Qi Gong for Fertility

6 self-care and movement practices to nourish your body, mind, and spirit for fertility.

By Kevin Yee-Chan, R. Ac.
Acubalance Wellness Centre

Are you looking to...

Move toward peak fertility

Reduce stress

Balance hormones

Cultivate optimal circulation

Flush toxins from the body

Move toward balance

In this Course…

Kevin shares 6 self-care and qigong practices which support varying stages of a fertility journey. These gentle exercises are safe for the body and calming for the mind. By working with the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (known as the microcosmic orbit in Chinese medicine), hormones like progesterone, estrogen, luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, cortisol, oxytocin are regulated, which helps:

  • Reduce stress through nervous system regulation
  • Balance hormones for peak fertility and mood
  • Mobilize joints to facilitate optimal circulation
  • Improve lymphatic flow to flush out waste and toxins

Videos included with the course:

A brief look into the anatomy and science of movement that supports qigong for fertility through the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis and the microcosmic orbit.

Learn techniques to soften the muscle and connective tissue, and flush the lymphatic system. Increase circulation and flush out toxins.

Practice mobilizing joints for greater ease of circulation and movement.

Optimal during the follicular phase of a natural cycle, or before a frozen embryo transfer or IUI. Deep belly breathing with movement exercises to encourage healthy blood production and collection toward the reproductive organs.

Optimal around ovulation, or before a frozen embryo transfer or IUI. Encourage circulation of blood and qi throughout the body.

Optimal post-conception (natural or transfer) and through the first trimester of a pregnancy, or in preparation for an IVF retrieval. Bring energy upward to support new life.

Optimal during the pre-menstrual and menstrual phase of a natural cycle, or post-retrieval during an IVF cycle. A grounding practice to settle back into trusting the beat and rhythm of your body. 

About your teacher

Kevin (he/they) is an acupuncturist, qigong & yoga practitioner, and artist who has been fascinated by the functions of the body for as long as he can remember. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pacific Rim College and is a certified E-RYT 500 yoga teacher.

In his first career as a ballet dancer, Kevin continually returned to acupuncture and yoga as potent tools to heal from various injuries and illnesses. As such, his practice weaves modern somatic sciences with eastern healing arts. Kevin believes everyone’s health journey is a unique work of art. His clinical practice is ignited by discovering each person’s distinct alchemy of vitality and providing patients with a heart-centered, research-based space to address:

  • Fertility, prenatal, and postnatal care
  • Digestive and hormonal issues
  • Anxiety and stress-related conditions
  • Musculo-skeletal pain
  • Queer- and POC-aware care

Kevin has trained in tui na (Chinese medical massage), reflexology, medical qigong, Shadow Yoga, non-violent communication, and polyvagal theory to support western science and the body’s full spectrum of health and wellbeing: both short- and long-term. In his spare time, you can find Kevin experimenting in the kitchen, making music, dancing, learning about new cultures, and exploring the natural world (oceans and sunsets are his favorites!)