Traditional Chinese Medicine tips for fertility

Traditional Chinese Medicine tips for fertility

The use of Traditional Chinese Medicine to increase a woman’s chances of conceiving is on the rise as more and more couples are seeking more natural methods to assist them to start a family.

When considering the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine to support your fertility goals, we recommend three proven tips help you along the way.

Check your hormones

If your hormones are out of balance, conception often becomes a very difficult process. Stress is usually the biggest culprit towards a woman’s off-balance hormones, potentially causing them to impede their chances of naturally conceiving.

Aside from cutting down your stress and promoting relaxation and wellbeing, be sure to implement a healthy diet and exercise to boost your natural balance.

Improve your emotional wellbeing

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, emotional wellbeing is strongly linked to both physical ailment and reproductive difficulties. The organ systems most closely associated with fertility are the lungs and the liver, believed to correlate with stress and frustration.

Such negative emotions link to what is known as Liver Qi stagnation, causing organ imbalance and significant stress on body functions. Liver Qi stagnation can be overcome by implementing holistic methods such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation or natural herbs.

Optimise blood flow to your reproductive organs

Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that a demanding lifestyle will decrease your chances of conceiving naturally due to the stress placed on the body’s organs and blood flow.

Stress will cause your blood flow will lose its strength where it is needed most, your reproductive organs. In order to assist your blood flow to restructure its course and assist your fertility, try acupuncture as a method to naturally increase circulation.

Additionally, massage, yoga and meditation are fantastic ways to optimise your blood flow and minimise any added stress on your body.

How to look after your lungs this Autumn

How to look after your lungs this Autumn

Within the art of Chinese medicine, each weather season is believed to correspond with a particular organ system.

The cooler autumn months correlate with our Ying Organs – our lungs, and it is believed that this is why there are so many colds and coughs present throughout this time of year.

As our lungs are already susceptible to dryness and congestion at the best of times, it’s particularly important to take care of our respiratory system during this upcoming autumn.

Here are our top three tips to do so, and to ensure optimal health for both you and your loved ones.

Head outside

Taking a brisk walk during the cooler months is an excellent way to strengthen your lungs by breathing in that fresh, crisp air. Where possible, stretch your chest while walking in order to open up your ribcage and breathe right into your diaphragm.

Eat the right foods

As the weather cools down, it’s important to ensure your vitamin and mineral intake is appropriate for your body’s needs. When the air is cool, the human body hugely benefits from hearty meals such as soup and stews, which also assist in digestion. Be sure to incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices into your diet. We highly recommend garlic, ginger and onion.

Avoid excess dryness

While this may seem obvious to some, it is vital that you stay hydrated during the autumn months, avoid overusing heating elements such as stoves and fireplaces, and utilise a humidifier where necessary.