Does Eating Pineapple or Getting Acupuncture Aid in Implantation?

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I also find a key, key part of this process that is often overlooked is some sort of relaxation technique—yoga or meditation or listening to a guided meditation CD.

How does acupuncture help women who are trying to conceive ?

“Acupuncture helps women trying to conceive  in so many different ways. It is one of the only therapies, other than drug therapy, shown to increase the thickness of a woman's uterine lining. It can also help balance a woman's hormones, regulate periods and ovulation, and balance out hormonal imbalances that might be impeding pregnancy. It is also profoundly relaxing and helps women be calm and reduce the stress hormones in their bodies. This can be so helpful when trying to conceive.”

Do you suggest any other foods to those trying to conceive  such as avocado, yams, or pomegranate juice?

“I offer diet tips to my clients based on each person's Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) body types. Certain foods are helpful for balancing the energy and the hot/cold or yin/yang of the body, but they are different based on which type of constitution one has. So each person gets an individualized list of food suggestions from me.

“That said, there are some foods that are universally associated with fertility in TCM such as cherries, raspberries, and walnuts. I also suggest that women stop drinking caffeine, or at least limit it to one cup a day, and eat only hormone-free meat and dairy products.

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“And though you didn't ask about this, after doing this for many years, I also find a key, key part of this process that is often overlooked is some sort of relaxation technique—yoga or meditation or listening to a guided meditation CD.

“I suggest this for all my fertility clients, as trying to conceive  can be stressful, and most of us lead very busy, stressful lives anyway. Teaching the body how to be in a more relaxed state is so helpful to those trying to conceive,  in my opinion.”

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Does Eating Pineapple or Getting Acupuncture Aid in Implantation?

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2 comments

  1. Helen says:

    While I like to eat pineapple on a regular basis, using it because it can help with conceiving or implantation is not supported by the current science available.

  2. Kara says:

    i heard pineapple can hep promote labor but in very large quantities. i didn’t know it can help in implantation too

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