Chiropractic – How can Chiropractic adjustments benefit a woman while pregnant?
Your body is an amazing creation that accomplishes miraculous tasks such as creating new life. These miraculous tasks are accomplished under the direction of the nervous system. The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system.
In many cases, fertility issues may be associated with improper nervous system function, poor nutrition, high stress and poor lifestyle habits. As a Chiropractor, I am a nervous system specialist and reducing interference in the nervous system is my primary goal. I often work in the lower back, the lumber area of the spine that sends signals to the ovaries. The nerves that control the ovaries come down from the brain and exit from this area to signal ovarian function. Keeping the spine in alignment and the nervous system clear of interference and other natural modalities such as nutritional counseling, exercise counseling and lifestyle counseling makes chiropractic one of your best options to help your body function the way it was designed to.
Nutrition – I also look at organ function and nutrition. For example the pituitary gland which is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea is a protrusion off the bottom of the hypothalamus at the base of the brain releases hormones such as the Follicle Stimulating Hormone and the Luteinizing hormone. Both of these hormones play a major role in ovulation. Ensuring this gland is functioning properly and has adequate vitamins and nutrients it needs to do so is crucial for conception.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture has been used for centuries to help pregnancy. Acupuncture can help regulate ovulation. It can improve ovarian and follicular function. It has been shown that acupuncture can increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining. It can also help with spasmed tubes which are often de-spasmed with acupuncture.
Acupuncture can also help once pregnant for someone with a high risk pregnancy or a mom with a history of miscarriage. With the combination of Chiropractic, Nutrition and Acupuncture we have had great success with fertility. In fact, fertility patients are my favorite patients because in just 9 short months we get to meet and welcome a new little person into the world and our office!
**Note: Chiropractic care, Nutrition, and Acupuncture can safely be used in conjunction with western medicine approaches to fertility issues and can greatly enhance the chances of successful medical procedures. These modalities can also help make for a happier, a more comfortable, and a healthier pregnancy term as well.
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