Chinese medicine stimulates the body’s natural healing potential by treating the root cause rather than just symptoms. It minimizes undesired side effects and accumulated toxicity from invasive procedures and drug therapies; strengthens and balances one’s general health so that IVF, GIFT, ZIFT, ICSI, AHT and TET procedures are more effective. Pregnancy also becomes easier to achieve as the patient is deriving general health benefits (source: Dr Roger Hirsh OMD, Lac). We treat infertility with acupuncture, meridian massage, herbs and food as medicine; the following foods improve general health and enhance fertility for both women and men:
White drink: Nagaimo Yam (Shan Yao) about 30-50 grams, 1 box (50 gram) Natta, 1 Banana, 1 cup of water. Blend well and drink ½-1 cup before each meal. Note: Shan Yao needs to be washed and boiled (for 2-3 minutes) before blending.
This drink boosts energy; rebalances hormones; provides protein and improves general health. Natto is a fermented soy bean which is used daily in Japan. It has enzymes that help circulation and Bacillus Subtilis that is friendly bacteria for a healthy digestion.
Red drink: 15-30 Goji berries, 3 Dried Chinese dates (Jujube),1/2 cup Water, boil for 5 minutes, let cool down, then blend well and drink ½-1 cup before each meal. Note: wash the berries and dates before cooking them.
This drink will nourish the blood, kidneys, reproductive system, relax the body and help with sleep.
Yellow food (millet porridge): 1 cup of millet, 4 cups of water. Boil and simmer until the millet is soft then ready to eat as a stable food. After cooking, you can add honey or brown sugar to sweeten.
Millet is considered the smallest seed but has the most powerful energy. Therefore, the millet porridge is the most important food to boost energy and stay healthy. It is helpful for women after having a baby or someone after an illness returning back to good health.
Boiled peanuts: a handful of raw peanuts, 2-3 cups of water, boil 5 minutes; eat them as a daily food. Add salt or seasoning for flavor. Boiled peanuts contain high fiber and help with bowel movements; they are also a traditional food in China to help women get pregnant and keep them healthy during and after pregnancy.
For more information please call Dr. Lu at 661 513 9265, Ping’s Acupuncture.