11 March, 2019 Physician Benjamin Xiao

Fertility Planning with TCM

Infertility is a problem that may plague some couples wishing to conceive a child, and both sexes have equal chances of being infertile.

This is where Traditional Chinese Medicine and its healing methods can help increase the chance of conceiving a child. In most cases, both parties are recommended to receive treatment to improve their body constitution.


Various possible causes for not conceiving a child include:

Kidney Deficiencies (Hormonal Imbalances)

In TCM, the kidneys refer to the ‘congenital constitution’ inherited from parents since birth, which is vital for growth, energy production and reproduction. It is similar to what is known today as genetic and hormonal factors. Energy from the kidney peaks around the reproductive ages of 25-30, however, it gradually depletes as an individual grows older due to various environmental and lifestyle factors.


Emotional Stress

The function of the liver in TCM is to regulate emotions and ensure smooth flow of blood and energy in the body. When under a high level of stress, these functions are disrupted and blood circulation is affected.


Phlegm Stagnation

Frequent consumption of raw, cold and spicy food adversely affects the digestive system. This often results in the production of ‘phlegm’ and ‘dampness’ in the body. The accumulation of these secretions in the body negatively impacts fertility.


Blood Stasis

Irregular menstrual cycles and uterine cysts may be possible causes for infertility. This is often caused by blood stasis in the ovaries and womb.

 

 

General Tips

Reduce stress levels by using relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation.

Maintain a healthy weight by exercising regularly and a balanced diet.

Increase intake of antioxidants (such as folate and zinc) and avoid food rich in trans-fat.

Have sex during the fertile window. The best chance of conception is 5 days before ovulation or during ovulation.

Acupressure points to massage:

Article by Physician Benjamin Xiao

Note: Information provided is not a substitute for a physician or any form of medical care. Individual symptoms differ due to different body constitutions and diagnosis. One should consult a licensed TCM practitioner for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

 

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Comments (4)

  1. Nad

    Hi there.:
    What’s the herbal prescription like? Does it contain any animal origin or alcoholic content? And is it a must to take the herbal prescription together with the treatment?

    • PULSE TCM

      Hi Nad, we use natural herbs and the type of herbs prescribed would depend on your body constitution and symptoms.

      For a start, would you like to share with us a photo of your tongue at https://askpulsetcm.sg/ and let our physicians know a bit more about your fertility journey thus far, so they can get back to you on the recommended treatments and herbs available? Thank you!

  2. Shaherah

    Hi, im trying for 3yrs plus. But still not pregnant. Already remove and cut off my left fallopian tube due to cycst. Only left with right fallopian tube. Pls help me.

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