Hot Foot Bath for Infertility Treatment

Have you ever wondered why you fail to get pregnant even after you and your partner are both certified fully healthy and capable after a fertility check-up? Well, it could be one of several reasons, but the most likely is a phenomenon called cold womb (cold uterus, 宫寒). There is good news for you though; a simple and natural treatment can take care of it.

The treatment for cold womb may not be well known in the Western society, but it is very common amongst Chinese with countless successful treatments reported. Some celebrities claim this treatment is the real deal, after failing to get pregnant by using other methods. As a matter of fact, this treatment is so effective that many women bingo’ed only after two months of treatment. So what exactly is this infertility treatment you might ask? As funny as this might sound, it is just a simple hot foot bath.

Cold Womb

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, cold womb means that the female uterus 1 is cold. Uterus must be warm in order to have a healthy pregnancy. Cold womb not only affects normal conception, but also endangers baby’s health, and causes miscarriage.

What causes cold Womb

annoying-girlWomb becomes cold when stimulating by freezing air. A lot of girls often wear just one to two thin layers in cold weather; even expose their navels and waists in freezing air in the fall and winter. Over time, cold invades the uterus, causing cold womb, which leads to infertility. Other than bad dressing habits, those who spend a lot of time in an air conditioned environment, have too much cold beverages, or sit on cold floor so often, may also affect the health of the uterus and lead to cold womb.

Cold womb Symptoms

How do you know if you have cold womb? Here are the common symptoms

Hot Foot Bath

Benefits of hot foot bath

A nice foot bath after work does not only remove tiredness from your feet, but also alleviates a great deal of stress. Doing foot spa regularly can bring you a healthy life in many ways, and here are several of them.

Hot Foot Bath with Ginger to Clear Cold Womb

In TCM treatment, soakig feet in hot water everyday is a very effective way to clear the cold in the uterus, as enhancing blood circulation can warm up the uterus. The result will be even better if fresh ginger is added to the treatment. Fresh ginger is one of the most used most used herbs in TCM. It is mainly used in the treatment of colds for it’s ability to eliminate toxins and raise body heat. Modern medicine regards that fresh ginger can stimualte capillary, improve blood circulation and metabolism. Thus, hot foot bath with fresh ginger help to establish an ideal environment for the uterus to prepare not only for pregnancy, but a warm environment for the fetus to grow.

How to Prepare Ginger Water?

ginger4Hot ginger water doesn’t mean to simply soak ginger in hot water for a few minutes, but to slice and mash a small ginger root (15-20g, about half of a middle size ginger root), add it to a pot less than half filled with water. Cover the pot and boil for 10 minutes. Add this ginger water into your foot bath, and add a moderate amount of cold water until 40° (until you don’t feel very hot). [40°C = 104°F]

In case you have trouble perparing the ginger water, you can simply use the ginger foot powder which work as good as fresh ginger. You can find it at

Essential Points for Hot Foot Bath

footbath-posterTake a hot foot bath everyday until you get pregnant. You can take it anytime during the day but recommend having it before going to bed, as you will sleep better and feel more relaxed after the treatment. Here are some essential points for a better treatment result

What Container should be used?

Traditionally people use wooden bucket for hot foot bath simply because wood can keep heat for a relatively longer time. However, it is very heavy and you still have to keep adding hot water. With a home-use electric foot spa machine, all the hassles are gone. The electric foot spa machines can keep water in an ideal temperature. Not only that, the bubbles generated by the machines can help massaging the reflex points at your feet. There are some tall bodies machines which make them even more suitable for hot foot bath with cold womb treatment purpose. Here are some models found at Amazon. See their review here.

Foot Massage after Hot Foot Bath

Foot massage can also boost your chance of getting pregnany by strengthening the reproductive organs. If you can massage the reflex zones associated with fertility, after a foot bath, the chance of successful pregnancy will further be increased.

Here are the female reproductive reflexes on feet;


Reflex points on the feet for women’s health

The following video shows you the proper ways of massaging the reproductive reflexes.

So are you ready to get pregnant? Give it a shot, as it is good for your health anyway!


  1. “Uterus” in traditional Chinese medicine is different with that in western medicine. In TCM, uterus refers to the entire reproductive system.