Uterine Health With Chinese Medicine For Pregnancy
Uterus is a vital organ in a woman’s body, it is primary for the reproductive system as it provides nourishment and houses a fertilised egg until the fetus is ready for birth. Due to its function it plays a pivotal role in a woman’s fertility journey and maintaining the health of Uterus is very important.
The uterus is a hollow organ made up of three layers of tissue:
Endometrium is the innermost layer of the Uterus and plays a key role during pregnancy. Each month, endometrium thickens and renews itself, preparing for pregnancy. Once the pregnancy occurs, it is the Endometrium that is in charge of supplying nutrients to the fertilised eggs and support the placenta. Abnormalities of the endometrium can cause concerns such as Endometriosis, Fibroid which is one of the causes of infertility for many. Read more here.
There are a range of things that can affect the performance of the Uterus during this crucial time such as irregular or heavy menstrual cycle, Uterine fibroids Adenomyosis ( the inner lining of the uterus – the endometrium breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus ). Due to these risks it is important to maintain a good uterus health for a successful and healthy pregnancy.
Improving and maintaining good uterus health is not essential for natural pregnancy, it is also important if you are undergoing IVF / IUI to boost your chances of successful pregnancy.
Chinese Medicine View of the Uterus
Chinese Medicine take into account 4 key aspect when improving Uterus health for pregnancy.
- Improving warm Yang energy ( avoiding a case of cold uterus )
- Boosting blood circulation to the uterus and unblocking energy channels
- Stimulating and providing nourishment to the organs.
- Detoxing any accumulates toxins.
According to Chinese Medicine, poor circulation and nutrition levels along with body accumulating toxins and coldness in the uterus can damage the 3 layers of Uterus affecting the pregnancy. Poor functioning of the uterus can also lead to infertility.
How Can You Improve The Health of Uterus ?
1.Integrating a combination of Chinese herbs or herbal supplements during your journey
- Boost warmth yang energy level and prevent cold uterus – Xian Mao (Curculigo), Tu Si Zi (Dodder)
- Unblock Energy Channels – Fu Pen Zi (Chinese Raspberry), Lian Zi (Lotus Seed) Fu Ling (Poria Mushroom)
- Stimulation and nourishment – Xu Duan (Teasel Root), Sang Ji Sheng (Mulberry Mistletoe Stems), Gou Qi Zi (Goji Berry), Shan Yao (Chinese Yam)
Our GinSen Clinic have formulated a special herbal blend specially for Uterus health using these ingredients – UTERUS MAINTENANCE
2. Keep Uterus Warm
Body temperature is a very important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yang is the warming energy which also supports proper hormonal response in order to help facilitate reproduction.
In Chinese Medicine body temperature plays a very important part especially when it comes to fertility. In simple words, a cold uterus simply does not have the desired temperature for an embryo to flourish. Lack of warmth and the cold conditions in the uterus means that the follicles may not ripen. Even if the maturation of the ovarian follicle does take place there is a high chance that your body may not be able to ovulate properly without the warmth, resulting in failing to conceive.
How can you reverse or prevent a cold uterus ?
Moxibustion is a herbal heat therapy. It works to remove coldness from Uterus This warmth Yang energy works to improve blood circulation and eliminated accumulation inflammation quickly and safely. It can used before conceiving, it is not advised to use moxibustion method around the abdomen area after conceiving.
a. Diet – Consume a eat more balanced diet
Studies have found that consuming red meat increases your risk of developing uterine fibroids, however consuming vegetables reduces this risk. %.
The indole 3 carbinol compound found is found in vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussel sprouts, improves your estrogen metabolism, and may help your body eliminate excess estrogen.
b. Reduce caffeine intake
We all love a bit of caffeine now and again however consuming large amounts of caffeine daily can increase estrogen production and increase chances of uterine fibroids according to studies published.
c. Moderate exercise
It is encouraged to carry out mindful exercises such as yoga, walking or tai chi. Exercise promotes blood circulation and strengthens muscles especially around the uterus. However, it is very important to note that excessive and hard exercise can cause damage so only slow and mindful exercise is encouraged.
d. Relax and reduce stress
We all experience stress in our day to day life, stress can occurs from work pressure, society, environment and family relationships however, when this stress interferes with body’s abilities it is recommended to seek help and get to the bottom of the root cause. Stress is commonly accompanied with anxiety, insomnia, headache, fatigue and other symptoms.
Stress can lead to irregular periods that includes short periods cycle, or delayed periods cycle, or in some cases missing periods. Irregular period means a women will not be ovulating regularly. Ovulation is the process that happens once during menstrual cycle in which hormones change and release an egg. A women can only become pregnant if a sperm fertilises an egg, when an egg is failed to release as a result of irregular period due to stress, infertility is experienced.
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