Low AMH Levels
Low AMH Levels
Women from 35 years of age onwards are more likely to have low AMH levels. The level drops naturally in most women from 40 years of age onwards. As we get older, we become more and more deficient. Life wears us out. It is therefore important to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout our life, as the Chinese still do. Unfortunately, when most people are young, then tend to feel invincible and will work long hours, party all night, drink too much alcohol and eat junk food. This eventually catches up with the body.
It often comes as a shock to most women diagnosed with low AMH levels, at a time in their life when they feel they know who they are and what they want, only to be told that their body is starting to show signs of aging and fertility is now a challenge.
In women with a low AMH level, western doctors often recommend a donor cycle. This can be hard on some couples. However, in my clinic, in some women, it is still possible to treat them and for them to fall pregnant naturally. However, it can take several months of treatment using acupuncture, Chinese herbs, dietary and lifestyle advice.
AMH is really a measure of egg quality rather than quantity. Eggs mature in a line, like on a conveyor belt, waiting for their turn to become the dominant follicle. This process takes around 120 days. The quality of the egg, when it comes to maturity, is dependent on the body's health during those 120 days.
If the body's health can be increased to a level at which all bodily needs have been met and there is energy and blood left over and then it can be used to influence the quality of the emerging follicles. In such cases, all aspects of life should be optimised including diet, lifestyle, supplements and the taking of Chinese herbs with acupuncture. Acupuncture alone is not strong enough to be of much assistance.