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Why am I so cold?

January 16, 2018

Everyone feels cold sometimes, but some people are perpetually chilled to a point where it interferes with their lives.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, there are two different kinds of cold in the body: full cold and empty cold. Full cold refers to a condition where there is an excess of cold-type energy in the body leading to a feeling of cold, and most likely other health problems, as well. The other kind of cold is empty cold. This means there is not an abundance of cold energy but rather a weakness of the warm fiery energy. When there isn’t enough warmth in the body, you will feel cold – not because the cold is so strong, but because you don’t have enough fire to balance it out.


Acupuncture for pre conception fitness

Most women seek acupuncture for help with fertility after trying to conceive for some time. Trying for a baby can be one of the most stressful times in a woman’s life, as evidenced by the disappointment that comes with each monthly cycle.

Stress is believed to have an effect on fertility because it affects hormones, which affects the monthly cycle which affects fertility which if you are trying for a baby, causes more stress… Multiply that by however many number of months trying to conceive and the vicious cycle of compounded stress starts to emerge.

Anyone who is trying to conceive or has had trouble conceiving in the past will recognise this pattern.

Modern women don’t have the time or want to wait two years to find out if they can conceive naturally, which is why I recommend that women seek out acupuncture before they start trying for a baby.

The best time to start Acupuncture for pre conception fitness is 3-4 months before you want to start trying for a baby.