These days, natural treatments for infertility are increasingly becoming the preferred choice for couples that do not want the risk and cost of conventional treatments for infertility. As you may be aware, a natural, holistic approach looks at each aspect of the person, or couple, in order to find the root cause of the problem and treat it. A holistic medical practitioner will not rule out spiritual, emotional, or physical attributes that may cause the infertility. In most cases, a natural approach has a far better chance of being successful in treating infertility. This is because they look at the root cause of the infertility.
Here are some of the ways you can use natural treatment for infertility.
Your diet is a very important aspect to a natural fertility program. Nutrition plays a role in balancing hormones, cleansing and building healthy cells, supplying the body with important nutrients A good diet also helps you to maintain a healthy weight, which can greatly impact fertility. Women who are underweight or overweight may have a harder time becoming pregnant because body fat levels impact the production of sex hormones. Nutrition is basically supplying your body with the building blocks for healthy fertility and a healthy baby. What you eat will be building your baby.
So to begin to build a healthy nutritional foundation you may need to make some changes to your diet. Some of these changes are going to be big, and others small. You can work with a nutritionist to develop a pre-conception food plan. :
Exercise and moving your body helps get fresh oxygenated blood to your uterus, eggs, heart, liver, etc. Exercise is excellent for your general health and general wellbeing. It helps to reduce stress, detoxifies, promotes a healthy weight, burn fat, and boosts circulation to the entire body. Exercise also helps to re-oxygenate the blood, allowing the body to get more oxygen and heal faster, function better. An exercise routine I recommend is Yoga. Yoga is beneficial as it helps to relax the body, stretch muscles and limbs which help to bring fresh blood to all the cells in the body as well as reduce stress and balance the hormones through relaxation
Massage is part you can incorporate into your fertility enhancing program. It helps remove toxins from the lymphatic system and increases circulation to the uterus, ovaries, and eggs. Using the right massage technique is a very effective and low cost way to boost your fertility naturally and help reduce the effects of fertility issues on your body.
Balance is an important part of building a healthy fertility foundation in more ways then one. For conception to occur there has to be the correct balance between hormones at specific times. So a healthy endocrine system is important to hormonal balance.
There also needs to be a balance in life. A balance between stress and peace, sleep and wake, and even your “time for yourself” and your “time you give to others” should be balanced.
If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant you and your partner may want to look to herbs for fertility. Herbs have been used to promote fertility for thousands of years and can be considered to be a form of natural fertility medication. Using herbs can be very powerful, it is important to speak with a registered naturopath before taking any herbal supplements.
- Chasteberry is also known as vitex has historically been used to regulate the female estrogen/progesterone balance. Chasteberry can help regulate your menstrual cycle because it stimulates your pituitary gland to release more luteinizing hormone which increases the progesterone released by your ovaries.
- Maca is an excellent food for any one trying to get pregnant. It has been used for women suffering poor eggs, PCOS, recurrent miscarriages, infertility due to stress. It also promotes overall wellbeing. Should be used by men to increase sperm count and quality.
- Damiana: This herb has been used traditionally for toning the nervous system, balancing hormones and increasing sex drive. It needs to be used consistently over several weeks.
- Dong Quai is a Chinese fertility herb, long-used to solve menstrual difficulties. It also helps to balance estrogen levels in the body and improve chances of implantation.
Do relax: The easiest suggestion sometimes seems like the most impossible to follow when your hopes have been raised and dashed for months or even years. Studies have shown that stress can complicate fertility issues for both men and women. To aid in removing or lowering stress levels, consider joining a positive support group for couples who are having fertility issues. Negative thoughts such as I will never have a baby should be deliberately replaced with more positive thoughts. Yoga and breathing techniques are an excellent way to cope with daily stressors