The aim of any holistic treatment which is addressing fertility is to help to create and maintain a healthy environment within the uterus for foetal development. Fertility Reflexology can help to facilitate this state of homeostasis by balancing hormones which then in turn helps to reduce the impact of any menstrual irregularity.
Stress can be one of the most significant factors impacting upon fertility. Anxiety around fertility can cause huge amounts of stress which can be a cause of infertility. Often women struggling with fertility will have visited medical doctors on a number of occasions and will have had numerous investigative tests, whilst also monitoring their own menstrual cycle which leads to a vicious cycle.
The reason for stress and anxiety having such an impact upon fertility is because this leads to an elevation of stress hormones in the body which includes adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol, which are both produced by the adrenal glands. These stress hormones then divert oxygen away from the reproductive system to those systems which are involved in the “fight or flight response”. This in turn causes the heart rate and blood pressure to increase thus sending oxygen to the brain and muscles whilst depleting the oxygen required for reproduction.
Fertility Reflexology often helps clients to feel “more in control” of their fertility which in turn helps to reduce stress levels. I work with traditional fertility Reflexology and I incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine theory including the Five Elements into my treatments which helps to deepen the received treatment and its effects. In Traditional Chinese medicine our reproductive systems can be associated energetically with fear, worry and anxiety therefore working towards promoting relaxation and well being can have a very positive effect upon the body.
The Role Of Fertility Reflexology With Assisted Conception
Fertility Reflexology can provide support alongside Assisted Reproductive treatments such as IUI, IVF and ICSI. The holistic treatment can help to reduce stress and anxiety and bring about a sense of calm, peace and relaxation together with preparing the body for physically and emotionally.
If you are struggling with fertility, hormonal issues, anxiety, fertility, miscarriage or the menopause and would like to address them through Reflexology then contact Jackie 07969 044 884 www.chamomiletherapies.com