Natural Fertility Treatment Options: Homeopathy and Infertility
Homeopathy is one natural fertility treatment option that more and more women and couples are turning to in their efforts to get pregnant. Lauded for its holistic approach to treating a variety of diseases and illness, homeopathy, and more specifically, homeopathy remedies, are also being used to treat both male and female fertility problems. But what is homeopathy and how is it used in coping with infertility? And is homeopathy really a safe and effective infertility treatment?
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is an alternative medical system that boosts the individual’s general health, both physically and emotionally.
Tailored specifically to each individual’s needs according to her symptoms, lifestyle, as well as her mental and physical health, homeopathic treatments are comprised of small doses of what are known as homeopathy remedies.
Homeopathy remedies are natural substances that are derived from plants, minerals and animals; they are then diluted in a series of several steps while maintaining their healing properties until they do not contain a single molecule of the original substances.
This process is necessary, as these remedies would produce illness or disease if prescribed in their natural forms or in greater quantities.
Specific remedies are used to treat specific illnesses, symptoms and conditions. Remedies are available in pellet, liquid and tablet forms. A typical dose is taken three times daily for a period of up to three days.
What are the Benefits of Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is used to alleviate symptoms associated with a variety of illnesses and conditions, including:
- mild depression
- chronic fatigue syndrome
If taken with the supervision of a trained professional, homeopathy treatments should not have any negative side effects on your health.
However, while the FDA requires drug companies to list the ingredients of homeopathy remedies, their intended use and instructions for safe usage, it does not test or review remedies for safety. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor before taking any homeopathy treatments.
Homeopathy and Infertility
Homeopathy remedies can help to treat a variety of male and female infertility problems by improving overall health, including reproductive health.
The following remedies are helpful in remedying female infertility by helping to alleviate underlying causes of infertility:
- sepia 6c: used to treat irregular or absent ovulation
- sabina 6c: recommended for women who have suffered recurrent miscarriage
- aurum:used when lack of sex drive and depression are thought to be the cause of infertility
- silica: this remedy is used to boost a woman’s weakened immune system
- phosphorus:used to treat stress as well as emotional anxiety that can accompany infertility
The following homeopathy remedies are used to treat male infertility:
- sepia 6c: used to treat low sex drive
- medorrhinum: this homeopathy treatment is believed to help treat impotence
Homeopathy and Pregnancy
In addition, homeopathy is used to minimize common pregnancy symptoms, such as morning sickness, heartburn, cramps and backaches.