Men don’t always hear their biological clocks ticking the same way as Women and often believe that they have the power to fertilize right up until their demise. However research is now showing that this isn’t the case. Men’s power to fertilize begins to fade in their fifties so the importance of men taking care of their reproductive health is as important as women looking after theirs.
One in six couples these days are experiencing difficulties in conceiving. The contributing causes include leaving parenthood to later in life, increased environmental toxins and stress levels, poor diet and nutrition combined with an increased sedentary life. Making some lifestyle changes including green leafy vegetables in your diet, reducing sweet foods and alcohol consumption and quitting smoking can improve chances of conception.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has always incorporated the power of thoughts and feelings on our physical and emotional health but Western medicine is only now starting to recognize the link. Research is showing a clear connection between the workings of the mind and its impact on our physical health and well-being. When people are trying to conceive a baby for a period of time it can become difficult and stressful for both partners requiring a lot of support.
Acupuncture is a form of complementary and alternative medicine that originated in China. Its exact date of discovery is unknown but evidence suggests Acupuncture is at least 3,000 years in existence with the possibility that it can be dated back as far as the Stone Age when soldiers were injured by stone arrows and it was observed something else healed.
Stress contributes to many health problems and female reproductive health is no exception. It is a major cause of infertility and potential miscarriages in women. One of the major hormones we need to have insufficient levels in our bodies is progesterone for implantation to occur and to carry a pregnancy to term. Progesterone nourishes the uterine lining and prepares it for implantation of a fertilised egg.