Help for Ovarian Support


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Research confirms acupuncture does indeed have a positive effect on ovarian health. Acupuncture has been shown to improve ovulation by regulating the nervous system and hormones (the neuroendocrine system) as well as improving blood flow to ovaries. (Stefan, 2011) Weekly acupuncture helps synchronize the menstrual cycle (often in combination with herbs) and is very beneficial for ovarian health!

Self-Help Care at Home

Points

Activate Yin Tang located between the eyebrows, place your thumbs together and rub up toward the scalp, or place your index finger there lightly and rub in a clockwise circle. This point will help calm your mind and quell anxiety.

Zi Gong + Ren 3 at the center of the torso about one inch above the public pone, gently press into Ren 3 and then press at two points level with Ren 3 about 3 inches away from the center of the body (above the ovaries). These points help regulate the ovaries.

Sp 6 Three Yin Crossing is the primary point used for most gynecological conditions: Do self-acupressure at Sp 6 by placing a pinky finger on the inside tip of the ankle bone (malleolus), the width of your hand from pinky to index finger is the distance to Sp 6 just off the edge of the tibia.

Yoga Pose & Meditation

Repeating this pose three to six times squeezes and then opens the ovarian area, increasing circulation and improving health:

Apanasana: The Pose of Letting Go.

  • Lay on your back and hug the knees into your chest.

  • Keep your arms and shoulders relaxed.

  • Keep your feet parallel (uncrossed).

  • On the inhale, feel your thighs float up. On the exhale, press your knees into your belly. Take 12 deep breathes.

  • Release and either keep the knees bent, with feet on the floor or stretch the legs out, resting legs with a bolster under the knees or flat on the floor. Take three breaths in this neutral position and then repeat Apanasana for a total of three times (holding each time for 12 deep breathes or working up to holding the last pose this long).

Chakra Therapy: the sacral chakra associated with reproductive organs and is called Svadisthana which translates as sweetness. If you have ovarian health concerns a useful mind-body connection to contemplate is: what’s blocking your experience of sweetness in life?

  • Practice letting go of bitterness and resentment.

  • The primary lesson of the sacral chakra is that to be procreative (have healthy ovaries) one should be creative in other areas of life.

  • Open the sacral chakra by: painting a wall in your house a new color, making up your own recipes, planting a garden or writing a poem. Do something daily outside your normal realm of creativity (if you’re a painter - sing a song).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Nutrition Tips

Build your Qi & Blood and balance Yin & Yang.

  • Avoid eating fast food: not only is the nutrition content not helpful for fertility, but food packaging has been linked to higher levels of phthalates, chemicals used to make plastics more flexible. Phthalates are well known to distrust hormones.