If you are trying to have a baby but are having difficulty, there are some natural therapies that can be of enormous benefit to you. One great therapy that can be of help and comfort is reflexology. Read on for more information.
What is Reflexology for Fertility?
Reflexology for fertility, or fertility reflexology, can help to improve a person’s fertility by positively directing the flow of energy where it is needed. Reflexology involves manipulating pressure points in the feet or hands in order to positively affect a corresponding area of the body. In essence, energy pathways are unblocked, allowing the energy to flow as it should.
There are points on the feet that correspond with the reproductive system in the body, and by manipulating these; the imbalances that can lead to problems conceiving can be corrected.
How Reflexology Can Help Fertility
Fertility reflexology can be helpful for a range of things that can impact on a person’s fertility such as:
- Polycystic ovaries
- Cervical problems
- Adhesions (more commonly known as scar tissue)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pre-menstrual syndrome
- Hormonal imbalances
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
- Stress related problems
- Menstrual problems
Reflexology is actually fantastic for helping stress, which is very important if you are trying to increase your fertility and become pregnant. Stress can actually negatively affect your ability to conceive, whether it is worrying about becoming pregnant, stress from other family members or friends, workplace stress and so on. Reflexology is known for being calming and relaxing.
Reflexology is also great for balancing hormones, which can help with things such as encouraging regular menstruation, promoting ovulation, and relieving the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis.
Reflexology and Conventional Medicine
If you are undergoing tests to find out the cause of infertility, need to undertake a course of fertility drugs, or are embarking on assisted conception such as IVF, ICSI, GIFT, or ZIFT, reflexology can actually be of great help to you. This is because it is a supporting or complementary therapy, and as such, will not harm the treatments you are undergoing or take the place of them. The reflexology can support your body physically, but just as importantly, it will give you needed mental support, giving you the strength and positivity that you need in order to stave off anxiety and give the treatment the best possible chance of succeeding.