Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believes that the kidneys are the organs responsible for the development and growth of a person. This is the organ where we store our genetic makeup, which in TCM is our essence or jing (DNA) and which we pass on to our children and our children’s children.
For women who very much desire to achieve pregnancy, they should have a state of relaxation and tranquility to make their bodies cooperate with them in achieving this end. Stress is not conducive to achieving pregnancy as the primal instinct of the body that experiences stress may perceive some kind of danger around the environment that could be harmful to the child. When a woman is in stress, the body is in survival status, the muscles contract and blood circulation is weak causing dysfunctions in the body system which can make pregnancy a more difficult thing to achieve. The body will not cooperate with the desire of the woman in achieving pregnancy when she is in a state of stress or tension. The woman should be in a tranquil, calm and relaxed state for the body to be conducive to conception.
One other factor in achieving pregnancy is diet. A balanced diet and eating highly nutritious foods such as eggs, fresh meat and fish, healthy oils, organic vegetables and fruits, stews and soups are all very good ways for nourishing the major organs including the spleen. According to TCM, the spleen supplies blood to the body. During pregnancy a healthy spleen provides adequate blood to the uterus, which nourishes the baby. When pregnant, avoid taking in foods and drinks that can impair spleen function. This includes eating raw and cold foods, sugars and fast foods and drinking alcohol, soda, coffee and anything containing caffeine. Taking Chinese herbal formulas is good and can improve spleen function during pregnancy.
One of the ways acupuncture Bellmore help in attaining pregnancy is its ability to calm and relax the mind and body. The body heals itself efficiently when it is in a relaxed state. Another benefit of acupuncture is that it improves blood circulation throughout the body. More blood flow can bring more vital nutrients to the uterus, strengthen the kidney chi and enhance spleen function. After conception, acupuncture can treat the symptoms of pregnancy such as insomnia, back pain, mood swings, preeclampsia, edema, abdominal pain and morning sickness among others. Acupuncture helps maintain the health of the pregnant woman.
Achieving energy balance within the body leads to the healthy functioning of the body systems. When the body is in balance the body is relaxed and comfortable. Acupuncture does help in achieving conception and also is very a practical tool in facilitating the birthing process. Even after birth, postpartum acupuncture can be an important way to create a healthy mother and a healthy baby.