Low AMH the big fertility buzz word and Chinese Medicine

By Lucy Townsley | All Posts

May 09

What happens when we get a low AMH reading? This result can be the most devastating news you can get, it literally pulls the rug from under your feet.

I want you to stop thinking negative thoughts around this, your low AMH result.  It doesn't mean you can’t get pregnant.You still have eggs left.  What we need to do is improve the environment your eggs are in with a plan which includes acupuncture, diet, vitamins, de-stress, meditation and visualisation.  You need to follow myfertilebody 90 day egg support plan.  I will tell you all about month one of our 90 day egg support.

First I want to tell you how Chinese medicine will help improve your AMH.  We have a window of fertility in our lives. Our fertility starts when we have our first period until we go thought menopause, so in those roughly 35 years we can get pregnant. Now we normally don’t want to get pregnant in our early years from 12/13 up to about 24, on average we try to get pregnant from about 28 onwards. For some of us you can say the lucky ones it happens really easy they get pregnant at the drop of a hat.  But for those of us that are not so lucky we have to work a little harder, but you can get pregnant!

AMH stands for Anti-Mullerian Hormone.  A blood test is done to find out what your AMH level is they measure your antral follicular count this is produced by small follicles in your ovaries that contain eggs.  If you count is low you can be told that you have no chance of getting pregnant or you need the help off donor egg.  But I'm here to tell you, that there is a chance that you can get pregnant by changing the environment your eggs are in by making it healthy.

The Kidney Yin energy is the main reason your AMH is low.  The Kidney is responsible for all reproduction. Kidney Yin is your body fluids, poor mucus around your fertile time can indicate poor kidney Yin.
It is said that Kidney rules the uterus the palace of the child.

  • The Kidney is the fire under the cooking pot it is the root of your life
  • Kidney is our life cycle of birth, growth, maturation and decay.
  • Kidney dominates conception and every aspect of reproduction and sexuality.
  • So you can see how important your Kidney energy is for having a baby and improving your AMH levels

This may be a little confusing, hope I don’t lose you -  In Chinese medicine we are born with pre-heaven energy called pre-heaven Jing it’s our big bag of energy that sees us though our life, we don’t want to use it up to quickly because this ages us too quickly in the case of reproduction our ovaries, eggs and sperm.  We look after our pre-heaven Jing with post-heaven Jing by providing our bodies with the right fuel so we don’t eat into our pre-heaven Jing energy.  By doing this we can stop the ageing process on our ovaries, eggs and sperm.
Ways we deplete our pre-heaven Jing

  • Excess sex
  • Over work
  • Trauma
  • Chronic illness
  • Not eating right
  • Not resting enough
  • Miscarriage
  • Medication
  • Stress
  • Any excess emotions
  • Fear

Kidney energy is our will power – It is really important to believe in yourself in your body that you can get pregnant, really deep down in every cell.

Kidney Yin energy rules the blood in the uterus, so you’re uterus lining making sure it’s the right thickness for implantation. The channels that help Kidneys are Chong Mai and Ren Mai these are really important they nourish the foetus.

In Chinese medicine it is really important to prepare for a pregnancy to get you and your partner as healthy as you can so you can have a healthy baby.

Quote form the Ming Dynasty to help you understand how important a healthy Kidney energy is –
“Pre-Heaven indicates the beginning of Qi if the parents are not healthy or the bedroom is not harmonised the baby will not be healthy”

It is really important to have a happy harmonious sex life it keeps you both balanced your Yin and Yang.

I'm going to use one of my one to one patients who came to me with a low AMH as an example.  I'm going to call her Gina.

Gina aged 40 came to me for help, so I could help her and her husband conceive.We went thought their diagnosis, tired from overwork, not sleeping that well, her periods were light with brown bleeding. She didn't have any definite signs of ovulation or mucus,stressed trying to do a masters as well as work, but the big stress for her was her AMH results from the clinic it was to low even for her to try IVF. The only answer the clinic had was egg donor, which Gina didn't want.This result had a huge effect on Gina's Heart, kidney and liver energy Qi. I explained to her that in Chinese medicine everything has to be in harmony for a pregnancy to occur. Gina's Liver Qi is stagnated this shows from her period and her heart energy as it affects all the emotions she is going though trying to get pregnant and the shock of a low AMH result, also her kidney energy is weak from over work and studying.  Gina has poor energy she is not sleeping well. Sleep is so important for the body to repair all the damage we have done during the day, if you don’t sleep well you don’t have enough energy for the day and then you don’t have the energy to sleep.  This may sound strange but you need energy to sleep.
I treated Gina and she got pregnant and later gave birth to a healthy beautiful baby boy
. It took about 6 months of weekly treatments.

As promised our 90 day egg support -

  • Acupressure point
  • Fertility cleanse
  • Good Multivitamin
  • Royal Jelly – co-enzyme Q10 - antioxidants
  • Maca
  • Distress plan
  • Super greens

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Lucy Townsley Lic TCM Trained in the Zita West IVF and Natural Fertility Method Also Acupuncture, Cupping, Tunia Massage, Facial Rejuvenation, Reiki, Prepared Herbs, Acupressure