Guest Blog Appearance: Dr. Tye Moe of Whole Family Chiropractic
Struggling to conceive is such an overwhelming time, so many choices, and many unknowns. Utilizing a holistic approach certainly can aid you in your efforts.
There are a couple of things that can be overlooked when it comes to a couple struggling with fertility. One question is, how well are each of your bodies functioning neurologically? A second question, are your bodies as strong and healthy as they could be to help promote conception? Sometimes we all just need a little oomph to help us along.
While many things affect function, one area of special interest is the brain-body connection (neurological function). Everything in your body works because your brain tells it what to do. For example, each month an egg is released from one of your ovaries. This does not occur by random chance, it occurs because a series of messages from your brain to your body parts allow it to happen.
If there is disturbance to the brain-body connection, this process is negatively affected. What is especially important for fertility is the brain-body connection to the reproductive organs and the hormone producing glands.All messages that leave the brain must travel through the spinal cord before they reach the body. Since spine bones surround your spinal cord, if the spine is not aligned properly it can create pressure, twisting, or pulling to the nerves of the spine. This can create a disturbance to the messages traveling from the brain down to your reproductive organs.
Chiropractic can determine if a disturbance is present, and detect what areas of your body may be affected from it. If this disturbance is affecting the connection from the brain to your reproductive organs, it is going to hinder or even prevent the ability to conceive. If the disturbance is removed and a clear connection restored, it can drastically increase your chances for conception.
This connection is something that is equally important in both males and females. In males, a clear connection to the testes helps sperm develop, as healthy and motile as possible, therefore increasing fertility. In females, a clear connection to the ovaries and uterus is going to help release an egg on schedule and provide a healthy environment for an egg to become fertilized and develop.
Since a woman is the one who carries the child, her overall level of health and stress management should be kept functioning optimally. The body has a limited number of resources, so if one is in a constant state of stress, the body will allocate resources to deal with that stress and stay healthy ~ rather than concentrate on reproduction.
Seeking alternative therapies can help you be as healthy as you can be and truly support your endeavor while trying naturally or while using assisted reproductive technologies. You’ll help to manage stress, stay healthy, optimize your chances for conception, to ultimately, take care of a new child!
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