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By Mary Sabo, L.Ac DACM
For a pregnancy to occur, there are many factors in a woman’s body that must be balanced and healthy. Men must also have normal strong sperm, which can be affected by diet, lifestyle and overall health. When we are young, we are typically naturally more fertile and resilient, but as we age and are exposed to…you know, life (stress, environmental toxins, poor dietary and lifestyle choices, the progression of disease processes, the natural decline of cellular quality), it can become more challenging. Couples struggling to conceive, however, have many options for improving their odds of conceiving and almost all couples become pregnant or have a child as long as they keep pursuing their options.
Western medical techniques for fertility are typically focused on targeted intervention in the uterus and ovaries involving manipulating ovulation, surgical procedures (to remove polyps, cysts, endometriosis, or fibroids), and artificial reproductive technologies like intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization. The Eastern medical approach, however, focuses on helping the body self-correct and improves the function and health of the reproductive organs as well as the entire system. Both approaches have limitations, but studies have shown that when done together, they can work better than either alone.
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