In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) principles, the most important organs that govern the
regulation of blood and qi and their related activities are the liver, spleen and kidneys.
The spleen is the main ‘factory’ that produces blood and qi, while the liver is responsible for
maintaining a smooth and even flow of these two important essences. When it comes to
fertility, the kidneys play a big role in successful conception and normal reproduction.
The overarching principle of TCM when it comes to fertility is to cultivate the soil before
planting the seed. TCM treats holistically, taking into account your physical, emotional and
spiritual aspect. This means TCM does not only focus on treating a particular fertility-related problem. It also improves all systems of your body and mind.
If you are sleeping well, are full of vitality, have proper digestion and healthy sense of self, then all systems will work more efficiently, including your reproductive system.
Heal and harmonize before you even try for a baby. Your health should be in tip-top condition. TCM emphasizes the balance among various organ systems, including the kidneys, liver, spleen, lungs and heart. If anything is off-balance, it can affect your chance of getting pregnant.
We spoke to senior physician Zhong Xi Ming of Eu Yang Sang Premier TCM Centre at Paragon to find out more:
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