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Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, is an ancient practice of mind and body techniques used to improve fertility. TCM is a type of medicine highlighted by use of herbal medicines and various natural mind and body practices to treat or prevent health problems. There is a large focus on acupuncture, massage, mind/body techniques and meditation in TCM. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
While Western medicine focuses mostly on medications, drugs and surgical procedures, TCM is more focused on overall well being, and mind and body balance. There are some tips from TCM that can be used to improve fertility. Read on to find out more.
Increasing Blood Flow
TCM focuses a lot on improving the blood flow to the reproductive organs. TCM says that when the blood flow is improved, the reproductive organs are able to work better. They are also able to be “flushed” or “reset” when there is an adequate flow of blood to the reproductive organs. The best ways to improve blood flow to the reproductive organs include exercise, acupuncture and fertility massage.
One of the most important parts of fertility is the balance of hormones. TCM focuses a lot on the balancing of hormones to help keep the body in a good balance. The best ways to balance out the body’s hormones are to eat a healthy, well balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and use fertility and/or healthy supplements and herbal remedies.
Emotional Well Being
According to TCM, the liver and the lungs are both closely related to fertility. The liver is related to anger frustration, stress, and desire, while the lungs are related to sadness, fear and grief. For these reasons, it is so important to be able to keep our emotional well being in a good state. Spending time with loved ones, exercise, getting enough sleep, and doing things that we love and cherish are good ways to keep our emotional well being in check.
According to TCM, “dampness” can build up in our body and lead to cysts and fibroids, making it hard to get pregnant. Therefore, damp foods like butter, cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream, greasy foods and alcohol should all be eliminated from a fertility diet if you are trying to conceive.
Wet clothing and extremely humid environments should also be avoided. It may not make much sense when it comes to today’s lifestyle, but according to TCM, dampness is one of the worst things you can do for your body, so keep this in mind when you are making diet and lifestyle choices.
Follow Your Ovulation
One of the most important parts of TCM involves knowing your body’s processes and schedule so that you can be in control of your own fertility. To know your body well, you need to keep track of your periods and also your ovulation.
You can chart your basal body temperature, check your cervix or your cervical mucus, or use an ovulation predictor kit to determine your body’s schedule. Once you know your body’s schedule, you will be able to more accurately determine when you are most fertile.