Infertility is quite simply defined as the inability to conceive even after having regular unprotected sex, for a period of at least 12 months.  The effects that infertility can have on a couple are anything but simple, and can have a negative impact on a couple’s emotional and psychological state, and even affect their ability to socialize as they normally would have.

This condition can arise for a number of reasons;

In men, infertility can be the result of undescended testes, small testes, abnormal or low sperm count, duct obstruction, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, an infection of some type, or even arising from a previously sustained injury to the testes.  In women the issue can arise from endometriosis, irregular periods, uterine fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, thyroid disorders, or hormonal imbalances.  In either partner the problem of infertility can be the result of advanced age, the amount of alcohol consumed, obesity, diabetes, smoking, stress, or radiation exposure.  It can also result due to a side effect from medication for some other condition or disease.

In homeopathy, your consultant will first attempt to determine the reason for your infertility.  Tests may be required and a thorough discussion will be had to uncover potential issues.  It is very important that you are honest and thorough in answering the questions so that a true and clear picture can be taken of your medical history.  A thorough diagnosis will be performed and your consultant will discuss with you any and all concerns that you have.  Some of the questions will pertain to your family history, and this is to determine whether or not conditions suffered by parents or even grandparents could be having an impact on your own health.  It might help to gather information before your appointment and have it written down so that you don’t have to rely on memory alone.

The benefits of treating infertility through homeopathy are numerous.  They are safe, don’t harbour any ill side effects, and are regularly successful with no other form of medical intervention during the course of treatment.  Homeopathy uses your body’s own natural defences to battle infertility in a non invasive, non-toxic manner.  Homeopathic remedies use natural ingredients commonly found in the natural environment around the globe, and are administered based on each individual’s case.  The remedies aren’t a “one size fits all” and your ultimate solution may differ greatly from the solution administered to someone else.  Improving ovulation cycles, reducing stress and emotional blocks, changing negative thought patterns, increasing sperm count and mobility, alleviating depression and anxiety are all issues that homeopathic medicine can help with.

Some of the most common homeopathic medicines used to treat infertility are as follows:

Silica Boosts a patient’s immune system which often results in increased fertility.

Phosphorus- Used to treat uterine polyps and to reduce anxiety and stress.

Sabina Used when the patient has suffered miscarriages, to treat inflamed ovaries and uterus, and to treat heavy periods.

Sepia Used to regulate periods, to increase sex drive in men, and to treat prolapsed uterus and vagina.