Premature Ovarian Failure

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is a loss of normal ovarian function before the age of 40. Ovarian reserve is measure of the remaining number of eggs in the ovaries. As the women ages, ovarian reserve becomes depleted. Women with POF show high levels of FSH. This is why the doctors perform FSH tests, to see if the levels are too high.

A number of studies have shown that acupuncture and herbal medicine can improve the pituitary and hypothalamus. This can restore ovulation, reduce FSH, promote estrogen production and regulate LH. Acupuncture can also regulate and prevent the symptoms that are associated with POF (night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and a thin uterine lining. As estrogen increases the menstrual cycle will also become more regular.

Dr. Paul Magerelli performed a research study on the effects of acupuncture on ovarian reserve. In the study he found that women who have poor ovarian reserve and elevated FSH and who combine acupuncture treatment with their IVF cycles can expect the same chance of success as women with normal ovarian reserve without acupuncture. Dr. Magerelli has said “that the use of acupuncture in patients with poor prognosis (high FSH, infertility, poor ovarian reserve) can achieve similar pregnancy rates to normal prognosis patients.”

At Reproductive Wellness we work with patients who want to improve their ovarian reserve and improve their chances of conception, with or without IVF.



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2 thoughts on “Premature Ovarian Failure”

  1. Tsigereda Hagos

    Hi my name is Tsigereda Hagos. I have been diagnosed with POF and with high FHS (78.8). Is there any one you know of in Seattle Washington who practice natural wellness (like you). If there is would you please give me the phone #. thank you very much

  2. hi Tsigereda,
    I don’t have anyone in Seattle on the top of my mind right now, but I will do some research and let you know.
    What we could also do, is having a skype consultation. We have patients from all over the world, so you being in Seattle should not be a problem 🙂
    During a skype consultation, we will evaluate your case and ask you A LOT of information. A couple days after, we will send you a complete treatment plan for you to follow (diet, supplements, lifestyle changes, therapies to implement at home…) and will ship/tell you where to get anything you might need. After a month, we will follow up to evaluate your progress. You can find all the information you need here:

    Let us know if you have any questions!

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