Most couples who get married intend to go the family route sooner or later. However for those who have been trying sexual intercourse for more than 6 months without any contraceptive aids and still have not succeeded in having a baby, the underlying cause may be infertility in one or both partners. Infertility affects up to 15% of couples trying to conceive and have a baby.
Making Sense of Infertility
Infertility, in medical terms, refers to a person’s biological inability to contribute to conception. There are many biological causes that may make this happen, some of which can be medically corrected. It has been noted after thorough research that about 40% of these issues involve male infertility issues, while women take a 40% share. The remaining 20% are due to complications in both partners.
So, if you are unable to conceive even after trying for more than 6 months, it is important that you get yourself and your spouse tested. This will help you in determining the possible problem(s) that are making conception difficult. Only when you have identified the underlying issues, can you work towards considering the possible treatments for infertility. The most common cause of male infertility is low quality of semen, whereas there are various reasons that lead to female infertility.
Treatments for Infertility
There are many treatments that are propagated as cures for infertility in both men and women. It is true that many different forms of treatment are available depending on the types of issues that exist. Medications, devices, surgery or a combination of these may be employed to correct the problem at hand. Hormonal treatments that correct imbalances in hormones; surgery and other invasive procedures that rectify scarring; the removal of uterine fibroids that may be causing trouble in conceiving and many more procedures are available for couples who want to conceive and have a baby. Both male, as well as female infertility issues are commonly addressed through these measures.
Although these measures are tested and widely recommended, each of them comes with side effects that are undesirable, to say the very least. For instance, the most popular treatment for infertility, IVF (In Vitrio Fertilization) is known to cause a high incidence of ectopic pregnancies, which is a condition wherein the embryo gets implanted in the Fallopian tubes instead of the Uterus. It may also produce multiple pregnancies. Hormonal treatments also come with a multitude of issues that are best avoided. Instead, couples have the option of going with a line of treatment that has absolutely no side effects and yet effectively rectifies almost 90% of sperm abnormalities, achieving a success rate as high as 90%! These are the results achieved using the homeopathic system of medicine.
The Homeopathic Approach to Treat Infertility
The homeopathic approach towards the management of health problems is constitutional. The treatment takes into account the presenting complaints – the symptoms – along with the unique physical, mental and genetic make-up that individualizes a person. Homeopathic medicines act at the roots of all ailments. They can rectify deviations of the hormonal system and get them back to normalcy. The simple homeopathic procedure effectively and efficiently avoids complicated procedures that follow the common treatments of infertility. More specifically, the complete hormonal harmony greatly increases the chances of conception without the harmful and/or painful side effects of medications, devices and invasive procedures. The biggest advantage of homeopathic treatment is that even after the treatment, the high sperm count is maintained. The medicines involved are easy to take, since there are only sweet pills and drops.
The treatment of male and female infertility through homeopathy has been found very effective and is scientifically documented. Here I can share an example of a female patient I treated for infertility. Her main reason for infertility was Polycystic Ovarian Disorder with an irregular menstrual cycle and rheumatic pain, which she was suffering from for 10 years. She had tried many other treatments, but there was hardly any relief for any of her problems. After understanding her complete physical and psychological condition, I planned a homeopathic treatment for her. The resulting effect included reduced pain in the first 40 days, a regularization of her menstrual cycle in 4 months, and in 8 months from the treatment she conceived.
How to Approach Infertility Treatment with Homeopathy
When dealing with infertility, the man or woman may undergo emotional changes and depression due to not being able to conceive. Infertility has an intense psychological effect. Not able to conceive, bears a stigma in many cultures. The person facing this issue starts feeling rejected from his/her group which further leads to depression, anxiety and stress. Research shows that stress is a major factor, as well as the primary reason for infertility problems. Therefore the homeopath plans the medication separately for every individual, by understanding his or her physical, as well as emotional and mental or spiritual imbalances. That is why this system becomes an excellent option for those seeking help with this issue, as it addresses health on a deep holistic level. The homeopath carefully prescribes the medicine that works on the real cause of infertility, along with other symptoms like any type of pain, stress, etc.
There are no prerequisites to start a homeopathy treatment for infertility. Anyone who just came to know about their infertility problem or those who have tried other infertility treatments without any results can consult a homeopath. Homeopathy medicines can also be used with other treatment methods, but the homeopath should be informed about it to prevent any interfering actions.
Final Tips For Infertility Treatments Using Homeopathy
Homeopathy therapy works on male and female infertility in following way:
It regulates and balances the body’s hormones, menstrual cycle and enhances the ovulation process in females. In males, it helps to increase the sperm count, their mobility and also their morphology by naturally stimulating the body.
It helps with emotional blockages, disturbances and ambiguous thought processes that may affect fertility.
It helps with the stress, anxiety and depression problems for those who are trying to conceive.
It also helps in curing the side-effects of various other fertility treatments.
In the end, the homeopathic treatment for infertility is strictly individualistic. Whatever the reason that the patient opts for homeopathy, may it be to reinstate a healthy reproductive system, or for the specific infertility issue, or to handle an emotional problem, the treatment should be supported by a healthy diet and proper lifestyle, like avoiding alcohol and smoking.
About the Author
Dr. Pravin Dhole