Ovulation Disorders

Every month a normally ovulating female releases a mature egg according to precise timing governed by hormones. This process of follicle development and ovulation is so complex that small changes can disrupt the balance and prevent ovulation.

Ovulation disorders are one of the most common causes of fertility challenges and present in 30-40 percent of women. Ovulation disorders such as infrequent or absent ovulation (anovulation) often results in infrequent periods (oligomenorrhea).

Ovulation disorders can lead to some of the following challenges:

  • fewer changes to conceive
  • challenges in determining the most fertile times
  • eggs not being released from the follicle
  • eggs being released out of sync with other factors necessary for fertilization and implantation

Some common causes of ovulation disorders are:

  • hypothalamus dysfunction
  • hyperprolactinemia
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • ovarian cysts
  • luteal phase defect
  • pituitary or adrenal tumors
  • primary ovarian falilure (POF)
  • resistant ovarian syndrome

At Abundant Spring Fertility Acupuncture we treat each person individually and develop a customized treatment plan to restore ovulation and optimal ovarian health and egg quality.  By combining Chinese herbal medicine, dietary & supplement recommendations, and lifestyle modifications we help many women ovulate healthy eggs.  One goal is to increase ovarian and follicle health so that the egg that is ovulation is healthier, which leads to healthier embryos, and healthier babies. 

Treatment goals to restore healthy ovulation include:

  • regulating reproductive hormones
  • increasing blood flow to the ovaries & uterus
  • optimizing follicular responsiveness and production
  • increasing energy, digestion and nutrient absorption

If you are struggling with fertility challenges due to an ovulation disorder, contact us to find out how we can help. 

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