Fertility Treatment

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Natural Fertility Treatment

by Dr Pamela Frank, BSc(Hons), ND

In my extensive experience with successfully treating infertility naturally, the following natural fertility treatments are those that I have found to be most effective, click the links to learn more about each type of fertility treatment:

Science-Based Nutrition – What should you eat when you are trying to conceive? Some foods can harm fertility, such as heavy metal polluted fish, while others can enhance it, like healthy protein, fats, fruits and vegetables. I can provide a detailed list of which foods would be best and worst in your specific situation, which foods to avoid and which ones offer fertility treatment.

Herbal Medicine – Plants have incredible healing properties.  They can help balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles and promote normal function of the reproductive organs for both men and women.  But, they have to be prescribed and used properly – in the right format, in the right dose for you and at the right point of your cycle to be effective.  Read more about my top 5 fertility treatment herbs here.

Acupuncture  – Scared of needles?  There’s no need to fear these ones.  They are commonly used in natural fertility treatment.  They’re hardly thicker than a hair, but can balance your body and increase the flow of qi or energy to your reproductive organs. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine – Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, uses combinations of synergistic herbs to balance and restore healthy function to your reproductive system, including your ovaries (in women) or testes (in men).  Be careful of the source though as some are contaminated with unlabeled prescription drugs and heavy metals like arsenic.

Vitamins and Minerals for Infertility – Your liver, thyroid, adrenal glands, pituitary, ovaries and/or testes all play a role in fertility and all require certain vitamins and minerals to function at their best. Poor diet, high stress and soil depletion of certain vitamins and minerals can all contribute to deficiencies of vital nutrients for fertility.  Replenishing specific vitamins and minerals, which is determined based on either testing or symptoms, encourages the optimal function of your entire endocrine (hormone-producing) system for enhanced fertility.

Natural Fertility Treatment Research

This is just a small sampling of the multitude of natural fertility treatment research that supports the use of natural methods to enhance or restore fertility:

J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Jun;34(3):267-73.
Effects of Chinese herbs combined with in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation on infertility: a clinical randomized controlled trial.
Guo J, Li D, Liu C, Ji X, Li R, Du X.

Gu Yunxia, Li Jun, Zheng Pengying (2018) “Effect of Acupuncture Combined with Western Medicine on Hormone Level and Ovarian Blood Flow in Infertile Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome” Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine Vol. 22 (25) pp. 3588-3590.

Wien Med Wochenschr. 2002;152(15-16):364-72.
Effectiveness of Vitex agnus-castus preparations
Gorkow C1, Wuttke W, März RW.

Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.2174/1389201019666180925140400. [Epub ahead of print] Food with influence in the sexual and reproductive health.
Silva T1, Jesus M1, Cagigal C1, Silva C1.

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