Fertility

Achieving Positive results using Reflexology and Reiki

Each person's infertility is like a puzzle, unique to them, which once understood and cleared, can leave a fertile place in which conception can take place.

 

 

There are many challenges and difficulties experienced in life, which can affect a person emotionally, and if these emotional difficulties are left unaddressed, the physical body can become compromised  and fertility can be affected.

Each person deals with stress differently, many people are more stressed than ever before - with heavy work loads; financial pressures; and family/relationship issues, to name but a few.

Reflexology and Reiki are great for reducing stress which can generally aid fertility. 

 

Sue Bennett  MBSR CNHC IIHHT
01782 330080
07758 459465
sue@soothes.co.uk


Thoughts affect the body

The way we think and feel affects our body physically and limits the reality we can create.

We can only create what we can imagine, and for most people stress makes them imagine the worst in every area of their life.

Negative thoughts, can create the very problem we seek to avoid.

As stress increases, the physical body becomes blocked and so the cycle of negativity continues -  and for some individuals the health issues show up as infertility.

I use a combination of healing techniques to work with the underlying causes of infertility, to alleviate the specific problems and restore balance.

The power of the subconscious mind

The thoughts and feelings people have about their infertility varies enormously depending on their belief system.


Young women who see their own mothers struggling, abandoned, depressed, unloved and resentful, can activate within themselves an emotional program which says I never want to have children if this is how it will be.

Later, though their conscious thoughts have changed, buried deep in their subconscious mind is the negative view of motherhood which imprinted at a very delicate time and could now block their ability to conceive.

Equally, for many women there can be all sorts of conflicting emotions running in their deeper, more powerful subconscious mind.

Though consciously everything is being done to achieve pregnancy, unconsciously fears are prevalent:

  • Is this world a safe place to bring up a child?
  • Can I afford a child?
  • Will my relationship survive?
  • Will I survive?
  • Will my body ever be the same after the birth?
  • What if I am a mother like my mother?
  • What if I'm unable to be as good as other mums and I let my child down?

Bereavement, abandonment, bullying, shyness, self hatred and fear are some of the issues uncovered by clients as they journey to the core of their fertility issues and clear them out of the way in readiness for conception and ultimately parenthood.

These powerful subconscious thoughts/feelings/beliefs are often at the core of most women's fertility issues and are easily reprogrammed through Reiki.

Reiki works on all levels, making it a very effective healing technique.

"I believe that depression, often in response to chronic stress, can indeed play a part in infertility.  For some infertile women, depression may be an initial trigger, which then feeds a cycle of increasing emotional upset that further reduces their chances for conception.  In both instances, depression may hinder one or several biological factors crucial to fertility including maturation of the egg, ovulation and implantation.  When we effectively treat women's stress and subsequent depression, we stand a chance of helping them become fertile.  Dr Alice Domar, Healing Mind, Healthy Woman New York: Henry Holt, 1996: page 238.

Endometriosis

Reiki can successfully treat endometriosis even if you are not looking to have a baby but are just looking to be healthy, happy, vibrant and positive in your life.

Lifestyle and stress are contributing factors to endometriosis and so learning to manage the condition in a positive way is usually the best option.

Modifying habits and behaviour and managing stress effectively promotes health and well-being that will support healthy reproductive function and assist in enhancing fertility in those wishing to conceive.

Stress

Stress increases cortisone output from the adrenal glands, impairs immune function, elevates blood pressure and heart rate, and affects hormonal balance.  Stress may also negatively affect hormonal balance and muscle tone, upsetting the oestrogen and progesterone balance and triggering excessive output of adrenal stress hormones.  This then impairs the body's ability to limit the scarring and inflammation caused by the endometrial lesions.

Stress, worry and ongoing anxiety directly affect the physical body and can impair reproductive function.

Women with endometriosis also have the added anxiety of having their lives disrupted by their symptoms which can include painful intercourse, exhaustion, depression, physical discomfort and an overall feeling of poor health.

With the added concern of whether the endometriosis is affecting their fertility, many sufferers find themselves on a roller-coaster of hormonal imbalance, emotional difficulties, lethargy and despair.

Whether you are looking to be free from symptoms or enhance your reproductive function - Reiki or reflexology treatments will help.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility in women and affects an estimated 6-10%.  It can be helped enormously with diet, lifestyle changes and regular exercise.  A series of Reiki or reflexology treatments can be successful in helping women with PCOS.

PCOS Symptoms include:

  • Irregular or absent periods
  • High blood pressure
  • Elevated insulin levels
  • Infertility,
  • Excess hair on the face and body
  • Acne
  • Thinning scalp hair (alopecia)
  • Weight problems or obesity that is centred around the mid section
  • Anxiety or depression due to appearance and/or infertility

Healing the emotional issues which this condition creates can help to ease suffering and restore health and wellbeing.  As psychological issues are resolved, physiological function improves, increasing fertility by balancing the hormones.   

A healthy Father-to-be

A good healthy diet is extremely important, since nutrition has a direct impact on the potency of sperm.  Research shows that poor eating habits, drinking alcohol regularly, recreational drug use and stress can lower the quality and quantity of sperm, making conception more difficult.

Since fertility is as much a man's issue as a woman's, a healthy diet and positive lifestyle can boost a man's chances of becoming a father too. More and more men are realising becoming a parent requires two stress free potential  parents, and book themselves a few reiki sessions too, which  shows the Mother to be she is not in this alone, builds trust in her choice of father to be ,and  lessens her stress to a more condusive level.

From a health perspective the nine months spent in the womb and the months prior to conception are the most critical period of a person's life.  So as a father, the responsibility begins right away by choosing optimum health and nutrition, ensuring he gives his child the best possible start in life.

The health and well-being of the father directly effects the child, and so the healthy choices a 'father to be' makes in the initial preconception period helps to create a strong child who is resilient to disease, due to the selection and DNA expression at that time.

The ability to produce the quality of sperm necessary for conception to take place should not be the only reason for a man to re-evaluate his diet and lifestyle.

Additional research shows that dads who drink heavily and smoke during the months before conception have babies who weigh on average 165 grams / 6.5 ounces less than other babies.  A baby born with extremely low birth weight can have difficulties that affect the health and behaviour of the child for the rest of its life.

What can a man do to improve his chances?

Reduce Alcohol Consumption

While an occasional drink is generally considered safe, studies show that daily consumption of wine, beer or spirits can decrease testosterone levels and sperm counts and increase the number of abnormal sperm in semen.

Reduce Stress

Reiki is proven to reduce stress.  Just one treatment, can have an immediate effect on a persons stress levels, although a short course of treatments is recommended for optimum results.

Take Responsibility

The bottom line is: if a man commits himself to a few months of clean living and healthy eating  he will be in top shape to father a child.  Reiki supports couples trying to concieve, because as the father to be's stress levels reduce after a few sessions,  so does his need for those very things which could inhibit his ability to become a father.

Avoid Increasing Scrotal Temperature

Whilst looking to increase male fertility it can be advisable to avoid long soaks in hot baths, hot tubs and saunas. Heat of this kind can cause temporary sterility lasting up to several months, which means that if this is a regular habit the sperm are always being affected.

Sperm motility is affected by temperature: if the testicles are too warm, the sperm motility and possibly the sperm count may be reduced.  Increased scrotal temperature can also be caused by wearing tight underwear or tight trousers, therefore boxer shorts and baggy trousers are advised.

Recommendations:

Cut down on:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Coffee
  • Recreational drugs
  • Prescriptions drugs (unless absolutely necessary)
  • Hot tubs / saunas
  • Tight underwear / tight trousers
  • Excessive cycling

Take

  • Multivitamin / Multimineral
  • Multi B Complex
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Co enzyme Q10
  • L-Arginine (not recommended for those with diabetes)
  • Omega Oil
  • Milk Thistle