Programme Details

We customise The Zhai Programme for both women and men to help our patients conceive naturally or prepare for an assisted fertility treatment.

THE ZHAI PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN

The Zhai Programme for Women includes:

  • Initial one-hour consultation
  • Fortnightly follow-up consultations and acupuncture sessions, lasting for approximately 45 minutes
    • Consultations will last up to 15 minutes, including a review of your progress, assessing your response to our treatment, and deciding whether any changes need to be made to your prescription
    • Your bespoke acupuncture session follows your consultation, lasting approximately 30 minutes
  • Chinese herbs—prescribed for your unique diagnosis—will be adapted as the Programme progresses to optimise results
  • Guidance on pursuing assisted fertility treatment, and three sessions of acupuncture during any assisted fertility treatment
  • Whenever possible, coordinating with your physician if you pursue assisted fertility treatment
  • Treatment for an additional 13 weeks (through first trimester of pregnancy) for patients with recent history of recurrent miscarriage, or up to the point of the most recent miscarriage if longer than 13 weeks
  • Check-up consultation four to six weeks before due date for patients hoping to conceive again, including a herbal prescription to help the uterus recover more quickly post-birth

Length of treatment: The length and course of treatment depends on a range of individual factors. In 2017, the average length of treatment was 10-12 months: 57% of patients conceived within six months, 32.5% conceived within 12 months, and 10.5% took more than one year to conceive. We recommend that patients undertake a minimum treatment period of three months to be able to benefit from the TCM treatment.

THE ZHAI PROGRAMME FOR MEN

The Zhai Programme for Men improves the quality and quantity of sperm and includes:

  • Initial one-hour consultation
  • Fortnightly follow-up consultations and acupuncture session, lasting for approximately 45 minutes
    • Consultations will last up to 15 minutes, including a review of your progress, assessing your response to our treatment, and deciding whether any changes need to be made to your prescription
    • Your bespoke acupuncture session follows your consultation, lasting approximately 30 minutes
  • Chinese herbs—prescribed by our clinicians for your unique diagnosis—will be adapted as the course progresses for optimum results.

Length of treatment: The length and course of treatment depends on a range of individual factors. In 2017, the average length of treatment was 10-12 months: 57% of patients conceived within six months, 32.5% conceived within 12 months, and 10.5% took more than one year to conceive. We recommend that patients undertake a minimum treatment period of three months to be able to benefit from the TCM treatment.