A Success Story : Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for IUI Support
Abbey* wanted to undergo IUI. She was pregnant once 7 years ago, at the time she did a series of test and the results came back all normal. Her period cycle was 28 days, usually bleed for 3 to 4 days with dark red blood colour without blood clot, no period pain. She frequently suffered from stress, over thinking, fatigue and occasional insomnia.
Female, age 46
Chinese medicine and acupuncture to support IUI
Chinese Medicine Diagnosis
Spleen Kidney Yang Deficiency, Qi and Fluid Yin deficiency, Blood stasis
Tongue: Pale tongue with black spots
Pulse: Taut, Slippery pulse
Treatment Plan for Abbey:
Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
Deep Tissue Massage: 60 minutes
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The aim of the treatment
The treatment plan of acupuncture is for balancing hormones and relieve stress. The Chinese herbal medicine is aimed to boost energy levels, nourish spleen and kidney yang, enhance reproductive system function and improve the quality of eggs during ovulation.
Along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine we recommended some dietary changes along with some lifestyle changes to help get her body prepared.
In Chinese Medicine, it is believed that when we consume on day to day basis will alter our body temperature. To improve fertility we always recommend eating warming foods, the philosophy behind this is that a warming diet builds the body’s qi and blood and gives your body strength to conceive.
For example, it is good to consume vegetables but refrain from eating cold salads instead we recommend choosing cooking your vegetables. In line with the temperature of the food you consume. We also recommend eating a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating fish especially oily fish, at least twice a week ( about 8 ounces/ week). Limit intake of saturated fats, oils and sugars.
Tea and coffee should also be avoided if you are trying to conceive, instead, we recommend having tea made from Ginseng slices – Ginseng slices can be purchased here.
It is also best to avoid alcohol, however, red wine is small amount is considered acceptable but better avoided to see the best results.
We also recommended consuming red meat frequently, foods that are dark, red like blood are blood-building foods and are good for fertility.
Try to exercise regularly, we encourage more gentle exercise such as yoga and pilates.
When you feel like your body needs a rest, rest – it is easy to fall into the trap of talking about resting instead of actually resting. Relaxation exercises such as qi gong, tai chi, meditation along with yoga and pilates foster yin and help to recharge and rebuild your body’s energy,
A rested body is better prepared for the herbal supplement programme, it improves your body’s fertility and increases your chances of conceiving.