As Naturopathic Doctors we are here to support our patients with fertility in many ways. Whether we are used as a support through conventional means through fertility treatments (IVF, IUI) or are sought out as an initial measure we believe in creating balance to both partner’s health.
Naturopathic Doctors treat the underlying route cause. For some that could be creating a healthier cycle when irregular cycles are present, treating conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal imbalance, low sperm count, low sperm motility using all natural therapies. At times there can be environmental, chemical and physical stresses that create havoc in our bodies which can be cleared so as to allow our bodies to then focus on the organs of conception. Our principle is to improve overall lifestyle habits, nutritionally, and eliminating any negative stressors that could be impacting the body.
Combining herbs and acupuncture can be beneficial for both patients seeing fertility doctors or not. Evidence shows that when acupuncture is done during embryo transfer it improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women going through in-vitro fertilization. Acupuncture has shown to decrease the rate of miscarriages and can improve chances of conception.
The principle with conception is to bring balance to both partner’s health. Balancing this through nutiriton, acupuncture, herbal remedies, and optimizing lifestyle by eliminated any stressors is key.
Those who are using conventional fertility treatments are encouraged to keep up with their medications and when implementing Naturopathic support this will increase their success with conception.