Practical Solutions for Conceiving Children
The entire process of having healthy children has become more and more difficult to achieve without intervention within the past 100 years. From a medical view, this is no surprise when ovulation, egg production, and fertility are each so sensitive to oxidative stress. What is oxidative stress and how does it affect the ability to have healthy children? In general terms, oxidation occurs when biological hormones are damaged due to oxygen. The body needs to clean out these oxidized by-products or toxic buildup can occur.
Oxidative Stress & Fertility
With fertility becoming a major problem in the United States, it is not uncommon for prospective parents to wonder if there is a solution—and if it will help them specifically. The main issue for the majority of fertility issues has a lot to do with inflammation causing oxidative stress. This can affect the delicate hormonal balance that is critical to the entire fertilization and pregnancy process. Having the appropriate hormones in the correct balance can make an immense shift for any woman struggling with becoming pregnant.
A recent article published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information reveals a study on the effect of smoking on ovulation; the intent was to determine just how sensitive fertility is to oxidative stress. The research illustrated the power inflammation has over the normal release of a healthy lively egg during ovulation. This, in turn, has a major impact on fertility. Smoking, which increases oxidative stress, can increase the likelihood of infertility.
Hormone Balance & Fertility
Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional supplements are particularly effective at building and balancing the hormones. Acupuncture is well known in the scientific community to cause the release of stress-relieving pain-killing endorphins. These hormones have a tendency to kick an unbalanced system back into balance. In turn, this will greatly reduce oxidative stress in the body system. Herbal medicine, including Chinese herbal medicine, uses plant and animal-derived substances to greatly increase hormonal concentrations. Occasionally, serious nutritional deficiencies may impact the hormonal balance. Complementing an herbal protocol with a nutritional supplement, especially whole food supplements, can have a significantly beneficial impact on overall fertility.
The guidance of a skilled practitioner can help ensure you receive the optimal benefits from your herbal formulas or nutritional supplements. Dr. Mark VanOtterloo, in Wheat Ridge ,Colorado, uses a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine (and other treatments as needed) tailored to our patients’ unique needs to help them boost their fertility.
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