The mind-body connection is very important to fertility. It can become a common problem of fertility when a person’s mind consciously or unconsciously decides to work against them. To the outside world a person may appear happy, balanced and confident, while inwardly they might be good at hiding their turmoil. Buried emotions can affect a person’s health and ability to conceive.
In Chinese Medicine the mind and body are seen at being part of the one. So treatment is always aimed at treating the physical and emotional problems simultaneously. Different emotions affect different parts of the body and channels. In TCM, for example, anger and frustration will have an effect on the liver energy. Because the liver channel supplies blood to the uterus in Chinese medicine and has an effect on moving Qi (energy) within in the body and digestive system. Stagnant liver Qi can cause symptoms such as a dark clotted periods, irritable bowel, tension in the neck and shoulders and a feeling of being wound up.
By using herbs and acupuncture and diet to move this stagnant liver Qi. These symptoms will go simultaneously. The person is also advised on the importance of rest, balance and relaxation techniques. TCM proves very successful in treating emotional problems alongside physical problems.
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