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Foods To Promote Fertility

Updated: Feb 8


It has been a while since we touched on the topic of fertility at our blog. Today we want to provide you with a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to aiding conception through eating fertile foods.


Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners believe that the foods and substances we consume play a major role in determining our health. Taking proactive steps in consuming the right foods and avoiding potentially harmful substances is particularly important during conception and pregnancy where the body ought to function as close as possible to its optimal condition. Keep reading our article to see a list of fertile foods that can be beneficial for conception. In addition, please follow the link below if you would like to learn more about Chinese Medicine treatments for Fertility and Pregnancy at Health Wise.


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We have been helping patients for over 30 years and understand the stress and frustration that can come with infertility. We wrote this article because we want to provide you with information that may help you conceive. If you are looking for additional help and guidance please feel free to contact us at our clinic. Call +852 2526 7908 or email info@chinesemed.hk.






Article Contents:

Fertile Foods

- List of Fertile Foods

- List of Foods to Avoid

Infertility Habits

Chinese Medicine and Herbs For Fertility

Herbal Therapy and IVF

Chinese Herbal Therapy at Health Wise

Learn more about Chinese Medicine


Day-to-Day Stress and Tension
Foods To Promote Fertility Health Wise Chinese Medicine


Fertile Foods


Foods provide essential nutrients that circulate through your body and can have an effect on the success of your conception. The goal of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to create an internal environment that is conducive to conception. Eating the right kinds of foods can fully nourish your body and help to place it in an optimal state in preparation for pregnancy. On the other hand, lack of nourishment can manifest in the form of menstrual issues.


It can be difficult to decide what foods you should eat and what foods you should avoid in order to promote fertility. We have compiled a rudimentary list of foods that can be beneficial for conception that you can take a look over.


This list of foods is not medical advice and you should always consult a healthcare professional to ensure that these foods are appropriate for your body's condition.



List of Fertile Foods



Fruits & Berries


• Goji berries


• Blackberries


• Raspberries


• Pomegranate


• Plums


• Coconut



Vegetables


• Beets


• Chards


• Red cabbage


• Sweet potato


• Taro root


• Yams


• Peas


• Shiitake mushrooms


• Sprouts


• Artichoke



Seaweed


• Spirulina


• Blue-green algae



Seeds


• Seasame seeds


• Pumpkin seeds


• Flax seeds



Nuts


• Almonds


• Hazelnuts



Legumes


• Adzuki beans


• Soybeans



Grains


• Brown Rice


• Rye


• Sunflower seeds



Meats


• Organ Meats


• Free-range Eggs


• Wild fish (Not large fish)



List of Foods to Avoid


• Processed foods


• Junk food


• Candy & Refined Sugar


• Canned foods


• Cold food & drink


• Ice cream


• Frozen yogurt


• Processed oils


• Large fish


• Alcohol


• Coffee


• Cigarettes



Infertility Habits


Stress can come from the external environment, however, it can also manifest from changes in your internal environment. It is important to monitor your levels of stress during your journey to conceive. One of the most common problems inhibiting conception stems from emotional, and physical stress.


The inability to conceive can create a negative spiral, and it is important to maintain your inner peace whilst taking proactive steps towards the goal you seek.


Next week we will be posting an article on Foods for Relieving Stress that you can incorporate into your diet. In the meantime, please check out our article:


5 Herbs for Reducing Stress



In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we believe that nutrition and lifestyle are important factors for increasing fertility. Taking a proactive step towards choosing the right types of foods and living a healthy lifestyle is the most important thing you can do to increase your chances of conception.


Be mindful of what you eat. In addition, integrating acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with diet and lifestyle can help to increase fertility further.



Chinese Medicine and Herbs For Fertility


Each person’s body and composition are different, and at Health Wise we tailor-make solutions to your unique pattern of symptoms. Incorporating targeted herbs in a comprehensive fertility plan makes it possible to increase the chances of fertility enough to help some couples conceive.


The Chinese herbal approach is amongst the most sophisticated herbal systems that have been developed. In Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal therapy, herbs are rarely taken by themselves but are instead used in an effective combination prescribed in a formula to address your unique pattern of symptoms and improve the function of the body as a whole.


A meta-analysis found that Chinese herbs can increase fertility by two-fold within a four-month period when used appropriately. We use thousands of herbs in Chinese Medicine and each formula is uniquely customized to each patient's condition. The value of the herbs comes from using them in the appropriate combinations and correct amounts to gain their utmost effectiveness.


We recommend getting in contact with us or coming to our clinic for a proper diagnosis and taking the most appropriate herbal formula to suit your needs. Working with an experienced practitioner of Chinese medicine will increase your chances of conception.



Herbal Therapy and IVF


Research shows that Chinese herbal therapy during an IVF cycle improved egg quality, increased endometrial thickness, and resulted in higher pregnancy rates. Click here to read more about this study on combining Chinese Herbal therapy with IVF cycles.


In another study, women who were using Chinese herbs combined with DHEA for 8 weeks before an IVF cycle had better quality embryos in comparison to the control group who didn't. Click here to read more about combining Chinese Herbs and DHEA on the outcome of the quality of embryos.


Using herbal therapy alone or in combination with acupuncture in the time before an IVF cycle is often supported by Reproductive Endocrinologists (REs). Herbal medicine is safe and effective under correct supervision. It is important to make sure that your herbal supplements are high-quality products.



Chinese Herbal Therapy at Health Wise


Our clinic has over thirty years of experience, and we aim to deliver the best Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in Hong Kong. About our Chinese Herbal therapy treatments:



Our Formulas



Our formulas contain a combination of herbs that are uniquely selected to support your health. Our registered practitioners are qualified to blend herbs that address your symptoms and treat your whole body. Our herbal dispensary will mix the unique herbal formulas as prescribed by our practitioners to treat your diagnosis.



Herbs Sourcing



Our herbs are carefully sourced from growers and manufacturers that we trust to provide pure and effective herbs.



Our Process


You are always changing so we believe your herbs should change accordingly. We adjust your formulas to suit. In addition, we will provide clear directions on how to take your herbs. When you need a refill just come on in.


For bookings give us a call at +852 2526 7908 or email info@chinesemed.hk. Chinese Herbal Therapy treatments by our certified practitioners are both safe and effective.







Learn More About Chinese Medicine


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