Nourish The Soil Before You Plant The Seed

In Chinese medicine, an analogy we like to share to help you optimize your fertility, your  egg and sperm so that they can reach peak fertility potential, is in the Chinese proverb that says, “Nourish the soil before you plant the seed.”

If you can think of a time where you’ve had a plant that looked like it was ready for the garbage because it was neglected, and rather than throwing it away, you chose to add water, maybe move it from the hot sun light and off to the side and add a little fertilizer, the plant was able to regain its vigor and give off fruits and flowers.

Well, in this case, you didn’t change the roots so it wasn’t like a donor egg. All you did is improve the soil which this plant was in and it was able to regain its vigor and give off fruits and flowers. This plant always had the potential to give off fruits and flowers, but because the soil it was in was suboptimal, it wasn’t able to reach its peak fertility potential.

So for the eggs and sperm, it’s that cellular environment and we want to support your soil so that your egg has that the environment to mature in. At the time of conception (whether it’s in the bedroom or and IVF lab), we want your egg and sperm to be at its peak fertility potential.

Using the above-mentioned metaphor, if you have weeds, rocks or contaminated soil, then we want to use supplements and techniques to help the liver detoxify these weeds, rocks or contaminated soil (in the form off endocrine disruptors, chemicals or toxins). We want the soil to be the right pH, which is why we need to regulate your hormones so you can have balanced hormones.

We also want to bring down the inflammation because it leads to accelerated biological aging and degenerative diseases such as premature fertility decline. This inflammation, which I whimsically call, “inflamm-aging,” can cause this accelerated biological aging. If the soil is depleted in nutrients, then the fruit one contain those nutrients so I won’t be able to grow those foods.

This is where some Chinese medicine practitioners do their fertility audit to check to see what nutrients and things may be missing (such as hormonal imbalances) and this is where they use diet, supplements and herbs to supplement the soil. Everything that’s being done is about nourishing that soil. We want to get blood flow to the reproductive system, which is similar to nourishing the soil.

As a woman ages, the blood flow to the reproductive system declines, so we use techniques such as acupuncture, low level laser therapy also known as cold laser or photobiomodulation, stress reduction techniques and fertility massage to bring blood to the reproductive system. When blood is flowing to the follicles, then we get more nutrients, oxygen and hormones and this helps the follicles that contains the egg reach its peak fertility potential.

In general, this is the kind of approach that Chinese medicine uses. It’s the healthy baby approach, which involves healthy eggs, healthy sperm plus healthy uterine environment. Everything we’re doing is to prepare the soil, that cellular environment, so when the egg goes to its maturation process, especially those last 100 days, it’s in an optimal environment that can help support follicular maturation. And so when you conceive naturally or through an IVF procedure, your building blocks, in this case, the eggs, sperm and the uterine environment are at their peak fertility potential.


Improve Fertility and Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant with Acupuncture

Only a few medical procedures can claim to have a history as illustrious and glorious as acupuncture especially when it comes to the treatment of diseases and illnesses. Acupuncture has been long proven to be a safe and effective modality especially when it is performed by a person properly trained in this ancient healing art. Just recently, it has been found to work well for the enhancement of fertility and other aspects of reproduction for both the female and male human species.

Experts have differing views about why acupuncture works the way it does. Chinese health practitioners of yore think that it works in large part due to the flow of vital energy (which the Chinese call chi) in the body. Western medicine has given more plausible explanations. In certain studies, acupuncture seems to affect the production and release of neurotransmitters in the body. This effect results in an improved circulation of blood in the reproductive organs or any organs targeted by the treatment. Experts believe that this improved circulation is a huge factor for the boost in fertility.

Individuals who desire to improve their chances of conceiving children or have problems with infertility can find acupuncture for the improvement of fertility to be a very helpful way of producing an offspring. A lot of individuals choose in vitro therapies to help them get pregnant. Acupuncture should never be considered a replacement for these therapies although in studies done in the United States and Germany, acupuncture has been shown to improve the rate of success of IVF (in vitro fertilization) procedures when combined with IVF.

Infertility treatment using acupuncture in Boynton Beach is a very desirable procedure because it does not use any kind of chemicals or drugs at all. If the patient is currently taking a chemical or drug, acupuncture can be used to offset the negative interactions and side effects of these products on the body. A pregnant woman should never take large amounts of drugs; with the help of acupuncture, the drugs used in fertility treatments can be lessened or at least their side effects can be mitigated.

If a woman is attempting pregnancy, the last thing she wants to happen is develop a health problem that would jeopardize her chances of getting pregnant. To be honest, there are certain risks related to acupuncture as there are with any medical procedure. But unlike the side effects that commonly occur in drug therapy, the risks involved in an acupuncture procedure include the incorrect administration of the treatment and the infection or transmission of disease due to the use of unclean needles.

These days, there are lot of doctors who have gained the proper amount of training to legally practice acupuncture. A physician who is licensed to practice acupuncture for the improvement of fertility will only use properly sterilized, single-use disposable needles and have been well trained in the proper procedures and processes to administer this therapy.

Acupuncture for the improvement of fertility is an effective treatment not only for women but for men, as well. If you and your partner/spouse decide to have a baby, the first thing you need to do is to talk to your doctor who may be able to refer you to an acupuncturist who specializes in matters relating to fertility.

Fertility acupuncture is definitely an option worth considering if you plan to have a baby. A lot of individuals have benefited from acupuncture for the improvement of fertility. There is no reason why you shouldn’t.