Emotional Impediments to Conception

In this course, we will look at the spectrum of the heavy and difficult emotions fertility patients field, from fear to the constant switching between hope and despair to the self-loathing and confusion associated with guilt and blame to the intense anxiety and back to the fear. Emotionally the fertility journey can be fraught with destabilizing undermining emotions that wreck havoc upon one’s sense of self-esteem.

We will examine these emotions in the context of their correspondences, both to the classical understanding of the 5 Spirits, the Shen, Hun, Po, Yi & Zhi, and also in the context of the spirit association to the elements of the 5 phases. We will discuss the corresponding impact these emotions can have on the connective pathways of the channel systems, as exemplified in the Sheng & Ke Cycle theory.

This presentation will examine the importance of how acupuncture can be used to treat these complicated, multi-layered, often tangled emotions. IFS Lecture from June 8, 2016.

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