Yes, you can treat infertility
Infertility is NOT an inconvenience; it is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body’s ability to perform the basic function of reproduction,” states the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Many infertile couples grieve over the fact that they cannot have children, which affects their relationships and quality of life. Infertility affects 6.7 million women in America or about 11 percent of the reproductive-age population. But males are responsible for 40 percent of all infertile cases, according to the data from American Society for Reproductive Medicine; and the males can be either the sole cause or a contributing factor. In men, the problem is often the failure to produce the adequate amount of sperm. Women have various infertility causes, from anovulation, in which the body doesn’t release eggs during the fertile period of the monthly cycle, to inflammation and tissue scaring. Lifestyle may play an important role in the ability to conceive as well. For example, 12 percent of all female infertility cases are rooted in weight problems—by women weighing too little or too much. Up to 13 percent of female infertility comes from cigarette smoking. Infections play a significant role too. For example, chlamydia alone is responsible for four to five million infections in America a year, and if it’s untreated, it can result in infertility. Some causes may be out of the patients’ control—such as environmental toxins—chemicals that interfere with human hormone receptors, causing hormone imbalances or interrupting the physiologic interplay of the neuro-endocrine-immune system. Sometimes it can be just stress, in which the excess of the adrenal stress hormones throws the body’s hormonal system out of equilibrium. But it is important to understand that infertility doesn’t mean a permanent inability to have children—it means a diminished or severely impaired ability to conceive. Unlike sterility (which is a permanent verdict) infertility is often reversible with the right treatment. The “mainstream” therapies for men usually aim at increasing the number and vitality of sperm. The “mainstream” therapies for women offer hormonal shots, which are meant to bring the body’s reproductive system to a fertile state, and, if necessary, surgeries. Most infertility cases, up to 90 percent, are treated with these established medical methods. The in-vitro fertilizations constitute less than three percent. But in many infertile couples, modern medicine doesn’t find any scientific abnormalities that can be treated or repaired. Every therapy, including the in-vitro, fails, leaving the couples heartbroken. In fact, for reasons science doesn’t fully understand, infertility has been increasing in the Western society over the past decades. In these cases, alternative medicine, which examines the partners and their bodies as a holistic whole, can be more effective than conventional treatments. Homeopathic integrative medicine offers a variety of methods to increase fertility, ranging from the so-called orthomolecular therapy which focuses on vitamins to adjusting nutrition and detoxing the body via emotional and spiritual methods. Other alternative treatments include homeopathy, acupuncture, neural and herbal therapy, and BioResonance feedback. Some sources state that External Counter-Pulsation Therapy, which is usually used to as a non-invasive procedure that restores blood flow to the heart of coronary artery disease patients, can help too. In some cases, it takes an amalgam of approaches—such as combining detoxification and orthomolecular nutrition, or allergies correction, including those that can happen between partners. Here at Amita, we look at our patients from the holistic approach, taking into account their lifestyle, toxins exposure, former infections and emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Our methods return our patients to their balanced holistic state, in which their bodies can perform at their best—including conceiving and bearing children.
- While vital for some patients, in vitro fertilization and similar treatments account for less than 3% of infertility services, and about (or approximately) seven hundredths of one percent (0.07%) of U.S. health care costs.
INFERTILITY DIAGNOSIS: There are many causes for infertility. In males, the common problem is the inability to produce adequate numbers of sperm. There may be many reasons for this, but testing for this can quickly establish if the male partner is the basis for the couples infertility. In females there are numerous reasons infertility may arise, including anovulation (no egg released during the fertile period of the monthly cycle), hormone imbalance (from many causes, including environmental chemicals interacting with human hormone receptors), chronic and/or low grade infection, stress (overproduction of adrenal stress hormones), inflammation and/or scaring of internal organs, environmental toxins and loss of physiologic regulation of the neuro-endocrine-immune system. Interestingly, no “scientific medical abnormality” can be found in a large percentage of “infertile couples.” INFERTILITY TREATMENT: