You want to get pregnant, but it’s just not happening.
I know, it’s one of the most stressful things that can happen to a couple.
Usually, women visit our Toronto fertility clinic to consult about their condition. That’s fine, but ideally, the couple should be together when visiting the doctor because it takes two to make a baby.
Naturopathic doctors provide highly individualized holistic treatments to combat the causes of infertility. This can include herbs and nutrients, dietary changes, regular exercise and stress management.
Your journey to fertility can be filled with challenges – especially, if you’ve been diagnosed as infertile!
Whether the infertility is a result of a hormone imbalance or not, you have likely tried every measure possible to achieve conception.
From timing intercourse around ovulation, to taking hormone pills, or altering your diet to improve the alkalinity of your body – it seems like you’ve tried everything to get pregnant. However, you still seem to be hitting a wall with achieving conception.
Take a deep breath. You have definitely had a difficult road to travel thus far. In this article, I’m going to share a few tips that can improve your chances of fertility. I’m also going to discuss how acupuncture helps individuals achieve fertility, by getting your body to an improved state of health and well-being – raising your chances of conception even higher.
To start, let’s talk about stress. Many of you think stress is just the norm, not realizing how much it really impacts your health.
If you find your body feels tense in certain areas by the end of the workday, this is a sign that you are holding stress in the body.
The fact that it’s happening more at the end of the day is also a sign of exhaustion, adrenal fatigue, or that your kidneys are weak – a key point to consider on your journey to conception. I’ll explain more in point #2.
If your body is exhausted, it is likely going to reduce your chances of becoming fertile. So breathe, do some yoga, control the amount of stress you take on personally. This is a good place to start.
Your kidneys are responsible for the health of your reproductive organs in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
So, if you’re infertile as a result of imbalanced progesterone/estrogen levels, low follicle count, or a uterus that doesn’t seem to holding the embryo to term – there is likely something off with your kidneys. Here’s a list you can check to see how your kidneys are doing:
If you experience two or more of the above symptoms, your kidneys and reproductive system could use a boost.
For those who are looking for a more personalized approach – I would recommend acupuncture for fertility.
Not only do acupuncturists take into consideration results from your obstetrician/gynecologist, but we would also be looking to take a personalized treatment plan according to your body’s imbalances.
With acupuncture, we would be gauging your reproductive health and wellbeing. We do this by checking your pulse, having a look at your tongue, and checking your abdomen for any signs of organ imbalances.
The advantage here is that we would be evaluating all facets of your health and well being that may be creating roadblocks in your path to becoming fertile.
That means if your sleep is off, or you have other problems in your health, we would be working on resolving these issues as well. It may not seem important to you, but clearing these issues is critical to achieving fertility. The body can’t be forced to focus on fertility if it’s constantly having to deal with unresolved issues in your health.
As for where Acupuncture is performed, we would typically do acupuncture points on the lower back or abdomen, and legs. These points are great for supporting reproductive health, improving uterine lining, and regulating hormones.
Typically we recommend trying acupuncture for 4-6 months. During this timeframe, we would constantly support you in achieving conception and evaluating where your body is at on a weekly basis.