Parenthood is a life goal for most people. As a mother, I am aware of the joy and delights that children bring, and at the same time, as an alternative therapy practitioner I am also aware of the despair and grief experienced by many women when conceiving becomes difficult. But there is still hope. Here is great news for people who are trying to conceive and are not aware that integrated approach through Reflexology and Acupuncture helps enhance natural fertility or assist modern day techniques like IUI, IVF, and ICSI. Reproductive reflexology is for women at any stage of their fertility journey, whether they are enhancing their general health before trying to conceive or experiencing problems with conception. Fertility goes downhill as age progresses, a little more for women than for men.
Reflexology guides the energy flow to find its smooth pathway by using pressure at specific reflex points on feet and hands. Reflex is an automatic response to the stimulation of a nerve. In the feet and hands, there are reflex areas corresponding to all the parts of the body and these are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body in the feet/ hands with the right foot/ hand corresponding to the right side of the body and the left foot/ hand corresponding to the left side of the body. By having the whole body represented in the feet/ hands, the method offers a means of treating the whole body and of treating the body as a whole.
When we apply pressure to the reflexes, a signal is generated through the peripheral nervous system from where it enters the central nervous system. There it is processed by the brain and the response is sent to the motor system to make necessary adjustments in fuel and oxygen. This response is possible because in the reticular formation there is an exact somatic representation of the human body (fetal image). Every fiber that comes from a foot reflex point is connected with a point of this somatic fetal representation in the reticular formation.
Properly applied pressure on a specific reflex point will lessen the stress in corresponding body part.
Reflexology for Motherhood
The power of therapeutic touch can bring a deep sense of well being to a woman getting ready for pregnancy. Giving birth is the most beautiful manifestation of nature in its purest form. The pressures of career and fast paced life have made motherhood a stressful experience for women today.
Stress disrupts hormones and causes imbalance in energy flow of the body. A woman preparing for motherhood needs to nourish her body with essential nutrients, and more importantly, give it enough rest to let the journey progress smoothly. While medical care makes it possible for a woman to bear a healthy child, Reflexology can work along and help a woman walk with ease on her path to motherhood.
Based on the directions given by her Doctor, a woman can overcome common issues in pregnancy through reflexology. Scientific treatment supported by age old methods will provide best of both worlds to the women.
Breakthroughs in medical field have been doing miracles in helping women bear children in spite of hurdles. Ancient methods like reflexology can work in tandem and have a positive influence on the treatment.
- Reflexology supports and compliments conventional medicine by enhancing the efficacy of treatment in assisted conception
- Reflexology for infertility is one of the best forms of integrated medicine which works silently without causing any side effects to the ongoing treatment
- Reflexology can address stress and anxiety that a person goes through while taking the route of assisted conception. It can be a part of the whole treatment working as a catalyst in the background
How Reflexology Works:
Reproductive health problems like polycystic ovaries, cervical problems, adhesions, pelvic inflammatory disease, premenstrual syndrome, hormonal imbalances, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, endometriosis and menstrual problems have all shown improvement with reflexology.
In order to address fertility health, reflexology works through the point’s specific to a woman’s problem areas, such as the:
- Lymphatic System
- Immune System
- Circulatory System
- Neurological System ( Stress, Anxiety, Depression)
- Endocrine System ( Hormone Balance)
- Liver ( Toxin release, Hormone balance)
- Kidneys ( Libido, Fertility issues)
Treatments in assisted conception help the women cross hurdles in conceiving, but they are traumatic, both physically and emotionally. If we can help the woman overcome trauma with stress relieving reflexology practices, she might be able to get there sooner and in a much happier state.
Many clinics have understood the benefits of these methods passed down through generations and are now harnessing their potential to give the best kind of treatment to people reaching out to them.
We believe that restoring balance is possible. And what better place can there be, than the dream of Motherhood, to offer our contribution and best of the services.