We have discussed Kidney Jing and its importance, previously in this article. Particularly with conception, Kidney Jing is essential. So lets take a look at some Trying To Conceive Tips that will help you preserve the Kidney Jing you have.
Today we explain more fully, what can injure your Kidney Jing, what to do about it and how to restore it to the best ability. [pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]You cannot have too much Jing. There is no upper limit but you can run out of it. Everyone needs more vitality, its what keeps us youthful both inside and out.[/pullquote]
1. Stress & Overwork
This is what I call “Work hard, play hard, stress hard.” The Western culture promotes busy-ness, burning the candle at both ends and little opportunity to rest. Rest just doesn’t seem to be in our culture. You always seem to be on the go, telling someone you’re very busy and are time poor. You achieve a lot but also have a lot on your mind, with little down time to ease the pressure & stress.
- Stress management
- Exercise is a great stress reliever
- Relaxation practices such as yoga or meditation, tai chi, qi gong.
- Bodywork such as Osteopathy, Massage, Reflexology, Kinesiology.
- Focus on your work/life balance.
2. Fear & Insecurity
Anxiety & Depression seem to be at record levels. Perhaps this is a flow on from point number 1. Not coping or dealing with stressors and pressures that build up over time, deeply affect our brain & neurology. The more you practice fear and insecurity it becomes a well-worn path in our neurology and behaviour.
- Relaxation practices such as yoga, meditation, tai chi, qi gong are fantastic.
- Counselling or Hypnotherapy can be useful tools as well to manage fear and insecurity
- Kinesiology is a great option for people who find it challenging to talk about their fears and insecurities
3. Too frequent ejaculations/ Too frequent sex (in men)
Sorry guys, according to ancient Chinese Medical texts, they have gone to the trouble of advising the ideal frequency of sex and ejaculation at various stages and ages throughout your life.
The gist is, while you’re young, you have more Jing, so you can have more frequent sex. As you age the frequency starts to reduce. And yes masturbation counts. Every ejaculate counts.
The logic behind this is, your sperm is your Jing. Therefore each time you ejaculate, you are using up your Jing. Too much ejaculation can lead to a depletion of Jing and show up in your sperm count test results.
- Reduce number of times having sex/ masturbate to preserve Jing, there are Chinese Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture options for helping support Jing & Sperm Quality.
- Find other ways to vent stress that give you endorphine release- boxing classes, running, cycling, explosive sports.
- Although your urges may betray you in the desire for more sex, there are ancient Chinese & Indian practices such as Qi Gong and Tantra that focus on conserving and preserving your sexual energy for a “less is more” approach. The theory being, you may do the deed less, but its more satisfying when you do. There’s nothing wrong with sex per se, quoting the old adage “everything in moderation”.
4. Bearing many children (in women)
In the same way that ejaculate depletes the Male Jing, childbirth depletes a Female’s Jing.
The energy required to conceive, and grow a human being then deliver one into the world is massive. When fertility & pregnancy comes easy, its a blessing and when you have difficulty conceiving or a difficult pregnancy with morning sickness or other complications it can be exhausting. The more children you have the more times you put your body through these wonderful, but draining processes.
Think of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers who would have 7, 8, 9 or more children! They were superwomen and kept a stiff upper lip through it all. But consider their energy levels, their vitality, and Jing at the end of twenty years of childbearing and child rearing!? Amazing!
- In modern times people are having less children, so that eliminates part of the issue.
- Topping up your Jing after having a baby is best practice. Giving your body time to recover, honouring that marathon of a life-event you have just completed using tools such as this brilliant bone broth recipe, yoga, pilates, sleep, meditation is great.
- Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture to restore Jing.
- Even if your children are grown past the baby stage, nurturing yourself and your Jing is absolutely worth it!
This can be assumed as obvious, but still extremely important to discuss. Intoxicants such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, coffee and tobacco, heavy metals such as mercury, lead and aluminium are all major hinderances to fertility, conception and the development of the embryo.
- Microalgae – sounds sexy doesn’t it? This is your chlorella & spirulina and they’re rich in RNA/DNA which protect the body from degeneration, help with renewal of cells and slow ageing processes.
- Cereal Grasses – Barley Grass, Wheat Grass
- Vitamin A – strengthens reproductive health and protects against congenital birth defects. Vit A is supplied in foods such as Microalgae, Fish, Liver, Kidney, Brain , Bone and its marrow (bone broths)
- Gentle detox or heavy metal chelation program under the guidance of a fully qualified Naturopath or Nutritionist.
- Reduce Coffee & tobacco usage. If fertility levels are low, I would get off them altogether with a supportive withdrawal program with a Clinical Hypnotherapist or Nutritionist.
- Eliminate recreational drug use.