Bun in the oven: keeping the yang warm for fertility and pregnancy acupuncture

Got to love that phrase, bun in the oven! But these sayings often ring true. As we age the yang, or the warming energy of the body declines and can cause health issues such as cold feet, diarrhoea, bloating, dark under the eyes and exhaustion.


A baby needs a warm uterus to grow and thrive, too much cold in the uterus restricts circulation and blood flow, and from a Chinese medicine perspective can even cause miscarriage. This is why drinking warm drinks and eating warm food can be vital for a healthy conception and pregnancy. This is especially important after birth which taxes the body.

With the acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment I practice in Ivanhoe, Melbourne some of the treatments I incorporate involve moxibustion, involving the waving of heated herbal sticks on specific acupoints of the body, Chinese dietetics, acupuncture, lifestyle advice and herbs.

As the old adage a bun in the oven goes, that oven needs to be warm not freezing cold.

@Ilana Sowter Acupuncture Melbourne, Ivanhoe

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