Infertility does not only bring physical and emotional challenges, but it also affects the economy of one’s family and a whole community. Learn more about its economic impact and the treatments available.
The gradual decline in fertility contributes to a global economic problem. When the new generation is fewer than the last generation, the economy will struggle to support the retirees. It would also have adverse effects on the labor force and the ability of the current generation to pay for the entitlements of the older citizens.
When an area has a declining population, it will eventually result in a declining tax base. The economy will have not enough people to feed, lowering the demands for goods, services, and the housing market. A study conducted by the Harvard University in 2009 also revealed that lower fertility would increase the income per capita in the short run, but decrease it in the long run.
In a personal scope, couples experiencing infertility also face economic problems, especially with the treatments. Most infertility treatments are costly and not insured. The places that have their insurance are the USA, Germany, Britain, and Melbourne. However, most of the insured plans have only a limited number of treatments.
Aside from that, different treatments also have different prices. Despite the costly procedures, the assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures don’t assure a 100% pregnancy, especially if the couples are over 35 years old.
Natural Treatments for Infertility
Holistic treatments are less costly and less stressful compared to ART procedures. Furthermore, you can perform some of these techniques even you are inside your home. Moreover, you don’t have to leave your job to go abroad for ART treatment.
Yoga includes poses that help in boosting the fertility, both for women and men.
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in India. For couples to achieve conception, new combinations are integrated. It is called fertility yoga. This practice combines asana, kriya, meditation, and pranayama to boost the couples’ fertility. Here are the asanas that increase the chance of pregnancy:
The average cost of yoga in single sessions in yoga studios ranges from $10 to $20. For private yoga training, it may cost $30 to $70 in each session. Aside from that, you can take more affordable yoga classes online.
Acupuncture stabilizes the hormone levels and reduces stress levels.
Acupuncture is one of the natural treatments that can help you conceive. It is performed by an acupuncturist using thin needles that will stimulate the points in the body. This procedure helps improve energy and blood, helping the body’s systems, including the reproductive system.
These are some of the conditions that indicate that you need to attend acupuncture sessions to help you treat infertility:
The procedure has multiple benefits in females’ fertility, including the stabilization of hormone levels, increased blood flow to the pelvic organs, decreased side effects on hormonal medication, and reduced stress levels. For men, the notable benefits of acupuncture are the stabilization of hormone levels, stimulation of spermatogenesis, and improvement in the seminal quality.
The average price for fertility acupuncture amounts between $100 to $300 for the initial session. For the subsequent sessions, it may be from $75 to $150. There are also online courses that will help you learn more about acupuncture.
Chinese herbs are beneficial in boosting one’s fertility.
Chinese herbs are accompanied in treating infertility because of their benefits in the reproductive system. The University of Adelaide stated that the success rates and the positive outcomes of the traditional Chinese medicines make it the most holistic and natural alternative treatment to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
For achieving the best effects of the Chinese herbs, there are certain things you have to do. Some of these are cleaning your diet by focusing more on organic foods and warming your belly by applying a heating pad or castor oil to your abdomen. Exercising moderately will also help to condition your body.
Here are the lists of Chinese herbs that will help you boost your fertility and improve the functions of your reproductive system:
Dr. Yaron Seidman DAOM