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TCM Preconception Care

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When it comes to fertility care, there are many different considerations and recommendations to consider. In this article, we will be focusing on TCM Care to help you understand how you can prepare yourself if you are planning to start your family planning, and it’s never too early to plan ahead.

TCM Care for Fertility

To understand how TCM can help with fertility and preconception, let’s first take a look at the historical record of TCM on infertility, with different contexts for men and women. TCM sees every patient as unique individuals, and the treatment is then customised by their current condition, medical history and body constitution.

Signs and Cause of Infertility from a TCM perspective

Understanding the common causes of infertility, it’s important to understand the signs to help you identify your body constitution and the issue you might be facing.

Kidney Deficiency

In the TCM concept, 肾藏精,精化血, kidney deficiency can greatly affect the reproductive function of both females and male, and this can be seen in many cases of infertility. As in TCM perspective, Kidney deficiency affects women in her menstruation period, preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding journey. Also for men, kidney deficiency will affect his potency and quality of sperm.

Common Signs for Female

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you would most likely be experiencing kidney deficiency.

  • Low Menstrual Flow
  • Dark Menstrual Colour
  • Tinnitus (Ringing or other noise in one or both of your ears)
  • Sore Back and Knees
  • Feeling Fatigue

Common Signs for Male

As for men, you would most likely have kidney deficiency if you are experiencing the following symptoms,

  • Decrease in Sex Drive
  • Tinnitus (Ringing or other noise in one or both of your ears)
  • Dry Stool
  • Urge to Urinate at Night

Liver Stagnation

Another aspect which is liver stagnation, 肝藏血,主疏泄, affecting Qi and blood circulation around your body, delivering the necessary nutrients required by your body. 

Common Signs for Female

Some common symptoms you can identify if you are experiencing liver stagnation,

  • Irregular menstruation period
  • Menstruation abdominal pain (dysmenorrhea)
  • Swollen Breast
  • Temperamental emotions regularly

Common Signs for Male

As for men, you will the common symptoms are,

  • Impotence
  • Decrease of sex drive
  • Inability to ejectulate
  • Sperms abnormalities (Identify through Sperm test)

TCM Treatment that helps with Preconception

TCM Consultation

TCM Treatment

Acupuncture

TCM Herbal Prescription

Challenges to Fertility

Women

Endometriosis

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Men

Low Sperm Count, Poor Sperm Quality and Activeness

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