Stress | Anxiety | Depression
Infertility in modern times is viewed as a physical obstruction of some sort, it may be ovarian function dysfunction, endometriosis, blocked Fallopian tubes, high FSH hormones, low AMH hormone, low sperm count, fibroid, cysts etc. After visiting an IVF clinic the impression left with the infertility patient is that something in the body must be wrong and it has to be physical.
In Hunyuan medicine we recognize the vital aspects of the physical body but we know that there are other things in play, things that may lead to infertility. One of these “other” things is the human heart, the dichotomy and emotions.
The Human Heart discharges a dichotomy at birth. The baby, upon coming out to the world, instigates a basic dichotomy of "likes" and "dislikes". It is an innate instinct with a survival effect; now the baby can protect itself and nurture its life.
For example, when a baby is hungry he ‘likes’ milk, if milk is not coming to his mouth when he ‘likes’ it then he starts ‘disliking’ the situation and he becomes angry. This emotion helps him move his body to attract the mother’s attention, and then he gets his milk. When he gets his milk the emotion stops, the ‘like’ is fulfilled, the ‘dislike’ is no more.
If he would continue to cry the mother will push him away from her, trying to find out what else is wrong. This is the meaning of the basic dichotomy. The basic dichotomy turns complicated as we grow old and are influenced by myriad of factors. It often miscalculates how much energy should a person expend in order to accomplish a certain task. This weakens the person and diverts energy to the wrong place.
Modern ART (advance reproductive technologies) offers a physical fix, but this, at times, comes with tremendous anxiety and fear of disappointment.
When basic dichotomy and their attached emotions are excessive then fertility is compromised.
Hunyuan Xinfa Heart method offers a practical solution; an exercise to strengthen the heart dichotomy. It allows the heart to better withstand the anxiety associated with inability to conceive, and even the extreme stress associated with fertility drugs and IVF.