Research: VEAL reviews (20 referenc

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Abstract

VEAL reviews (20 references) a variety of complementary treatments for infertility. The author writes that complementary therapists operate under a more holistic view of infertility treatment than their allopathic health professional colleagues.

Background

Methodology

Results

Lifestyle and nutritional factors need to be considered and potentially changed, and psychological and emotional problems, including stress, treated. Hormonal imbalances in both sexes may be treated with Chinese herbal mixtures such as Hachimijiogan, herbs including Vitex agnus-castus, or blends of essential oils for the treatment of amenorrhoea or irregular or scanty periods.

Conclusion

Herbalists, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, aromatherapists, homoeopaths and Ayurvedic practitioners all have a range of treatments for people suffering from infertility.

References

Veal L. Complementary therapy and infertility: an Icelandic perspective. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery 4(1): 3-6 Feb 1998.

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