Reflexology can help to support wellbeing during IVF treatments.The main aim of any holistic treatment (for fertility) is to help create, improve and maintain a healthy environment within to encourage early foetal development.  This may be achieved by balancing the body hormonally, where possible, thus reducing the impact of any problematic menstrual cycles (irregularity), Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS), Endometriosis, poor lifestyle and stress etc.

Worrying about fertility can cause stress and stress can be a fundamental cause of infertility, thus you can find yourself in a vicious circle.  Not only that but if you have been unable to conceive for some time, you have probably visited your Doctor, you may have been for tests, you are likely to be regularly and diligently monitoring your cycles and you are simply constantly thinking about trying to become pregnant.

By having treatment, many clients tell me that they feel ‘more in control’ of their fertility and this in turn helps to ease the stress.  This reduction in stress is likely to have a positive impact on your endocrine system and, in turn, reduce any hormonal imbalance.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine our reproductive system can be associated energetically with emotional stress such as fear, worry, anxiety etc.  Therefore working towards a position of relaxation and dealing with stress is often very effective.

Can Treatment Help With Assisted Conception?

Fertility Reflexology can be used to support your Assisted Reproductive procedures such as IVF/ICSI and IUI. Treatment can reduce the effects of stress and brings about relaxation as well as preparing you both physically and emotionally during this procedure. Specific techniques are used to mirror ‘your’ protocol, providing a completely medical and holistic integrated treatment.

Fertility Reflexology can be effective in encouraging the body to conceive naturally. See Reflexology for more details or have a read under Articles.

When Should I Start Treatment?

Ideally starting three months, depending on the issues to address, prior to attempting natural or assisted conception to allow the body to adjust, rebalance and prepare. However, treatment can be started at any time and still have very beneficial effects.

Alison Fuller

Author Alison Fuller

Alison specialises in treating infertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, menopause and all things hormonal. She feels passionate about Women’s Health and strongly believes that treatment encourages emotional release (tension), and physical and chemical (hormonal) balance. She mainly runs her practice in Weybridge, but also sees clients at the Newlife Fertility Clinic in Epsom and at The Cobham Acupuncture and Reflexology Clinic in Cobham, Surrey.

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