
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