TCM Health Tip: Achieve Emotional Balance for Fertility

TCM has addressed fertility and infertility for thousands of years. Producing a healthy, intelligent baby, requires a healthy, intelligent mother (and father, too!). A woman needs the healthiest body possible so new life can take root and grow. Having a body in balance is the best way to prevent miscarriages. The first thing a TCM practitioner does is determine if a woman’s body is out of balance and where those imbalances occur.

Generally speaking, infertility is related to the dysfunction of the Liver and the Kidney. Since it also involves the whole body’s health, other organs can be involved. One of the first priorities is to help a woman rebalance her Kidney and Liver functions and then help other organs function better.

Emotions are energetic vibrations or frequencies created by the mind. Many women underestimate the role emotions play in fertility! In TCM, the Liver is reactive to stress as well as to anger and frustration. While struggling with infertility, some women become so nervous or anxious about getting pregnant, that their bodies refuse to cooperate. Fear can also significantly impact fertility. Fear is the emotion related to the Kidney. Excessive or continual fear has a negative impact on Kidney function and fertility.

Simple tips to support Kidney and Liver health:

  • Practice Dragon’s Way® Wu Ming Qigong to balance and strengthen these organs and regain emotional balance.
  • Find healthy ways to minimize and release fear, stress and frustration.
  • Rest as much as possible and don’t overwork or overextend yourself!
  • Eat foods beneficial for the Liver (sour foods, green foods, eggplant, broccoli, goji berries), and Kidney (salty foods, seafood, black foods, beans and nuts).