Pre-conception care, Chinese medicine and my plant pot analogy

Gazing upon my humble balcony micro-garden this morning, I could not believe my eyes! The tomato vines were dotted with tens of green, healthy fledgling tomatoes. Amazing, considering spring had just sprung.

 “Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein

Last year I grew tomato plants without a crop. I don’t think the soil was fertile enough. The plants themselves grew strong, but bore no fruit. Those plants were store-bought.

The unusually warm winter weather this year germinated random tomato seeds in my flower box.  These self-germinated tomato plants grew happily with abundant fresh air, sun not to mention occasional compost feed, seaweed plant feed and adequate water.

This reminds me that preparation in conception is the key to success. When we prepare our body with good nutrition, acupuncture, herbs, minerals, natural sun, fresh air, water, time and faith; a strong healthy baby will likely ensue.

This applies to both the man and woman, and makes sense. Being mindful about what we do, eat, drink, work, live and love can make a huge difference to ourselves and our future. To our soil which sows the seed.

When having acupuncture and Chinese herbs for pre-conception care, expect to have treatment for 3 to 6 months for optimal results. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can improve male and female fertility in many ways; they can improve sperm count and quality, regulate the menstrual cycle, help the body relax and reduce cortisol levels, improve circulation to reproductive organs, improve libido and improve circulation to the uterus and thus the endometrium for implantation.

At Ilana Sowter Acupuncture Melbourne, expect the best holistic health consultation, tailored treatment and advice with 8 years experience treating all cases of fertility with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Call Ilana on 0466 866 450 or send her an email to if you would like to know more.

Ilana Sowter Acupuncture Melbourne, @Ivanhoe, Northern suburbs

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