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There is much information and misinformation about what constitutes a good preconception diet. From a Chinese medicine point of view the middle road is usually the healthiest where moderation of some foods is recommended and a good balance of healthy and fresh fruits and vegetables with adequate protein is encouraged. A TCM practitioner takes into […]
If you are overweight a little bit of weight loss goes a long way to improving fertility. Losing 5 kg is a manageable target for most and you can start now. Just moving your metabolism a little bit in the direction of burning off fat stores, can stimulate ovarian activity, improve egg and sperm quality […]
The environment that eggs occupy during their lengthy maturation process in the ovary has an impact on what shape they are in before meeting a sperm (with or without an IVF embryologist in attendance). They need a good blood supply, the right nutrients, the right hormone signals and the capacity to supply enough energy to […]
A number of studies in several countries have examined the effect of acupuncture treatment on some sperm parameters. In these trials mild electro-acupuncture were applied to the abdomen and the lower legs. A meta analysis of some of these trials found that motility and count may be improved by acupuncture, but we would like to […]
Regular monitoring of the pulse (a TCM diagnostic technique) with acupuncture treatment designed to reduce anxiety may offer important and reassuring support during the first few weeks of pregnancy.
You may have had a long journey with plenty of medical intervention to get this far. Now is the time to relax, let mother nature do her job and enjoy your swelling belly. However should any discomfort or minor pregnancy disorders develop, acupuncture can be helpful in some situations.