Are you having trouble conceiving the child you've always
Do you want to try all possible natural options before resorting to laboratory methods?
Is the cost of in-vitro fertilization more than you want to spend for a dangerous procedure that
might not work?
The Infertility Epidemic
If the cost for in-vitro is just too prohibitive, if you've already tried it and it didn't work, or
if you simply prefer a safer and more natural method of conceiving the child you've always wanted, you
may well be asking yourself, "Aren't there any alternatives?"
Since about the 1980s, infertility has become a tremendous issue in America. More and more seemingly healthy
couples are finding it difficult or impossible to become pregnant and have children. Highly technical
laboratory techniques like in-vitro fertilization have been developed in response to this problem.
In-vitro fertilization involves taking fertility drugs, extracting egg cells from the mother, fertilizing
them in test tubes and re-implanting them in the mother's uterus. It has possible dangerous side effects, a
low success rate, and can cost $15,000 per month. More importantly, in-vitro fertilization doesn't even
address the real causes of why you can't get pregnant!
The True Causes of Infertility
Toxins affect the nervous system, the endocrine glands and reproductive organs more than any area of the body.
These happen to be the most crucial areas for supporting normal fertility. High stress lifestyles causes a
cascade of events that lead to imbalanced hormones and neurotransmitters. The body adopts a perpetual
"fight or flight" state, which prevents pregnancy as a natural defense mechanism.
Because of the poor quality of nutrition of the standard American diet of fast foods, mass-produced
supermarket and restaurant foods, your body's cells and organs lack the nutrients they need for just for
normal health. Many times your body won't be able to support the increased nutritional burden of pregnancy.
Processed foods also lack the vital energy of whole, living, natural foods, resulting in a gradual
decrease in your body's energy.
Another unique problem faces women with a history of using hormonal contraceptives -- the pill, patches,
implants, the ring, etc. The longer you use outside hormones to regulate your period and prevent
conception, the harder it is for your body to regain its own ability to regulate hormones when you
stop using the pill. Many women, from their late 20s to their early 40s, who may have been on the pill
since their teens, find that when they are finally ready to raise a family and stop using their
hormonal contraception, aren't able to conceive.
Stress, environmental toxins, nutritional deficiencies, long-term contraceptive use
and hormone or neurotransmitter imbalance -
these are the real causes of infertility.
From the perspective of Natural medicine, the reasons for the infertility epidemic are found just by
looking around at our modern environment and livestyle. Environmental pollution, poor nutrition, and
high-stress lifestyles all combine to produce an imbalance of hormones and neurotransmitters as well as
poor cellular health. From the perspective of Oriental medicine, they also decrease your Qi, Yin,
Yang, and Essence, your body's energy and vital fluids, which are crucial for proper health.
The Natural Fertility Program...
restoring your health, gently and safely
This holistic assessment includes both
Western based nutritional and metabolic analysis, as well as an Oriental assessment of the balance of your
Qi and Vital Fluids: Yin, Yang, and Essence. Obtaining this information will permit customizing your
fertility program four your individual body chemistry and your unique areas that need rebalancing.
We start the process of restoring your fertility by identifying your unique needs.
After evaluating your health history, we test for hormonal balance, neurotransmitter levels,
basic metabolic markers, nutritional status and food allergies. If indicated, you are tested for
heavy metal toxicity and possibly other environmental toxins.
Eliminating past accumulated toxins is a crucial first step. Heavy metals impair your hormonal and
nervous systems more than any other organs. By combining Herbal, Homeopathic and Oral Chelation products,
we permit your organs and body to function normally again, allowing them to respond more fully to the other
phases of the fertility program.
Hormones and Neurotransmitters
Toxins, low-quality nutrition, and long term stress can disrupt your levels of both hormones and
neurotransmitters. This has the effect of convincing your body that you are experiencing a long-term famine
even when you are eating enough calories. Hormones and neurotransmitter levels can be rebuilt by giving your
body the raw materials needed for their production, stimulating glands to produce them naturally, and
removing the stressors which are keeping your body in the "fight or flight" state, allowing pregnancy to
Iodine and Temperature Restoration
You will be tested for many nutrient levels and prescribed an appropriate supplement regimen to
replace the nutrients you have been missing. One nutrient, because of its interactions with hormones
makes it particularly important for restoring fertility, is the element Iodine. Low iodine levels can
adversely affect not only your thyroid gland, but every other hormonal tissue, including the
reproductive system. Low iodine levels are often found in cases of low body temperatures. A lower
than normal temperature is a sign of low metabolism and an inability of your body to utilize thyroid
hormone. This in turn inhibits the other metabolic enzymes in all cells of your body. Restoring your
temperature to normal is therefore a crucial part of the fertility process. To read more about iodine and
temperature restoration, Click Here.
Tonifying and Balancing your Energy and Organs
Many aspects of health, and fertility in particular, can be better explained through the holistic
philosophy of Oriental Medicine than through the reductionistic philosophy of Western science. Our bodies
consist of more than just molecules: energy, or Qi, and the Vital Fluids: Yin, Yang, Blood and Essence
also need to be present in the proper levels and proportions for natural fertility and reproduction to occur.
Acupuncture and Moxibustion can help build and balance your body's energy levels. Herbal and Homeopathic
medicines and balance your Yin and Yang, as well as build your Blood and Essence. This process is very
specific for whichever of your organs need rebalancing. Maintaining this balance long term is accomplished
through better nutrition, exercises such as yoga, tai chi or qigong, combined with Meditation or some other
form of stress reduction.
Details of the Program
If you would like to discuss details of the program, please call our office
to arrange a preliminary consultation:
Because of the long-term nature of this approach to restoring your fertility, the program is administered
in three-month treatment blocks. One pre-paid price includes all office visits, laboratory tests, acupuncture
treat-ments, and all herbal, homeopathic and nutritional supplements needed for the entire three month period.
For some, one treatment block is all that is needed. Due to differences in your body's biochemistry and
varying medical histories, others may require multiple blocks of therapy to fully restore balance and