Chiropractic Support for Infertility
Did you know that 9% of the population struggles with infertility? That number may sound small, but if you are part of that 9%, it feels like a very unlucky place to be. Many couples seek help from their medical professionals and begin medication, acupuncture, lifestyle changes, etc. What most people do not consider is turning to their chiropractor.
People can find themselves dealing with infertility for a number of reasons including improper nervous system function, environmental toxicity, increased stress, poor diet, and the list goes on. Any one of these issues can become major stress factors on the body and can cause menstrual problems, emotional/psychological stress, and physical stress that can lead to pelvic and spinal mis-alignment. The body’s innate intelligence signals that a pregnancy combined with these kinds of pre-existing stressors will only compound the stress on the body making it an unhealthy environment to carry a child. As a result, there can be issues when trying to conceive.
When these kind of factors are at play, a chiropractor can help to restore a woman’s health by adjusting to remove some of the stress taking place in the body and on the nervous system. Removing this kind of nerve interference along the spine can create a healthy environment for the woman to be able to become pregnant.
The body knows if it can support a healthy fetus and if there are other factors at play within the body, then it will not allow for conception to even occur or the pregnancy could result in the an unfortunate miscarriage. Having a healthy environment in the body is also needed to withstand procedures such as IVF or artificial insemination. These events can be emotionally-charged and highly stressful, which can put more stress back on the body when it needs to be maximally healthy.
The goal of neurologically based chiropractic care is to find the specific adjustments that need to be made in order to remove any interference on your nervous system that could be adding stress or preventing your body from functioning at its highest levels.
This applies to the men too! Two out of five men are partly or solely responsible for contributing to issues of infertility. The father makes up 50% of the genetic code of a baby, so if HE is stressed, chemically, emotionally, or physically, he can be contributing just as much to whether or not conception is likely.
At EFC, we want our practice members to achieve optimal health, especially when the body, and future little one, needs it the most. While chiropractic care does not “cure” infertility, it does reduce stress and interference on the body and nervous system. For example, if a woman’s pelvis is twisted or there are other misalignments in that area, extra pressure can be put on reproductive organs causing stress in an area of the body that is crucial for conception. By providing the body with a healthy environment to function, the potential for wellness is limitless. We are here to support your body in all stages of pregnancy!
If you are struggling with infertility, click here to contact our office to see how we can help support you so that you can build the family that you have always dreamed of!