Using EFT to Release Infertility Related Stress
If anyone has told you to “just relax” when trying to get pregnant you probably though” what bunk. How can relaxing help me have a baby?” Believe it or not – it can!
While relaxing isn’t a cure all for every fertility issue, stress can have more of an impact on your fertility than most couples realize. Even experiencing a bad day can send your hormones reeling. Now, imagine constant stress each and every day and the affect it can have on your fertility.
When the human body is under stress (even minimal amounts of stress), adrenalin is pumped through your veins. Since adrenalin inhibits our ability to use progesterone, that in itself can inhibit pregnancy. Now, add to that the effect that stress can have on a woman’s ability to produce and release prolactin. Prolactin is a hormone that the body releases during lactation that tends to stop ovulation. This is what helps a new mother not get pregnant while nursing a newborn. The problem is, when you are under a lot of stress, prolactin levels can rise. This can inhibit ovulation, making conception impossible.
Here’s another way in which too much stress can keep you childless: when the human fight or flight response kicks in, blood flow goes to the muscles to prepare them for a quick exit. This keeps circulation levels to the reproductive system at a minimum. Without enough blood flow to the uterus and ovaries a healthy egg can not be released and even if it is, the uterus can not build a proper nurturing environment in which an embryo can grow; again affecting fertility.
As you can see, keeping stress levels down while trying to conceive is extremely important; especially if you are already finding it hard to get pregnant. Sure, taking a break; listening to music; even lying in a hammock can help, one surefire way to help alleviate stress and negate negative emotions that could be playing havoc with your fertility help is using EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique.
A simple, safe and easy to apply technique which utilizes the well-known pressure points associated with acupuncture, EFT can be used to rid your mind of negative emotions, thus freeing the body’s internal energies.
The Emotional Freedom Technique relies on a combination on tapping certain pressure points in the head, hand body and face and reciting certain phrases or words to direct those freed energies in order to release the right meridian energy for healing. Some of the most common EFT points found on both sides of the body include:
- the eyebrow points located at the outside of the eyes
- under your nose
- on the chin.
- the outside of the hand below the little finger,
- the crown on your head
- around the eyes
- under the collarbone
- below the underarms
Remember, just tapping on these areas will not do any good unless you also identify the emotion or physical symptom and/or problem, and focus on it while applying the pressure technique. Together the tapping and focus will help to relive stress; relax the body, mind and spirit and help you better connect with your body. Once those bad feelings are gone, your body will be better able to handle healing itself and creating new life.
The eBook 'Overcoming Infertility with EFT' eBook shows you step by step how to use EFT therapy in your daily life to help overcome fertility related stress or un-empowering thoughts.
Do you get angry or sad every time you find out someone around you is pregnant?
Do you blame yourself for fertility struggles or feel guilty?
Are you having a hard time making healthy choices and shifting to a healthier lifestyle that will help improve your fertility?
Are you stressed about an upcoming medical procedure such as a blood test, ultrasound or IVF?
Are you experiencing struggle on your fertility journey and would like to feel freed up and surrender to the journey?
If you said yes to any of the above EFT can help. I personally have used EFT to overcome many issues in my life such as overcoming my fear of flying, reducing stress through hard times and I will continue to use it when stressful issues arrive.
This is one of the most valuable tools you can have for health and healing, and once you learn it you can apply it at any time, in any place.
Looking for Further Information and Support?
I hope you found this article helpful. If you end up having any questions I would suggest for you to join the Natural Fertility Community and post them there. Not only will you have access to natural fertility speciallists, but you can also get feedback and support from women who are going through the same experience as you.
I wish you the best on your journey and look forward to hearing about your BFP!
All the best,
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