Fertility Problems

The 13 Natural Treatments for Fertility Problems to Get You Pregnant (Part 5)

By Paul J.O'Brien B.A., N.C.E.H.S., Dip. Acu., Adv. Dip. OBB, Cert Clin. Med, Cert.CHM, Pn1, PN-SSR, PN-NCA, M.AFPA, M.ETCMA, M.C.Th.A.

Fertility Problems can range from Azoospermia (no sperm) to Uterine Problems like Blocked Tubes. And each requires a unique and proven response to correct them. You can learn more about specific fertility problems by selecting the particular problem below: 

  • Being over the age of 40 (no, that is not a joke. The Mayo Clinic and many more fertility centres around the world see being make IVF the automatic primary choice for women over 40, though this is now shifting to the more expensive and emotional suggestion of egg donation). 
  • Ovulation disorders. If ovulation is infrequent or absent, fewer eggs are available for fertilization.
  • Premature ovarian failure. Premature ovarian failure is the loss of normal ovarian function before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or have eggs to release regularly.
  • Endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when the uterine tissue implants and grows outside of the uterus — often affecting the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
  • Uterine fibroids. Fibroids are benign tumors in the wall of the uterus and are common in women in their 30s and 40s. Fibroids can interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg.
  • Previous tubal sterilization or removal. If you've had tubal ligation — a type of sterilization in which your fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy — and want to conceive, IVF may be an alternative to tubal ligation reversal.
  • Impaired sperm production or function. Below-average sperm concentration, weak movement of sperm (poor mobility), or abnormalities in sperm size and shape can make it difficult for sperm to fertilize an egg. If semen abnormalities are found, your partner might need to see a specialist to determine if there are correctable problems or underlying health concerns.
  • Unexplained infertility. Unexplained infertility means no cause of infertility has been found despite evaluation for common causes. This one I strongly take issue with. Approximately 8-20% of all couples, having gone through every test possible (all though that is often not the case, it just feels like that) are told - there is no reason. That is just not true. 

Regardless of the specific fertility problem, the solution will undoubtedly involve some, if not all of my 13 Natural Fertility Treatments to Get You Pregnant. In Part 1, I introduced you to the First 3 treatments for fertility problems to get you pregnant and stay pregnant. To summarise those top 2 from my natural infertility treatment approach:

  • You need to makes sure that your spine and hips aren't causing a structural problem preventing a happy healthy pregnancy
  • You need to make sure that your organs are in the right place to do their job, get you pregnant and keep you pregnant. 

In Part 2, I showed you why it is vitally important your methods for fixing fertility problems including:

  • Draining accumulated toxins from the body
  • Restoring hormonal balance
  • The foods to maximise your fertility

And in Part 3, I showed you 3 more essential treatments for fertility problems I use in my clinic: 

  • Adding in an Eastern Understanding
  • Charting Progress and Seeing Solutions
  • Maximise Your Mind, Maximise Your Fertility

Then in Part 4, I gave you the secrets of 

  • Restoring Your Fertility in Your Sleep and
  • Making Magic in Your Kitchen Cupboard

In this, the final part, I want to share with you the last 3 methods how use to magically make fertility problems vanish. :-) These are the same methods I have used with my 1-on-1 coaching clients to get them pregnant and have the children they have longed for and deserve. In this part I'm going to tell you how to easily boost blood flow to the ovaries and womb with one hand, how to use movement and stillness to support fertility and finally the right mindset to maximise fertility and banish the stress and sadness of fertility problems for good

Ready to get to work....let's finish strong! :-D 

Fertility Problems and Their Solutions...Natural Fertility Treatments (Part 5)

No. 11:  Fertility Massage

Fertility Massage is deeply importantFertility Massage is deeply important

We've already looked at how massage of acupressure points is used to resolve fertility problems (Parts 1 & 2), but this isn't the massage I'm talking about here. As you'll have read in my free report, "The 9 Reasons You Can' Get Pregnant...and what to Do About It!", I told you about 2 common patterns that cause serious fertility problems - Blood Stasis (characterised by blockages of the fallopian tubes, scarring and adhesions on the ovaries and tubes, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and fibroids, and if pathogenic Heat is introduced (e.g. infection) it can manifest as cervical, fallopian or vaginal infections (which in turn can cause further inflammation and scarring) and above all PAIN!) and Blood Vacuity (which often presents as scanty and low volume short periods of 1-2 days and PCOS. ). Treating these two common fertility problems requires all the previous 11 steps, but this step may have the biggest impact of all...

Femoral Fertility Massage

Yep. I teach all my patients, a simple easy massage that flushes the fallopian tubes, the womb and the entire reproductive system with fresh, highly nutritious blood. Applied at the right stage of the reproductive and menstrual cycle this can massively boost your fertility. 

No. 12: Movement and Stillness

I talk about this in my article, "Natural Fertility Boosters". You can check that out for more detail on this, but essentially, exercise is really important to whole body health in TCM and even more so when trying to get pregnant. But the wrong exercise can be very damaging. For instance for most women trying to conceive I advocate they avoid running - this can put pressure on the uterus and destabilise the womb. Popular forms of exercise like Bikram Yoga should also be avoided - as the fluid loss from the intense heat, can thicken and damage blood and Yin fluids needed to get pregnant. 

So what is the better option? 

I recommend Isometrics. This is fast, practical and powerful form of exercise, based on Chinese medical classics. You can learn a simple 30 second whole body routine (that lowers blood pressure, strengthens the muscles, stomach and spleen, burns fat and is one of the things you must absolutely do to fix your fertility problems ... here.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly is what I call the Fertile Mind...

No. 13: The Fertile Mind

Over time, the greatest fertility problem I have seen is the emotional devastation, the frustration, anger, the rage and sadness that scar's women in their quest to conceive. We are told a lie in our youth. "Don't have sex, don't kiss a boy, don't even hold their hand! You'll get pregnant and it will ruin your life!". Irish mothers have drilled that into their daughters for countless years. And so we grow up believing it will be easy to get pregnant. 

And then when we go to try.....


We keep trying. And nothing. 

Eventually a suspicion starts creeping in. 

"What if there is a problem?" 

"What if I am the problem?" 

"What if I'm broken?"

"What if I can't have a baby?"

And so begins one of the hardest journeys a couple can take. One fraught with doubt, and stress, guilt and pain. Endless appointments with GP's for blood tests, convincing partners to get tested. Ultrasounds, laparoscopies. Waiting for results. Waiting for answers. Being told there is a problem. Being told your hormones are low. You're AMH is too too low, your FSH is too high. Your eggs are poor quality, you don't have enough of them, the sperm count is low, morphology bad, motility poor. Maybe no reason. No explanation. No answers. 

Take the drugs. Stab yourself with the needles. Try again and....nothing. 

Doing everything right and...nothing. 

Fights and arguments, routines replace love. 

Making this your life. Sacrificing everything and still. Nothing. 

Rage. Anger. Resentment. Pain. Greif for the life that never got to begin. Sadness, hopelessness. 

I see all this and more when I first meet my clients. I let them our out their pain. And more often than not, for the first time in a long time, I can give them something they haven't had. Silence and space. I listen. I spend a long time listening to their story, their fertility problems. And then I give them something else. Answers. And then, a path to a solution. 

13 steps. But this is probably the most important one. I teach them how to end suffering in their life. How to deal with the pain, how to anger to action, rage to results, hopelessness into happiness. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are only four things we need for good health, 

The 4 pillars of great health:

  1. Diet
  2. Exercise
  3. Rest and Relaxation 
  4. And the right mental attitude 

Sounds simple doesn't it. And in a way it is. 

However the moment one starts really thinking about this it becomes a problem - 

Diet? Well which diet? Do I do South Beach, Atkins, Paleo, Slow Carb, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Salt, Low Food? What diet should you follow? How many calories, are we counting macronutrients? GI? 

Exercise? Well am I lifting weights? If so am I using 5x5, Pyramids, Supersets, Ladders? Should I be doing Crossfit, Tae-bo, Yoga, Pilates? Everybody out there has their own spin and own take just waiting to sell it to you. Just look at the rotating headlines of Men's and Women's Health Magazines - every issue the "NEW fastest most effective workout ever". I mean what was wrong with last month's? 

Rest and Relaxation? Listen, the TV is not relaxing. A good move or TV show is enjoyable - not relaxing. Same with computer games - it's all lights and sound, flashing and stimulating the brain. Music, dancing? That's all stimulation. Exercise - nope that's a separate category above, as it should be, again that's a form of stimulus and stress - beneficial stress sure, but still stress.  Diet? Many people relax and unwind over food? And this can be and enjoyable sure, but it's not relaxing...so what's the answer?

Finally - right attitude, well that's controversial....very controversial. There are so many philosophies, religions, popular science and thought, hundreds of thousands of books written on the subject of "right attitude" to life. Which opinion is correct? 

Well luckily, TCM has definite answers to each of these components. In the last few articles in this series I've suggested to you some approaches to the first three, but now I want to tackle that last one, the hardest one - how you think about fertility, how you think about life. 

What I am going to share with you next may be difficult for you - but, this is, I feel THE most important aspect of Chinese medicine, oriental philosophy and the most important technique to resolve fertility problems. If you master this next thing - there is literally nothing you cannot do. 

Now, this article is already running to 4 pages in length...so I'll have to stop in a moment, but before I do let me leave you with some idea on the right mind...

One of my teachers, Bob Flaws, expressed this beautifully - 

"When one understands that the spirit is inviolable, essentially unharmable, and indestructible, one's experience, whether of good or bad, becomes like a movie projected on a screen. The movie is not the screen and no matter what drama is enacted on the screen, the screen is not harmed or affected. If one can apprehend this, then, in Chinese, one can say that spirit apprehends the essential emptiness of experience. However, if one then becomes attached to this concept of emptiness, that itself can cause an obstruction to the free flow of reality. Therefore, it is further said that emptiness must also be understood as nothingness or no-thing-ness. When one does, this is the absolute good mental attitude which is ultimately healthy".

Heavy right? Don't worry I'll explain exactly what this means and give you practical points on how to develop and apply this mindset in a future article. And it's a fundamental part of what I work on with my 1-on-1 coaching clients

For now though, just play around with it. Try and detach yourself from the emotional immediacy of the moment. You're not the film, you're the screen.

So, what happens now?

Over the course of this series, I've given you some of my best ideas, revealed the strategy I use to achieve my incredibly high live birth rate. These are the 13 Natural Treatments for fertility problems to Get You Pregnant:

  1. You need to makes sure that your spine and hips aren't causing a structural problem preventing a happy healthy pregnancy.
  2. You need to make sure that your organs are in the right place to do their job, get you pregnant and keep you pregnant. 
  3. Draining accumulated toxins from the body
  4. Restoring hormonal balance
  5. The foods to maximise your fertility 
  6. Adding in an Eastern Understanding
  7. Charting Progress and Seeing Solutions
  8. Maximise Your Mind, Maximise Your Fertility 
  9. Restoring Your Fertility in Your Sleep and
  10. Making Magic in Your Kitchen Cupboard
  11. Fertility Massage
  12. Movement and Stillness
  13. The Fertile Mind

Now that may seem like and an overwhelming list - there's a lot of material there to work through, a lot of steps to take to ensure your natural fertility treatments produce a result of natural maximal fertility and most importantly pregnancy and the delivery of a healthy, happy baby. And, I know, it's a lot...even just briefly explaining this has lasted 25 pages, and over 10,000 words! But you don't have to do this on your own. You are not alone. 

Many things could have brought you to my site. Maybe;

  • You are hoping to start a family soon and just want to be as prepared as possible
  • You've been diagnosed with a fertility problems such as PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids, a tilted uterus or other conditions like thyroid problems that could impact your fertility and want to do what you can to minimize or eliminate these issues (and they can be eliminated and treated - I've helped hundreds of women do so over the years)
  • You have been trying unsuccessfully for a number of months or years, and don't know why you haven't succeeded in conceiving
  • You have been given results of low egg quality or number, troubling FSH levels, elevated prolactin, low progesterone or estrogen levels or other hormonal imbalances
  • You have been given a diagnosis of unexplained infertility (and let me assure you right now there is no such thing as unexplained infertility - just their failure to find a box to shove you in or label to stamp on you - it's their failure, not yours, because there is a diagnosis that can be made and thus a treatment and route you can go to solve the problem).
  • You are starting down the road of assisted reproduction such as IUI, ICSI, or IVF
  • You have been through unsuccessful rounds of IVF or suffered complications or even miscarriage...

As you can see there are many paths that may have brought you here, and hopefully I will have the opportunity to hear your story, and help you find the happy ending you seek. Regardless of why you are here, it's important to know that you have found the right place.

It is the great joy and privilege of my life to specialize in reproductive health and I have helped over 200 couples conceive despite their fertility problems where other methods have failed and help them bring new life into the world. My unprecedented level of success in the field has found me featured in numerous national publications and TV interviews. 

I can say, definitively, that there has been no more rewarding experience in my private practice, my online coaching programs and in my career as an acupuncturist, than to help couples bring new life into this world. The smile that crosses the face of expecting parents that once felt they would never have children is perhaps the most joyful I have seen, second perhaps only to that day when they are first introduced to their child.

And I would very much like to help you experience the same. 

It is my hope that in reading this series that you have discovered a new way of looking at your fertility and perhaps an understanding of the many things you can take action on to get pregnant. But I understand that this is complex stuff, and it can be hard even with detailed information like this.

Well I am here to help. 

This is what I want you to do next...

If you’re trying for a family or planning on going through IVF, ICSI IUI, or have been through failed rounds, from poor egg growth, fertilization failure, sperm quality issues, miscarriage etc, and want to give this round the best possible shot of success and dramatically improve your fertility and reproductive health, to have a happy healthy baby, then …

  1. Download my Free "9 Reasons You Can't Get Pregnant" Guide to learn more about what complications may be present and what you can do to fix them!
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