A diagnosis of ‘unexplained infertility’ can be very frustrating. Despite undergoing seemingly endless tests and investigations, your doctor can find no reason as to why you aren’t conceiving. Whilst in one way it is reassuring to know there is nothing physically wrong, it offers no clear solution to your fertility woes.
In natural medicine, we believe there is no such thing as ‘unexplained infertility’. There is always a reason pregnancy is not happening. A practitioner specialising in infertility will take a thorough, holistic approach in assessing your fertility. In depth assessment of how your cycle behaves, hormonal imbalances and lifestyle issues such as nutrition and stress that are pivotal to your reproductive health.
Healthy fertility needs a healthy body, on all levels, not just in the reproductive system. Stress hormones, thyroid issues, digestive weakness, poor circulation to the ovaries, insulin imbalance, excess toxicity and nutritional deficiencies are just some of areas that have a critical impact on your fertility. 
It is, after all, common sense from Mother Nature - your body will not allow pregnancy to occur in an unfavourable environment – it has the best interests for the next generation, and it needs a healthy body and mind to support reproduction and the future of the human race!
Acupuncture is especially well known for its dramatic impact on improving fertility, and there are countless studies supporting this fact. You acupuncturist will ask many questions about your health, assess your pulse and tongue for diagnostic clues, and observe various other indictors to get a clear picture of how your body is functioning on an energetic level. From this viewpoint, treatment can then focus on rebalancing these energies and restoring health and fertility. You will be surprised at the additional improvements to your health and wellbeing, and assist your chances of conceiving considerably.
Fiona O'Farrell is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Naturopath. She runs The Gate Clinic in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. See www.thegateclinic.ie for more information.
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