Thu Dec 2, 2010

Reflexology, originating in Egypt 2,500 BC, has been used by Doctors to treat their patients for a wide variety of ailments and health challenges for centuries. In more recent times, among other challenges, Reflexology is being used to increase fertility, as it has shown itself to be very effective in dramatically increasing some women’s chances of becoming pregnant.

One Denmark study enrolled 108 women who had been diagnosed as infertile for at least 2 years and had no previous children. 47 of these women chose to withdraw from the study, the remaining 61 were given reflexology treatments for 8 months, twice a week and in the second half of the study, two treatments prior to the women’s ovulation.

9 of the women (15%) became pregnant after 6 months, and all of the other women who had menstrual or ovulation abnormalities, completely recovered from their symptoms. (FDZ Research Committee, Denmark, 1994).

 One in seven couples are dealing with infertility issues. For women, there is a long list of potential roadblocks to conceiving, including hormone imbalances, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, fibroids, irregular menstrual cycles, and of course, stress. Issues for men include low sperm count, tube blockages and stress.

A major benefit of reflexology is the balancing of the endocrine system, which is the set of glands that produce the body’s hormones. Hormones play a key role in fertility and pregnancy and can be affected by stress. In these days of high pressure careers and financial pressures, as well as the underlying worry of infertility, stress could be one of the big reasons why you’re not getting pregnant.

Reflexology works on the premise that by stimulating “reflex points” on the feet, hands or ears, increased circulation corrects interrupted blood flow caused by common “blockages”.  Reflexology is one of the best natural ways to access the internal systems of the body in a non-invasive, yet very effective way. In the case of fertility, the above issues are remedied through this system- stimulating process, thus allowing the natural process of conceiving to work at its optimum level.