TCM and Mum-to-be
April 19, 2012 @ 6:19 a.m.
If you’re thinking about having a baby or actively trying, TCM can help
Are you pregnant or trying to have a child? TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is tried and tested and used by many mums to be around the world. Not only can it help during pregnancy but it can also help you conceive.
TCM has been around for thousands of years. TCM practitioners believe in using a combination of acupuncture techniques and herbs to balance the energy within the body. TCM sees the body as a map with many lines of energy running head to toe, which are called meridians. Imbalance or a blockage of a meridian can cause a disturbance to your health. Each meridian corresponds to a system within the body and using acupoints along these meridians TCM practitioners can help bring your health into alignment.
If you’re thinking about having a baby or actively trying, TCM can help regulate your periods, reduce stress and increase your energy levels. Pregnancy should be the most amazing time of your life, yet a lot of us find ourselves tired and depressed because of morning sickness, back pain, heartburn and constipation. Well, guess what? TCM can help with all these ailments and more.
By balancing your body’s energy, TCM creates the perfect environment within your body for baby to grow. It can reduce the risk of miscarriage especially within the first trimester and support your body throughout your entire pregnancy.
For those having trouble conceiving TCM can offer solutions to polycystic ovaries and endometriosis. If you have decided to use IVF or ART then it is definitely worth considering acupuncture as it increases ovarian response and oestrogen levels as well as enhance the follicle and egg quality. It also increases the thickness of the womb lining which increases implantation rates. Obviously, it’s not all about you, so take your guy along as acupuncture can help improve sperm vitality also.
TCM not only offers a solution to physical ailments but can help with post natal depression and baby blues. There is a TCM saying “Look after the mother, look after the child” so go ahead, look after yourself, not just now but throughout life – Come to the Natural Path to support your parenting.