Dr. Ekinyi Ochete, a Fertility Specialist, says the benefit of Nigerian women choosing alternative medicine and acupuncture to help with sub-fertility will be seeking to completely rebalance their body,while urging them to embrace alternative medicines and treatments to solve problems of fertility.

Ochete, who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of EEK Fertility Herbal Limited, said this to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

She said that this means that they would feel an improvement in their general health, energy and emotions.

The fertility specialist noted that another benefit was that alternative medical treatment, including acupuncture, was absolutely complementary with Western treatments.

“The two medicines can work well together to help you have a healthy little baby,” she added.

According to her, the vast majority of sub-fertility causes are non-structural. Although many doctors will point out structural reasons such as endometriosis, fibroids or polycystic ovarian syndrome, the fact is that these conditions are a symptom of imbalances in the body and are reversible using acupuncture and herbs.

“As long as these conditions are treated quickly enough, they are unlikely to leave any structural problem that would cause infertility. Most causes of sub-fertility are actually treatable and reversible conditions,” she added.

She said that she had provided treatment perfect for those wanting to overcome problems in fertility male or female, prevent miscarriages or those undergoing Western assisted fertility treatments such as IVF through herbal product.

“Treatment at our Fertility Clinic includes: A full medical diagnosis and consultation with other fertility expert, including personalised lifestyle advice. This includes analysis of any medical records and tests. A session of authentic syndrome acupuncture tailored to your needs.

“It is very common to experience difficulties having children with about one in seven couples struggling to conceive. It is also relatively common for women to suffer from multiple miscarriages. We have successfully helped over six thousands of couples to have children with the plants God gave us in Nigeria.,” she explained.

Ochete said that based on cultures and geographical regions, various kinds of herbal remedies have evolved around the world, while urging Nigerians that their ancestors took only certain kinds of specific natural remedies to fight or prevent a specific illness.

She added that alternative medicines were an integral part of culture and geographical environment, and various kinds of herbal medicines have their own unique way of understanding and treating a disease.

According to her, alternative medicine uses remedies derived from plants, animals, metals, and minerals, which are all available in the country.

She noted that if herbal resources were inappropriately exploited, the extinction of many plant species would inevitably occur, with a resulting adverse alteration of the ecological environment.

“Since ancient times, disease has been a leading cause of morbidity/mortality, and it is associated with a heavy economic burden among people with diseases.

“Despite current advances in science and medicine, disease remains a serious threat to public health in both developed and developing countries, urban and rural areas, and all ethnic groups,” she added.

Ochete noted that most herbal remedies or formulae were considered to be safe and were well tolerated because they have been successfully used for thousands of years as foods to promote health and as medicines to treat diseases.

The specialist added that herbal products were widely available to consumers and have become increasingly popular throughout the world not just Nigeria alone .

She stressed that herbal products have continue to play a crucial role in the health care system of human societies, not to mention that secondary metabolites of plants were economically important as drugs, fragrances, pigments, food additives, and pesticides.

NAN reports that in recent years, increasing numbers of people have been choosing herbal medicines or products to improve their health conditions, either alone or in combination with others. Herbs are staging a comeback and herbal “renaissance” occurs all over the world.

According to the World Health Organization, 75 percent of the world’s populations are using herbs for basic healthcare needs. Since the dawn of mankind, in fact, the use of herbs/plants has offered an effective medicine for the treatment of illnesses.

Moreover, many conventional pharmaceutical drugs are derived directly from both nature and traditional remedies distributed around the world. Up to now, the practice of herbal medicine entails the use of more than 53,000 species, and a number of these are facing the threat of extinction due to overexploitation.

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