What exactly is a Cold Uterus ?

What exactly is a Cold Uterus ?

‘Cold Uterus’ is a term frequently used in Chinese Medicine, usually associated with unexplained infertility but often the meaning of ‘ Cold Uterus’ is not fully understood. 

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 with out the warmth, resulting in failing to conceive. In many cases, a cold uterus can also be the cause behind a miscarriage, which is why so much importance is placed on the temperature of the uterus in Chinese Medicine when trying to conceive

Yang is the warning energy


Based on the principles of Chinese Medicine of Yin Yang – Yang is the warming energy which drives blood flow and works as a catalyst for ovulation and implantation. The second half of the menstrual cycle, also known as the luteal phase is recognised as the yang phase. What this means is that – during this phase, progesterone is produced which causes the body temperature to rise, this creates the best condition for implantation of fertilized embryo. So when the body temperature fails to rise a cold uterus will be present. 

One of the most common patterns that is noticed with women who are expericing unexplained infertility or misscarriages is the Kidney Yang deficiency. Kidney Yang deficiency is associated with progesterone levels.

 Yang Energy Deficiency / Cold Uterus Means: 


  • Poor blood flow to the reproductive organs
  • Narrow blood vessels
  • Cold halts cell division leading to menstruation
  • Inflammation in the uterus leading to unstable implantation
  • Stagnation which interferes in the hormonal response which aids reproduction

Symptoms of Yang Deficiency (in relation to cold uterus)


  • Cold hands and feet
  • Lower back pain
  • Low Libido 
  • Feeling extra cold during menstruation
  • Painful menstruation
  • Dark blood clots during menstruation 
  • Low Basal body temperature 
  • Frequent urination
  • Water Retention

 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our clinics website: GinSen where a specialist will discuss your conditions and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.

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