Updated: Nov 20, 2020
When infertility blocks your journey to parenthood, you may become weary, overwhelmed, anxious, angry or filled with grief. Infertility is a stressful and frustrating life experience. There are options to explore that may help with underlying causes of infertility.
Visceral Manipulation and infertility: Visceral manipulation is a complementary or alternative manual therapy that assesses and releases the structural relationships between the organs, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments throughout the body. In the pelvis with consideration to infertility, the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries are assessed for restrictions that may be interfering with the egg and sperm meeting, or the fertilized egg implanting into the uterus. Restrictions in this area can be found when there is any history of surgery, history of digestive issues, prior history of pelvic disorders, malpositioned uterus, previous ectopic pregnancy, or history of internal hemorrhoids. Addressing tensions around the uterus, and assessing uterus position has also been helpful in cases of repeated miscarriages.
Essential Oils and Infertility: If there are struggles with conception due to infertility because of stress, lifestyle, or imbalances in hormones, many of these reasons can be addressed with essential oils. The chemistry of various essential oils can assist in supporting healthy levels of estrogen, progesterone, reduce stress, improve mood, and support cellular health. Essential oils that are certified pure and of therapeutic grade and manufactured with the intention of use for safe external applications should be used. A massage using specific essential oils placed across the spine and feet helps to move Qi or energies, support the body as described above, and bring deeper relief to emotions surrounding infertility.
Acupuncture and Infertility: Acupuncture can help to regulate the menstrual cycle and ovulation. It provides increased and improved blood flow and circulation to the pelvic organs and helps to relax the cervix. “Normal” periods are achievable with treatments and lifestyle changes for conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, Fertility, and Dysmenorrhea to name a few. Acupuncture relieves overall stress and anxiety that can be a big component when talking pelvic health and fertility. When stress is high the nervous system is operating on overdrive and can lead to hormone imbalances and adrenal fatigue. The therapeutic effects of acupuncture help people to feel more grounded and centered. It also helps to balance and calm the nervous system so our bodies and minds work with us, not against us. Acupuncture is not only for women’s fertile health, but can also help to improve sperm count, quality and motility in men.
These holistic options are all available at Statera Integrated Health and Wellness Solutions.
~Dr Leslie Kremer, PT offers Visceral Manipulation
~Julie Haufe, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master offers massage and essential oil treatments
~Ashley Oberbroeckling - M.Ac, L.Ac, L.M.T offers Acupuncture