Looking For Alternative Infertility Treatments?
|February 25, 2010||Posted by healthsmartmom under Pregnancy|
Try Holistic Methods For Your Whole Body Health
Nothing is more frustrating than being unable to conceive a baby naturally. In general, you won’t even be diagnosed with infertility until after you’ve tried to conceive for over a year without success. And there are so many known and unknown factors that can contribute to infertility. Some, like endometriosis, you may already be aware of, but others such as diminished ovarian reserve, ovulation disorders, and low progesterone levels you may not discover until after a frustrating journey.
Many current infertility treatments for the above issues include scheduled drugs and systematic treatments, although these treatments can be quite expensive and may have harmful side effects. Other infertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization and sperm injection offer ways for infertile couples to conceive. These treatments are generally suggested when other techniques fail to produce a pregnancy. However, these techniques hormonally control the woman’s ovulation process, and tend to be very invasive.
As a result of the undesirable effects and results with standard infertility treatments, many are turning to the holistic approach to achieve their dream of becoming parents. Not only are these methods less invasive, they tend to have fewer or no side effects at all, which is why they are preferred and becoming increasingly popular.
One holistic approach to infertility in women is a form of acupuncture, namely ear acupuncture which has shown to be very effective in cases where female infertility has been caused by some kind of ovarian malfunction. One study showed very good results for women after receiving acupuncture treatment for about 30 times within a time period of 3 months. In the same study, some women participated in acupuncture as well as traditional hormone therapy. The women who underwent hormonal therapy along with acupuncture suffered from side effects that the women who used acupuncture only did not.
Another common holistic approach is simply a healthy change in diet and lifestyle. Caffeine has been shown to have a harmful effect on conception, so by simply reducing or eliminating beverages such as coffee, chocolate, cocoa, green tea (containing caffeine), black tea and soft drinks you can improve your fertility. One study showed that as little as one and a half cups of coffee is enough to delay conception in women. So if you are suffering from infertility, you should definitely want to stay away from caffeine. Other diet choices, such as eating too many saturated fats and diets that include fish contaminated with PCB may also contribute to a decreased fertility.
The best results, with the least side effects, for the treatment of infertility has been reported through the Chinese medicines, acupuncture and of course, the holistic approach. The holistic approach strives to bring the entire body into balance to achieve the desired result, not just treat the body as separate parts. There are many great books on using the holistic approach to treating infertility, including Lisa Olson’s Pregnancy Miracle. Rather than waiting until conventional medicine fails to give you the baby you want, start now on your holistic approach to fertility and have the baby of your dreams.
Article by Stefani Padilla, author, entrepreneur, home based business owner, wife and mom.
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