The Homeopathic Contribution
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development “approximately 9% of men and approximately 11% of women of reproductive age in the United States have experienced fertility problems. In one third of infertile couples, the problem is in men and in one-third of infertile couples, the problem cannot be identified or belongs to both the man and the woman.
Conjugal infertility refers to the inability to conceive a pregnancy in one year (or six months, if a woman is 35 years old or older) from having regular sexual intercourse and without contraception. Primary infertility refers to the couple who have never had a pregnancy and secondary infertility refers to the couple with a history of previous spontaneous pregnancies.
There are multiple causes of reduced fertility in a couple, including:
Female factors, such as:
Changes in cervical mucus; Uterus disorders (infections, structural problems and anatomical abnormalities); Fallopian tube disorders ( blockages secondary to pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis); Ovulation disorders (generally secondary to hormonal imbalances such as hyperprolactinemia, polycystic ovary syndrome ); Follicular disorders (secondary to premature ovarian failure , old age, toxic exposures such as chemotherapy).
Male factors, such as:
Sperm disorders related to the motility, quantity and / or quality of sperm (secondary to hormonal imbalances, obstruction, genetic dysfunctions, autoimmune diseases, infections, congenital malformations, and genetic alterations).
There are other cases of infertility without apparent or unexplained cause, probably associated with mental/ emotional factors, habits, addictions, type of diet, exercise, weight problems (under or overweight), and environmental factors.
The consultation on infertility, due to its complexity, must be approached with multidisciplinary criteria. Acupuncture, for example, due to its stimulating action on blood flow, is recommended during fertilization treatments to minimize the side effects produced by the accumulation of toxins caused by stimulation therapies.
The infertility of a couple goes beyond a medical situation and can be a social and psychological problem. The comprehensive homeopathic approach is therefore essential since it works with each member of the couple in a personalized way, addressing all possible factors of infertility: physical, emotional or mental.
Archive: August 20, 2020
Author: Nancy Dutto M.D