Acupuncture helps with all phases of fertility from conception, through pregnancy, delivery, and post partum. One of the main effects of acupuncture is a state of relaxation. In order for the body to heal and to thrive, the ability to be relaxed is crucial. For women seeking to conceive and to maintain a healthy pregnancy, acupuncture helps to increase blood flow and circulation to the uterus, balance hormones, strengthen the immune system, improves the success rates of IVF and IUI, and decrease the chance of miscarriage.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbs have a long history of supporting fertility. Records show herbal treatments of infertility and miscarriage date back to 200 A.D. No one individual herb is considered especially useful for promoting fertility. Rather, more than 150 different herbs, given in formulas comprised of 15 or more ingredients, are used in the treatment of infertility with the purpose of balancing the body and correcting the conditions that caused infertility. In China, studies show that about 70% of all cases of infertility, male and female, when treated with Chinese herbs resulted in pregnancy or restored fertility.
Nurture the Mother Fertility Massage™
Our therapists are certified and highly experienced in a unique and effective massage protocol created by Claire Marie Miller who has over 32 year expertise in the field of pregnancy, fertility, labor, postpartum, and infant/child massage. This 90 minute treatment should be preformed after menses and before ovulation. The treatment includes a relaxing castor pack to cleans the digestive system and dissolve adhesions and cysts, cranial-sacral holds for balancing and centering, Integrative Reflexology® for fertility which stimulates the reproductive areas, endocrine glands and digestive system, pelvic massage to break up adhesions and increase blood flow, acupressure points to increase energy through the reproductive areas, fertility education, aromatherapy for optimal hormonal functioning, and visualization techniques for tuning in and opening up the conception channels.
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Reiki is a non-invasive, hands on energy healing modality that that improves the chances of getting pregnant by promoting relaxation, releasing stress, increasing blood flow and circulation and minimizing health problems and conditions that can hinder fertility. Reiki increase the flow of 'chi' or vital life energy flowing through energetic pathways in the body. By optimizing and balancing the flow of chi the functioning of the reproductive organs in both women and men become revitalized. Reiki is also effective in assisting with issues during and after pregnancy. A recent study showed that that Reiki reduced stress during pregnancy by 94%, nausea and morning sickness were reduced by 80%, and quality of sleep improved by 86%.
Fertility reflexology focuses on the correspond points on the feet that relate to the reproductive system and hormonal systems in the body to correct the imbalances that can lead to problems conceiving. Reflexology is helpful for conditions such as polycystic ovaries, cervical problems, adhesions or scar tissue, pelvic inflammatory disease, PMS, hormonal imbalances, stress, menstrual irregularities. If you are undergoing assisted reproductive therapy, such as IVF or IUI, reflexology complements
these therapies and increases your chance of conception.
Yoga postures stretch and relax tight muscles and connective tissue. Muscles in the hips, groin, shoulder and lower back begin to relax, as these areas relax fresh blood and increased circulation being to happen in these areas. Yoga incorporates the breath with stretching and offers specific breathing techniques to create a sense of deep relaxation. When the body relaxes it reduces the levels of cortisol in the body, and since cortisol interferes with our reproductive hormone function, lowering these levels benefits fertility. Yoga also detoxifies the body, cleaning out harmful toxins and cleansing the body. Lastly, yoga is an complete exercise system that is safe during the time of trying to conceive, pregnancy and postpartum.