The Zhai Programme is our full-body approach to diagnosing and treating fertility issues. We work closely with our patients to:
Each patient’s Programme is tailored to them, including the following elements:
Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese herbs contain powerful healing properties that can treat symptoms as well as rectify the underlying problem that is preventing a successful pregnancy. Research has shown that the herbs can influence the chromosomal makeup of the eggs and sperm thus increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy. At The Zhai Clinic, we prescribe every patient bespoke herbal mixtures derived solely from plant leaves, flowers, roots, stems, and seeds (and so are suitable for vegans and vegetarians). We are vehemently against the use of animal ingredients in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Acupuncture. This ancient therapeutic technique promotes your body’s natural healing response and rebalances its natural energy flow (known as Qi or chi). By targeting specific points in your body that are “blocked,” we help clear your body’s energy pathways that connect the organs of the body and are fundamental to fertility.
Zhai Fertility Supplements. Our high-quality supplements are designed to provide couples with all of the necessary vitamins and minerals to give them the best possible chance for conception. Unique to the UK, they contain a wide range of essential vitamins and minerals, such as folic acid, zinc, and selenium. They also include a selection of classic Chinese herbs, including goji berry, sesame, and ginseng, known for their fertility-boosting powers.
Lifestyle guidance. Based on the imbalances identified, we offer advice on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices to maximize your health and wellness—both physical and mental—and prepare your body for the journey ahead.
The Zhai Programme focuses on regulating the menstrual cycle, supporting ovarian function, creating a healthy uterine environment, and improving the quality of the eggs and sperm to reduce the risk of chromosomal abnormalities. Completing The Programme improves successful pregnancy rates for both natural and assisted conceptions, across the full range of assisted fertility treatments. (View our success rates here).