Can anyone help? A friend approached me to say her neice got married last year, and they are trying for a baby. Unfortunately, nothing yet, and they are desperate. The husband has a low sperm count. They are both receiving acupuncture as a method of repairing this.
Would there be any herbs which may help the process along at all?
Be grateful if you have any ideas, as mum- wanting- to- be is very tearful and upset over this.
Thank you, hope you are all enjoying the magnificent sunshine.
Infertility can be such a distressing matter to have to contend with. Ironically the stress of not being able to conceive can up the stress levels so much that that in itself can effect fertility--catch 21.
Along with the vast majority of herbalists , I have seen a number of patients over the years with regard to improving fertility and herbs can be very helpful. Bear in mind that we also give a lot of dietary advice (especially important with low sperm counts ).
As it is quite a complex mattter, I suggest that this couple see a medical herbalist in their area. Reflexology as well as acupuncture has worked for many people. Hopefully the acupuncture will work without need for any other treatments.
Re: Herbs and fertility
March 19 2009, 7:10 PM
Thank you very much Linda, I will suggest it to them
Re: Herbs and fertility
March 24 2009, 11:33 AM
Like Linda says, stress about not conceiving can exacerbate the problem so maybe some reassurance could help. I've just done an essay on infertility and the statistics are encouraging. 90% of couples trying to conceive do so within one year and 95% after 2 years. No smoking (anything), moderate alcohol and a healthy balanced diet will all help but stress reduction has the biggest impact on sperm production as well as ovulation and libido. Finding a way to relax about it is probably the best thing they can do.
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