Friday, July 24, 2009

Overcome Female Infertility --How to Treat Infertility With Bupleurum

Written By Kyle J. Norton. All right reserved. Any reproduction is allowed only with author mane and all links intact.
As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist. We have spent most of the time in this series discussing the conventional and Chinese medicine in treating fertility. I believe, it is the best time to change the subject by discussing how to treat female infertility with Chinese herb - bupleurum
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I. Definition
Bupleurum also known as Bei Chai Hu, is a very large genus of plants and belongs to the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae). It has used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years in treating infections with fever and liver problems.

II. How bupleurum effects female fertility
1. Liver qi stagnation
The herb is said to have a liver tonic effect that helps to release liver qi stagnation as resulting of accumulating toxins over whelming the body, leading to abnormal function of liver in regulating the spleen function in insulin production resulting in hormone imbalance and irregular menstrual cycle. Also sluggish liver reduce it's function in essential fatty acids metabolism, leading to over production of certain hormone in the prostaglandins family resulting in menstrual cramps and pain and iver active uterus that effects the chance of fertility.

2. Kidney
It not also helps to improve kidney function in urinary extraction but also restores it's function in regulating the steroid growth hormone, leading to hormone balancing and decreasing the risk of irregular menstrual cycle.

3. Kidney yin deficiency
It is considered as a cool to cold herb, thereby, it helps to release over abundant yang qi that obstructs the normal process of egg production and increases the risk of irregular menstrual cycle.

4. Immune system
Bupleurum is also a immune function tonic with the "cool to Cold side. beside helping immune system in fighting against bacteria and virus invasion, it also increase the immune system to recognize sperm are part of the body's tissue and not to attack them. It works well if the infection is caused by immune abnormal function in yin qi deficiency

5. Spleen function
It also has an effect in spleen function in production of insulin that helps to reduce the risk of insulin fluctuation, leading to production of certain hormone ( serotonin) and interrupting the hormone production ( progesterone), thereby, increasing the chance of fertility.

6. Blood flow
It is said that bupleurum helps to reduce the levels of cholesterol and triglyceride, therefore it not helps to improve the function of the heart, but also increases blood flow to the reproductive organs, resulting in lessening the risk of infertility

III. Side effects
It may cause
1. Nausea
3. Reflux
4. Increase bowel movement
If over dose.

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