when are you going to have a baby?
The letters of request would bring tears to the eyes of the most hardened as hundreds of doctors, support personnel, patients, family members and general public would relate their frustrations, fears, prayers and desires in their unsuccessful efforts to begin a family. They wrote to request the article reprint with a glimmer of hope: “Maybe next Christmas we will have another package under the tree” to quote one letter. It has been estimated more than 1000 babies have been born Internationally as a direct result of the information gained from this article.
article is published here as it appeared in the January 17, 1992 issue
of “Dynamic Chiropractic” Since it has been 11 years since
the last article was reprinted, I realize three or four generations of
professionals have graduated from school and are now in clinical practice
seeking the answer to this significant problem. It is my hope this article
will help your friends, family and patients has it has in countless families
over the years. I will say again what I wrote in both previous articles,
“Be sure you send a photo of the baby, I’ll add it to my collection”.
I suppose most everyone knows the population of China is without equal. In one hour, China’s population increases by 1,375. In just 24 hours the census increases by 33,000 that figure put into a yearly perspective, means 15 million additional people added to China’s already bulging seams.
Currently, the official figure for China’s population is 1.07 billion (1990 estimated census). Interestingly, half the population is under 21 years of age. It’s awesome to think that one person in every four on this planet is Chinese.
Even though Chairman Mao Tse-Tung said “The more people the better”, China’s current leaders have adopted a different view. Faced with mounting problems in food production, China’s official goal is to reduce the population to a stable 1.2 billion by the year 2000. (As of this writing July 2003, the unofficial census estimation is just under 2 billion). This can be accomplished if 65 percent of the population under 30 limit their families to one child.
One would not think fertility would ever be a question in the People’s Republic of China. For the nation, it’s not a problem. However, what about the newly-wed Chinese couple who are ready to begin their family, who are faced with that international question asked by virtually every mother, father, mother- in- law, father-in-law, and both sets of grandparents, “So when are you going to have a baby”? For the couple unable to conceive, the stress from this situation can be overwhelming and to the Chinese ---embarrassing.
Acupuncture has long been revered for its ability to assist fertility even though the scientific community has not been able to explain what occurs physiologically. Its success, clinically, is significant. I wouldn’t want to give the credit or the blame to acupuncture in discussing China’s one plus billion people. However, on an individual case-by-case situation, acupuncture should definitely be explored for any couple currently suffering the frustration of being “infertile”.
Historically, most of the finger pointing in Western society is towards the female. However, the Chinese view both partners as their patients. I am unsure of the history of the procedure I am about to describe, as it was verbalized to me and my teacher had it verbalized to him. Who knows how many predecessors it had before that?
Speaking from personal experience from my own practice and the feedback from doctors and professionals I have taught this procedure, the technique works. Obviously, there are numerous medical conditions that may occur that may render a couple childless despite the best efforts of this or any other procedure. However, this technique is worth a try in all cases.
Reproductive Cerebral zone: This is a zone, (not an acupoint) which is one inch in length beginning at the front natural hairline and in line with an imaginary line drawn caudally/posterbilateral from the lateral canthus of the eye.
“Sperm Palace”: This point is three fingerbreadths bilateral to GV4 which is directly below the spinous of the second lumbar vertebrae.
“Palace of the Child”: This point is three inches (four fingerbreadths) bilateral to CV3 which is one inch superior to the symphysis pubes.
CV 1: From a medico/legal standpoint, this point because of its critical location has fallen out of favor with Western practitioners. This point lies directly in the perineum. An alternative is to ask the patients to stimulate this point in the privacy of their own home with a non-invasive stimulation. The practitioner can also use the Koryo Sooji Chim (Korean Hand Acupuncture) point on the base of the palmar hand just distal to the wrist.
all points with either needle, electronic or laser. Electronic stimulation
to each point for 12-15 seconds yields exceptional response. Laser stimulation
for 12-15 seconds per point utilizing a 632-635nm-wave length is equally
effective. Needle stimulation should be for 15 minutes with minimal external
manual stimulation. Treatment should follow balancing the meridians through
Electro Meridian Imaging (EMI). This is crucial. If unfamiliar with Electro
Meridian Imaging, send an e-mail to request information. Other extremely
significant points follow.
John A. Amaro D.C.,FIAMA,