Holistic care therapies are a great way of helping patients to successfully achieve a healthy pregnancy, as well as support them through the entire process. Complementary treatments are increasingly featuring in fertility treatment due to the large amount of scientific evidence that shows a range of alternative therapies, for example acupuncture and reflexology, can help to boost fertility.
Here at Newlife, we offer a range of holistic therapies from our experienced practitioners, including diet and nutrition, massage and yoga. Our complementary care is suited to each patient’s individual needs and is aimed to give the best possible chance of successful pregnancy, as well as providing a release for any tension and anxiety.
If you’re interested in using holistic care in order to aid pregnancy and are wondering exactly how it works, read on.
Reflexology is a non-invasive and gentle treatment that is practised on the feet. Each treatment is modified to each individual in order to work alongside your menstrual cycle. This helps to encourage your body to re-balance and regain a natural rhythm and flow. If you are undergoing any other fertility treatments alongside reflexology, it can be adapted to suit your specific needs. Reflexology can also be used alongside natural fertilisation as well as on male patients. Though not limited to, reflexology can:
- Help to conceive naturally
- Improve irregularities in cycle
- Support assisted conception e.g. IVF
- Help to relax
- Help to reduce anxiety and stress
Dealing with fertility issues can be an emotional and stressful time. Scientific studies have shown hypnotherapy to be a safe and successful treatment in terms of reducing stress, maximising chances of conception and maintaining a pregnancy that is healthy. Though not limited to, hypnotherapy can:
- Help to reduce stress
- Help to regain control
- Encourage communication
- Help to address areas of guilt, grief and fear
- Help to focus on positive outcomes
Abdominal and lower back massages are the perfect way to reduce stress and increase relaxation- but they can also help to aid fertility. These massages aim to target hormonal, reproductive and stress related conditions, helping to improve the flow of blood and lymph throughout the entire body and more specifically, the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. This treatment is most effective pre ovulation though can be conducted during most of your cycle.
Diet & Nutrition
Your diet and nutrition can affect sperm quality as well as conception and miscarriage rates. For couple who are trying to conceive, it’s vital you make changes to improve your diet. Fertility treatment can be stressful, and adding diet changes on top of that can be a struggle. Here at Newlife, we can help you find healthy foods you enjoy as well as solutions to fit your lifestyle. Being underweight or overweight can affect your fertility, as can your lifestyles. Our diet and nutrition treatments are tailored to each individual to put them on the right track to healthy living and a successful pregnancy.
If you’re currently experiencing distress or worry due to fertility issues and need someone to talk to, counselling can offer vital support before, during or after treatment. Here at Newlife, our fully trained counsellors can help you think through and make any important decisions. Everyone’s fertility journey is unique to the individual, so our counsellors are able to be flexible with what help is needed and when. Counselling can lift a heavy weight of stress which in turn can help to aid fertility and successful pregnancy.
Originating in China, acupuncture is a medical procedure that consists of inserting sterile, thin needles into specific points of the body. This can help to regular functions and restore energy flow to the body. We’d advise using acupuncture treatment in combination with a fertility treatment to maximise chances of fertility. Though not limited to, acupuncture can:
- Regulate fertility hormones
- Increase blood flow to reproductive organs
- Help to reduce stress
- Counteract effects of PCOS
- Help to improve sperm quality
Here at Newlife Clinic, we can advise and conduct any of the above holistic treatments in order to help you with your fertility. For more information or to get in touch with a member of the team, call us on 01372 738932 or email us.