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Lower back pain and infertility


Did you know that lower back pain may be related to infertility?


Lower back pain is one of the most common condition in clinic. It is estimated that 90% people may have some degree of lower back pain in their life. The causes of lower back pain varies. Generally it is caused by injuries, heavy lifting, poor posture, sitting for too longtime, lack of exercises, arthritis, etc.

However Did you know that lower back pain may be related to infertility?

In Chinese medicine theory, lower back pain may be an indicator of low fertility energy – Kidney Deficiency. Kidney is a very special organ in Chinese medicine. The function of kidney includes:

  • Stores the essence (The primary essence inherited from your parents);
  • Controls the growth, development and reproduction of the body.

If the Kidney’s function is normal, your fertility energy is strong and you are fertile.

If the Kidneys’ essence is impaired, the foundation of your fertility is also weakened, hence infertility occurs.


Lower back is the “House of Kidney”


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnoses look the subtle signs and symptoms of your body. Lower back pain before or/and during menstruation cycle indicate the foundation of your fertility is weak.

Therefore, if we see you have lower back pain associate with period, you may need treatment for the foundation of fertility health.


How do acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help?


Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help to consolidate the foundation of fertility by:

  • Strengthen the Kidney Qi;
  • Strengthen Kidney Yang;
  • Strengthen Kidney Yin;

Once the foundation of fertility health has been consolidated, the lower back pain associated with period will be much better.


At Almond Wellness Centre, often we see our patients conceived naturally after treating their lower back pain and building up the fertility foundation.