Shiatsu and Infertility

Infertility affects millions of couples around the world. Although there are a wide range of physiological reasons for infertility, medical treatment to foster conception can have many side effects and is typically very expensive. Because of its effectiveness, safety and affordability, Shiatsu and Auricular Acupuncture are a favourable option for a growing number of men and women hoping to expand their family.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) considers infertility to be a reflection of an energetic blockage or imbalance. With the goal of unblocking and rebalancing the affected individual’s energy flow, TCM treatments have demonstrated effectiveness in improving male and female reproductive function.

In the traditional literature of TCM, fertility is closely related to the health of the following channels: Kidney, Liver, Spleen, Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel. More specifically, the following TCM patterns are known to interfere with conception:

  • A deficiency in the Kidney and Liver energetic organs disrupts the endocrine system, resulting in a hormonal imbalance that can prevent ovulation or implantation.
  • Stagnant energy and/or blood in any of the five channels (but especially in the Governing and Conception Vessels) can easily prohibit ovulation, egg travel, fertilization or implantation.
  • Besides hampering sperm and egg production, damp heat in the Liver or Conception Vessel channels causes inflammation that can irritate the delicate tissues needed for reproduction – thus impeding their function.

According to experts, stimulating key points encourages the energy within these channels to flow in a smooth, healthy fashion – thus improving chances for conception.

Shiatsu and Auricular Acupuncture

Based on TCM theory, Shiatsu is an ideal, non-invasive application to improve circulation in the Kidney, Liver, Spleen, Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel channels. After your full diagnosis, evaluation of which TCM pattern is most likely to need assistance for infertility, treatment will begin.

Shiatsu and Auricular Acupuncture can assist when a couple’s attempts to procreate have been unsuccessful, Shiatsu can help balance their clients’ energetic channels to overcome their fertility challenges.

Jan Murphy is a professional and recognised Shiatsu Specialist and Auricular Acupuncturist that would be willing to assist you further in this field.
Contact: jan@chelseanaturalhealth.co.uk / Jan’s page / 07886 655 705

Jan is available at Chelsea Natural Health on Mondays