Infertility is thought to be present when a couple has been unable to conceive after a year to 18 months of trying. There are many factors to consider in identifying the cause of the problem. Stress and poor nutrition can affect a couple’s ability to conceive.

  • Many women spend years taking the contraceptive pill. This has been recognised to effect zinc levels in the body. This micromineral is essential for hormone balance.
  • Both medical and naturopathic experts consider zinc integral to successful conception.
  • Couples are advised to avoid stimulants including coffee, alcohol and cigarettes.
  • A diet high in fresh vegetables, grains, fruit and protein sources is advocated. Takeaway food and processed or packaged food is not recommended.
  • Attempt to reduce stress levels.
  • Regular exercise encourages hormonal balance.
  • Self-help acupressure point Bladder 23, and Bladder 47 (particularly for impotency).
  • Many women have claimed to successfully conceive following regular sessions of reflexology.
  • Acupuncture is regarded as beneficial in treating infertility.
  • Aromatherapy oils of geranium and rose can help balance the hormonal system. Prepare an aromatic bath or massage oil or visit an aromatherapist.

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