Trying to get pregnant can be overwhelming, confusing, and isolating. Oftentimes if you already have a tendency towards stress, anxiety and overwhelm, fertility challenges can make it worse!

Chronic stress and anxiety can have a negative effect on fertility (both male and female!) by disrupting the communication between your brain and your reproductive organs. But even if it’s not interfering with this communication, it can absolutely have a negative impact on your quality of life!

Holistic medicine can help

Holistic medicine focuses on addressing all parts of you, including the mental, emotional and spiritual. Your mental health matters and fertility treatment should address the body, mind, and spirit all together.

Acupuncture is a fantastic tool for calming the mind and settling the nervous system, and it’s just the start of the ways we can support your whole health.

When focusing on your mental health, treatment may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal medicine
  • Breathing exercises
  • Lifestyle suggestions
  • Referral for counseling or therapy
  • Conversation, community and holding space for your full human experience
  • Our unwavering commitment to non-judgement and ethical, compassionate care

You deserve care that sees and supports you. Let us know if you have any questions about treatment for fertility related stress or anxiety.

Have more questions on this subject?

Dr. Emily Rea is here to answer your fertility questions and walk with you on your fertility journey. Send us a message any time!