The role of chiropractic care in fertility
Many infertility specialists are now focusing on the benefits of natural approaches to help their patients and the results appear to be positive and some even say “miraculous.”
Recent research has shown positive benefits of chiropractic care for infertility resulting in women conceiving. In each of these cases the chiropractic care was specific for the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations that were determined to be interfering with the normal function of the nervous system.
The explanation behind this is that pending a woman’s health during her pre-conception years, conceiving a baby has the potential to be seen as a stress on her body. As such, a body that is currently in a state of distress or system overload will not take on additional stress as a means of self-preservation. That state of stress could potentially harm themselves, the fetus or both and would not be an ideal decision for the body.
Chiropractic care has the role of clearing the nervous system of interference that has accumulated throughout a lifetime of bumps and falls which cause miscommunication between the brain and the body (reproductive organs specifically) promoting infertility.
This is done by providing adjustments to the spine, releasing tension in muscles or ligaments and providing a means to allow for the nervous system, which is the master system of the body, to function as it was designed and provide an environment conducive for self-healing and potentially LIFE creating!
Working naturally with your body’s normal function
Virtually every region of the spine affects a nerve that has something to do with fertility. For example, nerves in the neck affect the pituitary gland and thyroid gland that have direct effect on the ability to make the hormones essential for pregnancy. Nerves in the mid and low back affect the female reproductive organs such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus (as well as the prostate gland and reproductive organs of the male).
A message from Dr. J
With my additional education in the care of pregnant women and pediatrics, I have had the privilege of caring for women prior to, during and after the birth of their children. This has been the ultimate gift to be a part of this and to provide women with the feeling of empowerment in knowing that as women, we are perfectly and masterfully designed to create new life.
As a chiropractor I take no credit for the incredible design or intelligence of the human body.
I have women that come into my office with the desire to increase their fertility. While I would love for this to happen as well, I always explain that my role in their healthcare is to provide their body with the ability to optimally function.
My job is to detect any interferences of the nervous system which would cause stress on the body and correct them, consult with my patients about environmental stressors that they can remove, and discuss the incorporation of vital nutrients that their body may be deficient in by eating a diet rich in whole foods. Additional supportive therapies, such as acupuncture, may also be recommended. This in turn results in women who become pregnant after having fertility issues.
Each person is different and it may take some women longer than others to achieve their desired state where their body would be able to carry on the role of nurturing new life.
I look forward to celebrating each and every success story of conception!
Dr. Jeannique Norbert
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