Thicken Uterine Lining Naturally With Chinese Medicine
Those of us who have done even a little gardening understand the importance of preparing the soil before we plant the seed - creating the right growing environment is vital for a new plant to grow. When we seek to support the development of a new baby similar principles apply: When the lining of the uterus is well nourished we stand a greater chance of IVF treatment succeeding and we also reduce the risk of early miscarriage. In this article we will find out the reasons why our fertility depends on a healthy uterine lining - or endometrium - and how we can boost this through some simple lifestyle changes and with the support of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Why is it important to nourish the lining of the uterus?
There are several research backed reasons for this:
- The developing embryo is nourished by the endometrium lining until at least the tenth week of pregnancy. A well nourished lining of the uterus will be better able to support the healthy development of a baby.
- The ideal uterine lining thickness is about 8mm. It should have a healthy blood circulation and have three layers which are visible on an ultrasound.
Studies have shown a correlation between the thickness of the lining of the uterus and the success of IVF treatment.
A too-thin uterine lining can be a serious problem in IVF, and IVF success with thin uterine lining is not always the case. Poor IVF endometrial thickness can lead to failed implantation and early pregnancy loss.
Improve Your Uterine Lining to Prepare for IVF
Ideal endometrium thickness for implantation is crucial for women undergoing IVF. Ideally, IVF endometrial thickness should be at least 7 to 8mm thick. Before transferring the embryo, the fertility specialist will gauge the lining’s thickness to make sure it is thick enough to support implantation.
The best potential environment for the embryo is a thick, responsive, nourishing uterine lining, a trilaminar uterine lining. IVF patients who have a very thin uterine lining may have unsuccessful implantation, lining irregularities, and even pregnancy loss. Learn how you can optimise your IVF success rate with thick endometrium treatments like Acupuncture here.
Can stress cause thin uterine lining?
Chronic stress can diminish the amount of blood flow to the uterus. For the egg to successfully implant in the uterus, a good blood flow is vital. Studies have shown the effect on stress on the endometrium and subsequently on pregnancy outcome.
What factors can affect the lining of the uterus?
1.Structural issues: These include fibroids or scar tissue. These can impair the growth of the uterine lining and result in a lining that is too thin to support implantation or the healthy growth of a baby. Western medicine usually treats structural issues with surgery. There is a wealth of evidence to suggest that TCM can help remove fibroids without the need for surgery.
2.Nutrition: The lining of the uterus is made out of blood, and having the required amount of blood necessary to create a healthy lining depends on good nutrition. It is vital that you get enough iron and include blood building foods in your diet, so start to add some delicious blood boosting foods into your diet today! Iron is contained in foods such as spinach, liver and other organ meats, legumes such as beans, peas and peas, pumpkin seeds and red meat.
3. Cold Uterus – Poor blood flow to and within the uterus: In Chinese Medicine body temperature plays a very important part especially when it comes to fertility. When they body and the uterus is cold, it can contract leading to poor blood flow to the uterus. The uterus and it’s lining should be well supplied with blood, and anything that interferes with good blood flow can lead to uterine lining too thin.
Coldness will damage the uterus by decreasing its blood supply. TCM treatments are effective at boosting the circulation. You can try to add warmth to your uterus by holding a warm compress or hot water bottle to your lower abdomen area. You might also consider keeping your feet warm, and eating a diet consisting of warm and nourishing foods and beverages. Avoid eating too many raw or cold foods as in addition to being difficult for your body to digest will also increase the amount of cold within you.
In the clinic your TCM practitioner may bring warmth to the area through the use of moxibustion – which is where the herb Mugwort heats up the area either in combination with acupuncture treatment or alone or by prescribing blood boosting supplements.
4. Lack of movement: If the recent lockdown has decreased the amount of physical activity that you do every day, now is the time to start to incorporate a little more movement into your diary routine. Physical activity will improve blood flow, which in turn will help to support the effective building of your uterine lining. Exercise should be mild to moderate for 20 – 30 minutes daily. Types of gentle exercise that are good for your fertility include:
- Tai chi
- Qi gong
Chinese Medicine to Thicken Uterine Lining
Acupuncture can be used as an effective means to thicken uterine lining. Acupuncture has a unique ability to improve blood circulation to and within the uterus, which helps increase endometrial thickness. This was also demonstrated in a recent study. It is a safe and non invasive treatment that has a track record that goes back over 2000 years and can be used safely to increase endometrial thickness.
During an acupuncture treatment
During an acupuncture treatment single use, sterile needles are expertly inserted into specific areas of the body. These points stimulate the flow of energy which in turn boosts the circulation of blood to help thickening of uterine wall. Large scale studies demonstrate that acupuncture treatment improves the lining of the uterus and led to more women developing the all important three layers pattern to their endometrium – this resulted in pregnancies and more embryo transfers among women who received acupuncture. From our experience acupuncture treatment is most effective when it is received 1-2 times per week with the course started 2 – 3 months before you start to try for a baby
Supporting body’s natural ability to balance itself
Chinese Medicine works by supporting your body’s natural ability to balance itself. At GinSen we take an holistic approach to your health and fertility journey. In addition to helping to thicken the lining of your uterus we also look at optimising your hormone profiles – for example high FSH and Oestrogen levels, low progesterone and high luteinising hormones. If you are embarking on a course of IVF our treatments will help to reduce your stress and anxiety levels as well as to address the side effects of the IVF drugs.
What Chinese Medicine supplements & herbs will help to thicken uterine lining?
A balanced uterine environment is essential for conception and healthy pregnancy. GinSen’s Uterus-Lining Maintenance are supplements to thicken uterine lining. The new improved formula contains coQ10 which can possibly improve egg quality, thicken the uterine lining and improve fertility for women. Expertly formulated to nourish the uterus and enhance women’s reproductive health by improving blood flow, building healthy uterine lining and creating an ideal environment for conception, and healthy pregnancy.
Frequently asked questions
Many of women won’t aware of the endometrium lining issues till they received the endometrial biopsy test result. However, irregular menstrual cycles, painful menstrual periods or cramps, and difficulty carrying a pregnancy to full-term can be a sign of thin lining. It is important to note that these symptoms can also be associated with other conditions, and a proper medical evaluation by a healthcare provider is necessary to diagnose and treat any underlying condition.
Thick endometrial lining (medical term : Endometrial hyperplasia). It is lining of the uterus (endometrium) becomes abnormally thick.This thickening can be caused by various factors, such as hormonal imbalances, obesity, or medications. The common signs of excessive endometrial thickness include:
- menstrual bleeding after menopause
- extremely heavy or long bleeding during period
- irregular menstrual cycles that last less than 3 weeks, or longer than 38 days
- spotting between periods
Uterus Maintenance by GinSen are unique herbal blend supplements to help with fertility-related issues caused by difficulties in implantation. These natural supplements work to improving the uterine lining for implantation and prepare the body for pregnancy. Expertly formulated to increase the chances of conceiving naturally or increasing the success rate while undergoing IVF. Uterus Maintenance can also be used for menstrual discomforts and general healthy pregnancy.
Mugwort or Artemisia Argyi, Ai Ye has antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Traditionally, mugwort has been used for its warming properties, especially in the practice of moxibustion for thousands of years. Now available in mugwort tablet and powder form. This herb offers many health benefits.
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For more information about how Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help you to boost your fertility, thicken the lining of your uterus and improve your chance of IVF success, please book your free consultation today
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our clinics website: GinSen where a specialists will discuss your care and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.