Did you know that reflexology can be used to help with fertility problems?
I can now offer Fertility Reflexology in my practice.
Reflexology has been known to aid in certain conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, irregular periods or ovulation and stress related fertility issues to name but a few.
Many parts of the body must be running smoothly to conceive a baby. The man must be producing healthy, motile sperm in large enough quantities to fertilise an ovum. The womans’ cervical mucus must be at the right pH and consistency. The ovaries must release healthy eggs and the fallopian tubes must be free of blockages. The uterine environment must be suitable for the implantation of the fertislised egg. And finally the endocrine system must be secreting hormones in the right sequence and at the proper levels for pregnancy to happen.
EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF INFERTILITY Braun (2006) discusses that infertility can have a significant impact on a couple life’s. Facing infertility in itself can be a stressor making it more difficult for a couple to conceive. Infertility in women can trigger feelings such as anger, resentment and/or guilt at not getting pregnant and/or using contraception for years, terminating previous pregnancy etc. This may be augmented by feelings of hatred or disgust towards their own bodies, which can impact the woman’s sexual identity. In men infertility can result in feelings of isolation as impotency may impact the mans’ sense of masculinity.
In addition trying to start a pregnancy can interfere with a couple’s normal sex life where sex becomes a chore. The lack of spontaneity and sometimes enjoyment may lead to erectile problems in men and vaginal dryness in women.
In summary though the figures throughout literature vary, it can be concluded that infertility problems can be split evenly between women and men at approximately 40% each. The causing factors in the remaining 20% of cases are often unknown. In cases where the reason for infertility is purely medical, there are many clinics offering solutions to couples in what has now become a multi million-dollar industry. For cases where the causes of low fertility are not clear much evidence is now showing that if lifestyle and environmental factors are addressed successful outcomes do occur.
Contact me Kay 087 9671511 to arrange appointment for your fertility reflexology