por Miguel Fernandes
It is estimated that about 10% of couples of reproductive age experiencing difficulties in conceiving. For those who are facing this problem, the fertility treatment process can become tiresome, frustrating and expensive.
However, some non-conventional therapies, particularly Traditional Chinese Medicine, have caught the interest of the scientific community to provide a significant improvement in the fertility rates of couples or success rates of conventional treatments.
By increasing the flow of blood and Qi (vital energy) to the Reproductive System, acupuncture can help boost fertility. On the other hand, acupuncture helps to significantly reduce stress levels. The stress has been associated with female infertility due to increased cortisol hormone. Acupuncture can help reduce stress and balance the emotional and psychic levels of the couple.
The Acupuncture hasn’t side effects, compared with Western medicines and hormonal treatments that when inadequate or excessive side effects can cause long lasting. This therapy can be used exactly to balance the demanding side effects of conventional treatment.
Herbal Medicine – Be Treated by Nature
A study published in the Journal of Complementary Therapies in Medicine showed that women who received treatment with Chinese herbs once a week for about three months, were twice as likely to get pregnant as women who did not receive treatment.
The Chinese Herbal Medicine uses over 150 herbs in combinations about 10-15 herbs for each treatment. Treatments include natural ingredients such as extracts of bark, roots, leaves, flowers and plants. Scientific studies in China showed clinical success rates in the order of 70% with the use of this type of treatment.
Yoga is another way to boost fertility by reducing stress and increasing the blood flow. Breathing Exercises and Meditation promote relaxation by reducing cortisol and serotonin levels. Some of Yoga Exercises, such as inversions, are really fertility booster, by stimulating blood flow in the pelvic region.
Pregnancy: A Moment for be Body and Mind Prepared
Pregnancy and labor are usually a very happy and joyous moment in a couple’s life, but also can generate stress, fear and feel of insecurity. Therefore, it’s important that couples (especially women) should achieve physic and physiological balance, in order to conceive and care of a healthy, happy and balanced baby. The adoption of preventative holistic medicine practices would be a great asset for this objective.