If you’re struggling with infertility and would like to boost fertility naturally, there are a host of alternative medicines available.
There was a time when alternative medicine was considered a fad. Today we’ve moved past those thoughts, and now alternative medicine is being used for an array of issues, including infertility.
Hypnosis for infertility
When people hear hypnosis, they imagine a man with a watch on the long chain rocking it back and forth saying, “You’re getting sleepy.” You’ll be surprised to learn major medical schools now teach hypnosis. The American Medical Association officially sanctions hypnosis. Doctor’s use hypnosis to treat an array of issues, including anxiety disorders and of course, fertility. Experts believe it enhances fertility by promoting relaxation, which may ready the body for baby-making. When stressed our body creates a fight-or-flight response. Our body releases stress hormones and can upset the hormonal balance required for ovulation, fertilization, and implantation. Experts believe if you decrease stress through hypnosis you’ll boost fertility. Research shows when women are hypnotized during IVF procedures, their rates of conception dramatically improved.
As with most alternative medicine, seek an expert if you’re interested in trying hypnosis.
Relaxation techniques promote fertility
Another natural fertility treatment includes mind-body relaxation techniques. These include medication, yoga, and talk therapy. You can choose to have one on one therapy or group therapy with others dealing with fertility issues. Any of these options can alleviate stress. As stress can cause fertility issues, use one of these methods to reduce stress and get your body in the baby-making mood.
Acupuncture to stimulate hormones and regulate ovulation
Many people cringe when they hear the word acupuncture. The idea of having tiny needles inserted into your body doesn’t sound like fun. Thin needles are inserted into specific points on your body. What you might not know is that being a pincushion can cure what ails you—including infertility. Traditional Chinese medicines frequently use acupuncture. The Chinese believe the needles unblock energy, allowing your blood flow to increase. The increase in blood flow promotes a state of balance in your body. Western doctors state the acupuncture needles stimulate the nervous system. The needles release chemicals that promote healing. With fertility, acupuncture improves blood supply to your reproductive organs, stimulates hormones, and regulates ovulation. Acupuncture is one of the most popular natural fertility treatments. The best part is it can be used for men too. Acupuncture may help men increase their sperm quality and count.
Chiropractic treatment to enhance fertility
The nerves to your reproductive system run through your spine. If those nerves are misaligned, you may benefit from chiropractic treatment. Research shows if a chiropractic doctor manipulates the spine and body, it could enhance your fertility. If your nerves are misaligned, putting them back into place may improve your hormone balance. Improving hormone balance aids in helping you get pregnant.
Herbs and vitamins boost fertility naturally
There are a ton of herbs, vitamins, and minerals that are used to treat infertility naturally. These are a great choice for those who wish to give their bodies a boost without really taking a harsh medication. Some of the vitamins and minerals to make sure that you are getting enough of are: folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, B vitamins, calcium, and zinc. As for herbs, chaste berry, maca root, primrose oil and flaxseed oil are all good options.
Weight loss may help you conceive
Exercise and a healthy diet are encouraged for both men and women looking to conceive. Being overweight can reduce your chances for pregnancy. Studies show that if a man is overweight it will lower his sperm count, thus resulting in difficulty conceiving. For optimum health, doctors recommend both the man and woman’s BMI be under 30.