Fertility & Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care can help women dealing with infertility in a myriad of ways, including reducing stress, increasing function and even help preparing your body for pregnancy. Chiropractors promote health and wellness from an inside-out approach. They encourage healthy nutrition, active lifestyles, and stress relief through a variety of therapies. Many of these factors can directly affect one’s ability to conceive.
FROM THE DOCTOR…
Chiropractic care is a safe and natural approach to enhancing the body’s ability to function properly. What many people do not realize is how vast the applications and benefits of chiropractic care can be, including helping parents dealing with fertility issues.
I encourage and insist on good nutrition and a healthy diet, active lifestyles, and a reduction of stress through a variety of therapies. All these factors can directly affect one’s ability to conceive.
The goal of treatment is to balance the nervous system by balancing the musculoskeletal system and the Cranial-sacral system. You must balance the nervous system first to have a chance of reversing infertility. When the parents (primarily the mother) are stuck in a stress pattern which is sympathetic overdrive which means they are stuck in fight or flight.
This means that your system has no intention of slowing down and preparing to go into a nesting and nurturing mode to have a baby. The cortisol levels will be out of control suppressing the sex and fertility hormones, reducing sex drive and fertility.
If you are in sympathetic and are ready to fight or run all the time you will have decreased chance of getting pregnant. Stress is the precursor to this state of disease/dysfunction and the breakdown of our system physically and emotionally. All emotional states are affected by our level of stress and cortisol
The reality is that anxiety is an expression of chronic sympathetic tone as well as the inability to sleep and both conditions improve significantly when the sympathetic tone is downregulated.
My treatment addresses that sympathetic imbalance by properly supporting and balancing the musculoskeletal system and down regulate the sympathetic imbalance in the nervous system. Treating the Sacro-iliac system, Temporal mandibular joints and the cranial sacral system is fundamental. Those are the 2 most highly innervated joints in the body, and are the reason that I can affect the sympathetic tone. With that I have to get the patient to sleep regularly and restfully. Then I start addressing the daytime cortisol imbalance and help the body handle the everyday stress of life. Then I will address sex hormone regulation and sex drive.
WAYS CHIROPRACTIC CARE CAN HELP WITH FERTILITY
◊ Balance Hormones
◊ Increase Function
◊ Reduce Stress
◊ It Can Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy by Reducing Postural Distortions
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING HEIGHTENED STRESS LEVELS?
You must be honest with yourself when analyzing the state of your nervous system as this is the most important thing you can do to get pregnant. Compare the stress we’re under relative to our grandparents when they were young. The list of things that we subject our minds and bodies to is not conceivable to the families 70-80 years ago. The number of insults starting with computers, EMF pollution as well as all the chemical pollutants in our environment and food was unthinkable to our ancestors.
The synthetic estrogens that are from the environment are countless times higher than in the past. Plastics have been extensively studied by Susan Swan PHD. In her book titled “Countdown” which she references her research that states that, “sperm counts from 1975 thru 2015 have dropped over 56%”. Her prediction is, that we as species will not be able to reproduce naturally in approximately 25 years. This is a huge factor that is not addressed or discussed enough in our modern society, as the amount of synthetic estrogens and hormone disruptors are at an unsustainable level. Anyone struggling with fertility needs to address and support their system appropriately. This is a primary factor that must be addressed nutritionally and with herbs from the start of treatment.
There are many factors to fertility, but the effect of the system being stuck in sympathetic is not given enough attention. Fertility clinics do nothing but give you hormones to promote the release of eggs for harvesting and fertilization, but it does not do much for your natural hormonal healthy sex drive and fertility.
We need to get back to the basics. 36 years ago, is when I started practicing, the medical advice for those that could not get pregnant was to take 2-3 weeks off around your ovulation and let nature do its job naturally to support bringing a child into the world.
How much energy do you have at the end of the day, week, or month after working for conceiving a child. If you put everything into a career and wait until your 30s to try to get pregnant, which is common today. You are passed your prime reproductive years and now need help.
You are over stressed and out of balance, and you need help getting back into balance. What are you willing to change in your life and what are you willing to do to decrease your stress? The list of therapies that can help is long and here are a few recommendations.
WHOLISTIC METHODS FOR REDUCING STRESS
In addition to chiropractic care, Yoga. Meditation, sleeping 8 hours a night, eating whole foods, and staying away from all foods that have MSG and any other preservatives, chemical pesticides/herbicides, GMO-crops, Canned foods and anything highly processed.
Fertility and sex drive are not difficult health challenges; Decreasing stress and maintaining health are!