Natural Infertility Treatment Options Twin Cities Minnesota
Approximately one in every 10 women will experience infertility issues. The conventional medical treatments include the drugs, Clomid and Serophene. These are known as estrogen-blocking drugs. They cause the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, located in your brain, to release hormones called GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone), FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone). These hormones trigger your ovaries to make eggs. New research has suggested that old trauma to the upper neck change the brains ability to complete the normal neuroendocrine loop necessary for conception. The top bone in the neck, known as the first cervical segment or atlas bone is connected to the skull by a series of ligaments and muscles. The spinal cord/brainstem is attached to the atlas bone by the dentate ligament. Traumatic events in the woman’s life can misalign the atlas bone. This will distort the spinal cord affecting blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid movement.
Central to neuroendocrine function pertaining to fertility is the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadal axis (HPA). This system serves as the neuroendocrine feedback system that is responsible for mature gamete formation, and is also instrumental in the release of hormones related to normal menstrual physiology including follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), gonadotropins, and luteinizing hormone (LH). These hormones are synthesized and released in the deep structures of the brain, including the pituitary gland. The vertebral arteries are responsible for blood supply to the hypothalamus and much of the brainstem via the Circle of Willis, including the pituitary gland.
Precise Analysis of the Upper Neck is the Key
The joint between the atlas bone and the skull is unlike any other joint in the body. If the atlas moves in one direction, it in facts must move in 2 other directions simultaneously. To complicate matters even more, this area is commonly formed asymmetrically. The Blair Upper Cervical Technique deals exclusively with analysis of the top joints in the spine. The special x-rays associated with Blair Upper Cervical Technique, will allow the doctor to visualize each patients specific misalignment and joint angles, in order to precisely unlock the joint and restore normal blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow. This has been the key in our patient’s ability to reset the neuroendocrine function and conceive. Although Upper Cervical Chiropractors do not claim the cure any condition, realigning of the upper bone in the spine has been an important key in getting pregnant.
If you would like to learn more about this type of care, please call a Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractor in your area. Click on the link below for more in depth research.