In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our goal is to bring all of the organ systems in the body back into balance, including the reproductive system. Everything in the body is connected, so when someone comes to us for help with conceiving and carrying a baby, we look at the big picture in addition to discussing her specific fertility history. Pregnancy and labor are both very stressful on the body, so if yours already thinks that it’s not running well – if you’re already feeling fatigued, stressed, etc. – then it’s not going to want to take on the extra challenge of nourishing and delivering a baby. In every fertility treatment the focus is on bringing you, the mother-to-be, back to good health while also using specific points to bring circulation to the reproductive system.
Because we are looking at the long-term when it comes to fertility – we want your body to be running at it’s best through your pregnancy and post-partum – we suggest that you expect to receive treatments for at least three months to a year. During this time, you still can and should try to conceive, but we want you to take the pressure off yourself and really focus on your well-being. We may discuss tracking your basal body temperature (BBT), making diet and lifestyle changes, and adding herbal medicine to your treatments as well.