Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Having seen many infertile women as a holistic health practitioner in Santa Rosa, CA, I've found several keys that can help them to conceive and bring a baby to term naturally. Here they are:
1. Make sure the diet and digestion are nourishing the body adequately. If they aren't the woman will not have a healthy supply of blood to line the uterus and nourish a baby. Generally a vegan diet (no meat or dairy) is not adequate for women wanting to reproduce. A well rounded diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains and some meat is ideal.
2. Stress is a factor for so many women. How can a woman be expected to have energy to carry a baby and care for it after birth if she is running on empty and stressed out all the time? Naturally, mother nature wants her mothers to have peaceful, joyful energy to give her children.
3. Circulation in the body is part of fertility. If a woman is always "in her head," her blood is not going to flow to her reproductive organs. Acupuncture is a key therapy to help circulation of blood and energy to flow freely in the uterus and other reproductive organs. I recommend a series of treatments once a week over at least a couple of months to really notice the menstrual cycles becoming regular and healthy. Fertility naturally follows.
4. Start tracking your basal body temperatures. Sites such as http://www.gardenoffertility.com/
have free charts that help women to understand how to track and what such charts can help you tell when you are fertile each cycle. Did you know most cycles a woman is only fertile for a period of several days? Acupuncturists who are trained in integrative medicine can use such charts to help women understand their hormone levels and other key factors of the endocrine and reproductive functioning.
5. Look into herbal medicine. Acupuncturists in California are also extensively trained in herbal medicine. They can help you to address hormone imbalances in a natural way that works with your body. People generally find medications to have more side effects than such herbal supplements and feel good about using nature to heal themselves with herbs.
For more information call Kat Delse, L.Ac. at (707) 775-8311 or visit http://www.santarosa-acupuncture.com