The Wonders of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Ensuring Healthy Pregnancy

pregnancy acupunctureI can’t help but be amazed with how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help women in boosting their fertility and ensuring their healthy pregnancy. Though I’m a guy in his mid-30s, I can attest that traditional medical practices from China are effective in helping women who have fertility and pregnancy problems. One proof is my friend who once became frustrated because she thought she wouldn’t be able to get pregnant and have her own family.

My friend was in her early 30s when she decided that she wants to have a baby. She and her husband, who is also a good friend of mine, planned about her pregnancy. For weeks, they spent nights with each other hoping that my friend will soon get pregnant. However, weeks of waiting turn into months and she started to feel really frustrated. There were times that she was on the verge of crying when she is confiding with me how she feels. I told her not to lose hope and that there are ways that can help her. I remember that another close friend of mine told me about eastern traditional medical practices. So, I told my frustrated friend to consider Chinese herbs to help pregnancy.   

She started asking our other friends who work in the healthcare industry. We also did some online research to know more about these traditional practices. We were surprised that there is a high rate of success in fertile and pregnant women who have resorted to herbs and sterilized needle. My friend was inspired with other women’s success stories and was encouraged to do the same. After some more discussions, we then started looking for the best acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic to help with pregnancy.

It was easy for us to know about the reliable traditional medicine clinics in our area. When we have decided which clinic to consider, we contacted them immediately and informed them that we will visit the next day. Luckily, the schedule in the clinic is not full yet. They replied that they can accommodate us.

My friend was very excited that she woke up early the next day. She was full of hope when we entered the clinic. We were greeted and assisted as soon as we got inside. The receptionist talked to us for a while. She asked about my friend’s basic information and had her fill out a form for their records. Then, we were instructed to go to the physician’s room to proceed with the consultation.

My friend easily felt at ease because the physician is also a woman. The doctor asked several questions about my friend’s health particularly about how she cares for her private organ. She was also asked about her menstrual cycle, the kind of food she eats, the activities she does, and everything about her lifestyle that may have an effect on her fertility. She also answered questions about her family’s history.

After the interview, the doctor shared to us the powers of acupuncture. We’ve learned that it does not simply involves the use of long and thin needles. The needles have to be sterilized and a set is used for a single person only. Sharing is not allowed because it might cause transfer of viruses from one client to another client. We were amazed that the insertion of sterilized needles on certain points of the body can actually boost the chances of a woman to get fertile, get pregnant, and give birth to a healthy baby. Regular sessions of acupuncture greatly helps in the normal flow and circulation of the blood from the heart, to the nerves, and to the different organs and systems of the body. In this way, essential vitamins and minerals are transported efficiently to the different parts of the body. Having a healthy and well-nourished system is essential for proper development of fertilization. When there is optimal blood and oxygen flow to the reproductive organs, then a woman can expect a really successful pregnancy.

We also took note of the new knowledge we’ve learned about the disadvantages of hormonal imbalance. The doctor emphasized that the imbalance can be prevented through avoidance of stress. If there is too much stress, the body is forced to produce high levels of prolactin. It is a hormone that impedes ovulation. We asked about the effective ways to have a stress-free lifestyle particularly for a woman who wants to get pregnant. She shared that a healthy diet coupled with regular exercise is important. To further boost my friend’s chances, the physician recommended several herbs that are beneficial to the reproductive organs.

We were very happy when we left the clinic. I saw in my friend’s eyes the optimism she never had during the time we haven’t learned about acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Today, she is expecting to give birth in less than a month.

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