How To Get Pregnant Fast: Step 6 – Supercharge Fertility With Alternative Approachesby Dr Emma Gray - 6th August, 2018
This is the 6th blog in the series How to Get Pregnant Fast. In this article I am going to show you how to supercharge your fertility with some Alternative and Complementary Approaches including Chinese Medicine, Yoga and Massage.
This blog will give you the key facts and highlights, for more details check out the book I have written to accompany this series: How To Get Pregnant Fast by Dr Emma Gray
Studies suggest acupuncture can boost fertility. By placing needles at key energy meridians linked to the reproductive organs, acupuncture stimulates and restores the flow of Qi, a form of life energy that according to theories of Chinese medicine must flow through the body unhampered if illness or malfunctions such as infertility are to be avoided. A more western understanding of the process is that acupuncture increases blood supply by dilating the arteries to the ovaries so that they receive greater amounts of hormonal stimulation and to the lining of the uterus so that it is better able to absorb the nutrients and hormones necessary to help it grow strong enough to hold on to an implanted embryo.
To find a qualified practitioner visit The British Acupuncture Society.
Chinese herbs have been used in the treatment of infertility and miscarriage since 200 A.D. Large scale clinical trials in modern China suggest that between 50-90% of infertility treated with Chinese herbs resulted in pregnancy or restored fertility.
To find a practitioner in Chinese Herbal Medicine visit The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Women who are under constant stress produce prolactin, cortisol and other hormones, which can interfere with or even block regular ovulation. Studies show that yoga can help reduce stress and bring some calmness and balance to the mind which can affect fertility. Some experts also believe that specific poses can help promote conception by increasing blood flow to your pelvis, stimulating hormone-producing glands, and releasing muscle tension.
Click here for more information and specific yoga poses.
(Self) Fertility Massage
Fertility massage has been used for hundreds of years to support conception.
The best time to practice (self) fertility massage is between days 6-14 of your cycle as it can help ensure a regular supply of oxygenated blood and the distribution of hormone towards the reproductive area while the egg is being developed and released. Avoid fertility massage during the time that you are menstruating as fertility massage may increase your blood flow and also during your luteal phase to ensure that you don’t interfere with implantation.
Femoral Reproductive Massage increases the blood flow to the pelvic organ providing extra nourishment to the uterus and ovaries. This video gives more specific information, a demonstration of the technique and how to do it yourself.
If you are interested in exploring this area further you will find information on how to boost your fertility using Reflexology, castor oil packs and Lunaception in my book How To Get Pregnant Fast.
Good Luck on your fertility journey.