By Dr. Robert Kiltz, Founder & Director of CNY Fertility
Early in my career, I realized the benefits of integrating eastern and western medicine. As good as modern western protocols are for some patients, straight science simply isn’t enough. I turned to the ancient healing arts as that extra something to help promote conception—focusing specifically on massage, yoga, acupuncture, and even meditation and diet. This holistic approach supports the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of fertility and helps restore the body’s balance.
The positive results I saw from my clients who chose to incorporate eastern therapies into their lifestyles were compelling. So much so, that I decided it was necessary to combine all of these services under one roof as part of CNY Fertility. Thus, CNY Healing Arts was born.
The power of touch is extraordinary and Massage can be beneficial to anyone. It’s very therapeutic and helps to relieve stress and anxiety. However, it’s particularly helpful to those that are trying to conceive. Massage can improve fertility by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, realigning the uterus, reducing inflammation and blockages, and breaking down scar tissue and adhesions. We recommend Fertile Massage or Maya Abdominal Massage, which were developed specifically to help fertility patients. These types of massage have been documented to improve fertility issues in up to 30-40% of women.
Acupuncture dates back several thousand years and has its roots in China. Small, hair-thin needles are placed at certain points on the body that regulate and balance the flow of energy. Acupuncture has been successfully used for pain relief, but research has also revealed that women doing IVF were 65% more likely to conceive when they used acupuncture in conjunction with IVF (British Medical Journal, 2008).
Yoga helps reduce stress, detoxify the body, improve circulation, boost your immunity, and minimize the side effects of hormone treatment. I believe so strongly in the positive mind-body connection of yoga, that Yoga for Fertility classes are always free to CNY Fertility clients!
I also see an indisputable correlation between diet, everyday wellness, and fertility. The carbohydrate and sugar heavy, low-fat diets promoted by dietitians for decades have contributed to a lot of diseases. Doctors first studied the ketogenic diet as a way to combat seizure disorders, but we have discovered that eating a high fat/low carb/adequate protein diet can profoundly reduce inflammation throughout the body. In recent years, we’ve recommended the ketogenic diet to clients and the number of “keto-babies” conceived on this food plan is remarkable.
Whatever your goals—whether you’re trying to conceive or just trying to have a better overall feeling of health and wellness—taking a look at what you’re putting into your body is a great first step. And, you can help mitigate the effects of every day stress and anxiety by practicing yoga, enjoying a massage, or a session of acupuncture. For information about services and class schedules, please call CNY Healing Arts at 315-671-5755 or visit http://www.cnyhealingarts.com.