The use of reflexology for infertility might not seem an obvious choice, but the more you look at it, the more it makes sense.
Using reflexology for infertility is a natural extension of other areas in which it has a good track record, such as treating psychological issues such as stress and lack of sleep.
Of course, before turning to reflexology for fertility issues it is essential to see your doctor and eliminate any underlying physical issues.
This is particularly important because this may be just one symptom that actually points towards a bigger issue such as hypertension (high blood pressure) or heart disease.
Once physical causes have been eliminated, psychological issues must be considered. This gentle therapy works by using special manipulations and massage on the feet - it is believed that we have a series of reflex points in the feet that correspond to all the major organs in the body.
When the therapist applies pressure in the right location, it stimulates the movement of energy from the reflex points to the organs. The benefits of can be enormous.
Common benefits include improving sleep patterns, reducing stress, and helping people to balance out their emotions. It also helps in balancing out the endocrine system, the set of glands that produce the body's hormones.
When you combine the role that hormones play in fertility with the ability to make people more relaxed, you begin to understand why this form of treatment can be so effective for those with these type of problems.