Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine that applies natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It uses a variety of therapies, including herbal practices, massage, acupuncture, homeopathy, lifestyle changes, exercise, and nutritional counseling.
Naturopathic Medicine emerges in the 19th century and has a holistic philosophy. It tries to uncover what is really going on by looking at the person as an interconnected physical, psychological, social and spiritual being to find underlying causes of an illness or affliction.
In the case of infertility, rather than trying to override the symptoms by using treatments like IVF, Naturopathic Medicine looks to improve fertility so that those types of interventions can be avoided.
For men, Naturopathic Medicine is thought to be helpful with optimizing sperm motility, morphology, and sperm count. For women it’s thought to be helpful with regulating the menstrual cycle, balance hormonal activity, and improve egg quality, among other benefits.