Complementary medicines and therapists offer natural solutions to support your reproductive health. It may be that you want to focus on your general health and wellbeing, before you begin trying for a baby, or have had reproductive challenges and therefore need help and an individual plan.
When working with a natural therapist you can expect a full health review with in-depth interviews about you and your health, reproductive issues or conditions. You may be asked to show blood tests for analysis and discuss your menstrual cycles.
Fertility issues equally affect men and women, so it is critical that both work on improving their health.
You can expect to be provided with the following support to boost your health naturally for fertility:
- Dietary changes
- Nutritional deficiency identification
- Helping managing stress
- Relaxation techniques and tools
- Enhancing immunity
- Supporting emotional responses and hormonal balance
Natural therapies and fertility
Endometriosis is a condition that can inhibit conception. According to Endometriosis Australia, 1 in 9 women have this condition. If you are looking to conceive and suffer from Endometriosis, talk to a naturopath or nutritionist about which natural medicines work to reduce inflammation, modulate the immune system and enhance your fertility levels. You may also want to discuss your other factors that may impact your chance of conceiving, such as your environmental toxin exposures (such as toxic chemicals, pesticides, dioxins, heavy metals, and mould).
Finally, work with your natural therapist to optimise your gut health and to learn about which food groups may be impacting your fertility when you have endometriosis.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that may stop you from getting pregnant. Symptoms can include missed or irregular periods, excess weight, excess body hair and insulin resistance. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, speak to your acupuncturist or naturopath who can provide you natural treatments such as acupuncture and herbal medicines. Lots of sugar, excessive refined carbohydrates and lack of exercise can also contribute to insulin resistance which can worsen PCOS.