By Barbara Poczyniak, R. Ac, Registered Arvigo Therapist
Fertility Part I – Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Preparing for Pregnancy
Are you currently trying to conceive? Or are you planning to start soon? How prepared is your body for pregnancy? While we usually plan for healthy shifts to our diets and lifestyles when preparing to conceive, its not often we think to prepare future baby’s home for 9 months: the uterus.
Fertility Enhancement with Arvigo Therapy®
Arvigo Therapy® is a non-invasive, external massage therapy that focuses on regaining the optimum vital flows of blood, nerve, lymph fluid and qi (energy) to the abdominal area and specifically to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is a gentle therapy to support you in optimizing conception.
An optimum flow of these vital fluids is required to cleanse, prepare and then build up a healthy uterine lining. As Dr. Rosita Arvigo, is fond of saying: “..think of this as the same as preparing the crib with loving intention for your newborn baby.”
Ideally you are planning ahead, and there are a number of good reasons to do so. Studies have shown that the body starts to recruit eggs about 3 months prior to each ovulation period. It takes about 90 days for your eggs to mature and be selected for ovulation. This means that whatever you are doing (or not doing) can affect the egg quality 90 days later.
Whether or not you are having fertility challenges, this simple therapy allows your reproductive system to regain its natural state of homeostasis. For women have spent years on birth control pills and may be doing a detox prior to trying to conceive – this is an effective complementary therapy that can also help to re-set the body’s balance.
Arvigo Therapy® Treatment Plans
Have 3 or more months? Great! Ideally we can get to work on a 3 month program of Arvigo Therapy right away. This plan combines professional treatments with the Self-care massage that you can do yourself at home. A customized treatment plan is put together for you based on your health history and needs, and may also include home use of castor oil packs and other wellness tips. In order to really prepare your body effectively and make the most out of the 3 month prep time I recommend couples aim to prevent conception for those 3 cycles.
Only 1 month to work with? Or perhaps you’re not willing to stop trying to conceive right now? Arvigo Therapy can still be very helpful. The professional treatments and Self-care methods are done during the times you know you are not pregnant, in between menstruation and ovulation only.
Arvigo Therapy® and Fertility Acupuncture
Whether you can allow yourself 1 month or longer to prepare, Arvigo Therapy may also be combined with Fertility Acupuncture treatments in a holistic approach to prepare your body for conception and a healthy pregnancy.
Acupuncture has been shown to be an important aid in helping women (and men) de-stress during this time, as well as increase circulation of blood flow and energy to the ovaries and uterine lining.
Please contact me with any questions about how Arvigo Therapy® and Fertility Acupuncture can best help you at this stage of your fertility journey.