Drinking ginger tea to nourish your fertility has been around since the start of Chinese medicine, so basically a really long time… We need to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies to provide our reproductive organs with the nutrients required for healthy fertility, conception and pregnancy. However, according to Chinese medicine, eating too much cold and raw foods can take it’s toll on the digestive system, as they require more energy to be broken down.. And this is where a warming cup of ginger tea can help.
In Chinese medicine we see digestion like a big boiling soup pot, and if the pot becomes too cold then the ingredients in the soup don’t begin the breakdown process and blend together to create a smooth, nourishing and easy-to-slurp soup. In fact, if the soup pot is too cold for extended periods, an excess of fluids can build up in the body and this is when phlegm and stagnant fluids can become a problem.
When considering reproductive health, if fluids become stagnant and/or phlegm begins to accumulate then issues such as ovarian cysts, which can affect ovulation, and unhealthy vaginal discharge, that is not sperm friendly and may inhibit the healthy flow of sperm to the egg, can become a problem.
Think of ginger tea as the fuel for the gentle fire that is burning under the soup pot, helping it to boil and the ingredients to break down into just the right consistency to nourish the womb and the soul…
How to make ginger tea:
- Cut 2-3 slices of ginger
- Place slices of ginger into a pot and steep for 5mins
- Strain as you pour your tea into a mug
- Enjoy 1-3 cups per day
Sometimes if Im not too keen on boiling water over the stove, I will simply grate a good chunk of ginger and place it into a tea infuser ball. I will then put the infuser into my favourite mug and pour in hot water. I will let it sit for 5mins and then sip away at it with the infuser ball in my cup the whole time. This is also a great tea to assist with morning sickness and motion sickness for many suffers. Learn more about our IVF Support Program or Natural Fertility Support Program here.
Leigh is the founder and primary practitioner at Spring Acupuncture, Fertility and Pregnancy Clinic. She is a passionate and qualified acupuncturist and expert in natural fertility, IVF support, pregnancy and women’s health.
Leigh has worked many years as an Anaesthetic Technician at the Mater Mothers and Adults Hospital here in Brisbane and is currently completing her Masters in Reproductive Medicine through the University of New South Wales. Through combining her vast Western and Eastern medical knowledge, Leigh is able to assist her clients to achieve their fertility and health goals. Leigh strongly believes that through optimizing your health on a physical, physiological and psychological level you will be in the best state possible as you travel along your personal fertility journey.
Spring Acupuncture is an integrative Chinese medicine and acupuncture clinic committed to providing the best outcomes for our patients, and empowering them along their journey to optimal fertility, pregnancy health, IVF success and general wellness. We are located in Springwood, Brisbane, and are conveniently situated right next door to The Fertility Centre, IVF clinic.
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