Few things are more agonising than longing for a baby and being disappointed each month. Traditional medicine and herbs can provide treatment and support for fertility-related issues like hormone-related problems, thyroid issues, immunity dysregulation and stress-related issues.
In Traditional Oriental Medicine there are several patterns contributing to these pathologies. The use of qi-regulating, blood-invigorating herbs as well as medicinals that support and tonify kidney deficiencies can be powerful in treating the root cause for infertility.
Food is the frontline of traditional medicine. In the eyes of TOM, eating foods that support the kidney essence, blood and yin are understood to be deeply nourishing.. These foods can calm inflammation, help restore hormone dysregulation and promote fertility. Foods such as blueberries, lingonberries, goji berries and Chinese dates are great for tonifying blood...as are the dark leafy greens like chard and kale. Including seeds like black sesame, sunflower and flax into your daily diet can have a powerful and beneficial effect on hormones. Wild salmon and small oily fish like sardines and mackerel can further support hormone health. It is always wise to lightly cook one’s veggies in order to promote digestion. Turmeric and ginger are also wonderful additions to an anti inflammatory diet. Avoid processed foods, sugary snacks, sodas and foods laden with unwanted additives. Remember to include whole foods that are high in fiber, like butternut squash and lentils help to foster a healthy microbiome.
Whether you have been on this journey for a short or long time, are trying natural or assisted conception methods, we have herbal teas, functional nutrition advice, lifestyle modifications and personal consultations to support you on your journey.
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