Infertility is a common and heartbreaking struggle for many couples. About 15 percent of couples, or one in eight, struggle with infertility, defined as the inability to achieve a pregnancy after one year of regular unprotected intercourse.
Men and women are equally likely to be the causative factor, although the woman’s reproductive system is far more complicated, and many more things can go wrong on the journey to baby joy.1 The causes of female infertility include failure to ovulate, endometriosis, infections, physical obstruction (for example, via fibroid tumor scars) and endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism and autoimmune diseases.2
Sadly, the current coronavirus pandemic, and more importantly, the new mRNA vaccines, are likely to add a whole new set of causative factors to the increasing rates of male and female infertility. Research indicates that the vaccine spike protein accumulates in both ovaries and testes and is similar in structure to the placental hormone syncytin.3
Over the years, I’ve been able to help a few bundles of joy join this world by using a combination of nutrition, herbal medicine and my favorite: homeopathy. Homeopathy can be a very useful tool to support clients with infertility in clinical practice, and its effectiveness has been confirmed by some clinical research.4-6
Homeopathy Helped Two Infertile Women
Many years ago, a woman in her mid-thirties I shall call Helena consulted with me regarding infertility. She and her husband had been trying for three years without success to start a family, so she decided to give homeopathy a try.
Those new to constitutional case-taking sometimes find it a somewhat emotionally invasive procedure, as the homeopath must deeply probe the client about her life, traumas, personality and more. Thus, Helena looked at me with suspicious eyes and revealed very little personal information, keeping her answers to only a few words. She seemed to be cringing in her seat under my relentless attempts to squeeze anything useful out of her, and I felt guilty for making her feel so uncomfortable. But homeopathy is a bit like surgery—you have to open things up!
Pondering the case after the appointment, I suddenly realized that her intense guardedness and closedness might just be the key to a very special homeopathic remedy, a remedy famous for the quality of being emotionally closed like this. Could this be connected to her infertility? After all, conception requires openness.
There was nothing to lose in trying. During the second consultation to discuss the treatment plan, Helena again seemed extremely uncomfortable, but she got the remedy. Then I never heard from her again.
The case troubled me for quite some time; I was still inexperienced then and wondered whether I had done the right thing by probing so deeply.
About two or three years later, I saw Helena’s name on my schedule for the next day and had an instant flashback of her apparent discomfort— and mine—all that time ago! So imagine my surprise when she sat down and said: “Anke, I have to admit I was skeptical about homeopathy, but I got pregnant right away and we now have a beautiful two-year-old son! We’d like to have another child and I was wondering, would you give me another dose of that remedy?” I gave her another dose and never heard from her again, but this time I felt happy about it!
The remedy was Natrum muriaticum, a homeopathic remedy made from table salt—plain old sodium chloride. Sodium chloride is the most widely distributed substance on the planet besides water, and even there, it is ever present in our oceans. Sodium is especially concentrated in the organs of perception and feeling, including the brain, eyes and nerve tissue, as well as in perspiration and tears. Plants, on the other hand, contain relatively little sodium, instead using potassium for fluid regulation and other functions.
The innocent but important salt shows fascinating effects on the body and mind when its energy, or spirit perhaps, is released by virtue of homeopathic potentization. In fact, Natrum muriaticum is one of the most emotionally complex remedies in our materia medica, characterized by ailments from deep grief and disappointment, which are common human experiences. Could sodium somehow impart feeling and emotion for us and homeopathic salt help to regulate blocked or stuck emotions? Perhaps.
People requiring this remedy tend to be serious, sensitive, introverted and perfectionistic. Natrum muriaticum is probably a more common remedy in infertility, especially as the monthly grief and disappointment of yet another menstrual period instead of conception can exacerbate the problem.
Another client who tragically suffered two stillbirths, consulted with me regarding her overall physical and emotional health. She felt deeply stuck in chronic grief due to the stillbirths. After she received Natrum muriaticum in a 10M potency, she cried non-stop for three days; shortly after—to her surprise, as she was not trying or hoping for another child—she conceived again and with close monitoring from the medical community as well as homeopathic support, gave birth to a healthy son.
Endometriosis Infertility Treatment
Another client, whom I will call Miriam, thirty-nine at the time, consulted me regarding endometriosis with severe menstrual pain and heavy bleeding. She had been experiencing these symptoms for ten years. Due to the endometriosis, she had been pronounced infertile, and she and her husband had adopted a child five years earlier.
At the time she contacted me, she just wanted to address her menstrual cramps. I gave her a wonderfully effective herbal formula called Herbotox by Genestra, which I’ve used for thirty years with marvelous results in cases of endometriosis, heavy bleeding and fibroid tumors. This herbal complex, designed for liver and kidney detoxification, is truly almost a secret weapon in such cases, but it needs to be taken for four to five months for best results. It contains a few simple herbs, including dandelion, parsley and beet root.
Miriam also received a homeopathic remedy made from squid ink, known as Sepia. This remedy is commonly used in many cases of hormonal imbalances, especially when the client complains of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) with irritability, and a feeling of bearing-down pains during menses as if the uterus might fall out.
Over the next few months, Miriam’s menstrual cramps gradually lessened and her bleeding became less heavy. Then for her fortieth birthday, lo and behold, she found herself pregnant! She delivered a healthy son nine months later and gave me a big basket of flowers in gratitude, as she believed the treatment helped her to fulfill her heart’s desire for another child. It was a heartwarming experience all around.
Sepia ranks within the top ten constitutional remedies, and in women ranks within the top three. The remedy’s core theme is one of stasis, the lack of dynamic tension which animates all organisms. All life is characterized by a constant ebb and flow—contraction and expansion—that is finely tuned, especially when it comes to the intricate process of human reproduction. In Sepia clients, the tissues can be lax, the energy low and the emotions flat and indifferent. Exhaustion and irritability are close to the surface, and libido may be non-existent (which needless to say does not help conception). It’s a wonderful remedy for many modern women, who are overtaxed and burned out.
Birth Control Pill and Infertility
Synthetic hormones were invented in the 1940s, and millions of women have been exposed to them—often for many years before desiring to conceive. A great homeopathic teacher, Melissa Assilem, feels that synthetic estrogen, primarily in the form of oral contraceptives, has contributed to an inherited and heritable miasm.7 (Homeopaths view miasms as genetic weaknesses or underlying predispositions to specific maladies or disease processes.) Oral contraceptives regulate women’s periods and fecundity by totally blocking the ovaries from working properly and tricking them each month with a false message. This changes and “jangles” the very delicate and complex pattern between pituitary, ovary, hypothalamus and uterus.
Assilem has contributed a lot to our understanding of the homeopathic remedy Folliculinum, a remedy made from estrone (also called oestrone), a synthetic form of estrogen. Women needing Folliculinum can complain of a feeling of being controlled by another and/or having lost their will and individuality. This type of woman may become a doormat, an emotional rescuer or someone who tries to live out other’s expectations. It is also a common remedy to help women with infertility who have been on the pill for years—or whose mothers were taking the pill before they conceived their daughter.
Coronavirus “Vaccines” and Infertility
Highly troubling evidence is emerging that suggests the mRNA coronavirus “vaccines,” which are really a type of gene therapy, may have the potential to affect fertility in a number of ways. Research has shown that the synthetic spike protein created by the body under instruction from these “therapies” accumulates in the ovaries and testes, with unknown long-term consequences.8
Thousands of cases of abnormal menstrual bleeding, shedding of the entire lining of the uterus and miscarriages following vaccination have been reported.9-12 In addition, the spike protein also shares similarities in structure with parts of the placental hormone syncytin-1,13 necessary for normal placental function. Numerous doctors and researchers have sounded the alarm on the potential impact all this may have on fertility.14
Does homeopathy have something to offer in such cases? Potentially, yes. Homeopathic remedies prepared from both the various “vaccines” as well as the spike protein are available from specialized homeopathic pharmacies and may help to heal some of these concerns. We can’t be sure of it at this time, but it seems fair to provide some hope for those who may become adversely affected by these interventions in regard to fertility.
Homeopathy may be a good adjunct or even a stand-alone approach to address infertility concerns. Inexpensive and noninvasive, homeopathy helps the body gently regulate itself and has been shown effective clinically and also in some studies. In addition, it is nontoxic, avoiding potential adverse effects from conventional infertility treatments, which usually require various drugs and can be quite invasive. Best of all, it can facilitate the great joy, for parents and practitioner alike, of sharing in the wonderful journey to a healthy baby—a strong heart’s desire for many couples.
SOME REMEDIES TO CONSIDER
NATRUM MURIATICUM: History of deep grief or disappointment; persons who are closed, reserved, sensitive; often averse to consolation; controlled and perfectionistic.
IGNATIA AMARA: Another wonderful grief and disappointment remedy; persons who are romantic and idealistic; highly sensitive emotionally (often touchy and defensive); often due to romantic disappointments.
SEPIA: History of hormonal imbalance or hormonal changes after childbirth; emotionally flat to highly irritable; lax tissues; bearing-down pain with menses.
PULSATILLA: Scanty, short and suppressed menses; mild, gentle temperament (but can be irritable); many premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms; often thirstless.
MEDORRHINUM: A remedy made from gonorrhea; history of gonorrhea in client or client’s ancestors; history of pelvic inflammatory disease; person can be intense and adventurous or withdrawn.
FOLLICULINUM: History of oral contraceptive use in woman (or in her mother); living someone else’s expectations; lack of individuality; “doormat” or emotional rescuer.
CORONAVIRUS INTERVENTION REMEDIES: Potentially helpful for menstrual or fertility changes caused by these interventions; too soon to know if may be helpful, but should be kept in mind.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. How common is infertility? National Institutes of Health (accessed July 31, 2021). https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/infertility/conditioninfo/common
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. What are some causes of infertility? National Institutes of Health (accessed July 31, 2021). https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/infertility/conditioninfo/causes
- Delaney P. Former Pfizer VP warns childbearing-age women: “Do not accept these vaccines.” LifeSiteNews, Aug. 5, 2021. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/735931/
- Gerhard I, Wallis E. Individualized homeopathic therapy for male infertility. Homeopathy. 2002;91(3):133-144.
- Gerhard I, Keller C, Monga B. Homeopathic treatment for female infertility. TW Gynakologie. 1993;6:337-344.
- Kalampokas T, Botis S, Kedikgianni-Antoniou A, et al. Homeopathy for infertility treatment: a case series. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2014;41(2):158-159.
- Assilem M. Matridonal Remedies of the Humanum Family: Gifts of the Mother. Kandern, Germany: Narayana Verlag, 2009.
- Redshaw M. Inventor of mRNA technology: vaccine causes lipid nanoparticles to accumulate in “high concentrations” in ovaries. The Defender, Jun. 17, 2021. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/mrna-technology-covid-vaccine-lipid-nanoparticles-accumulate-ovaries/
- Merchant H. CoViD-19 post-vaccine menorrhagia, metrorrhagia or postmenopausal bleeding and potential risk of vaccine-induced thrombocytopenia in women. BMJ. 2021;373:n958.
- Boyd C. Nearly 4,000 women report menstrual problems including heavy bleeding and delayed periods after getting their Covid vaccine – but watchdog insists there’s no proof jabs are to blame. Daily Mail, Jun. 21, 2021.
- Flam F. Blood clots aren’t the only vaccine side effects worth studying. Bloomberg, May 19, 2021.
- Does the COVID vaccine affect your period? Survey launched after some report changes to menstruation. NBC, Apr. 23, 2021.
- Palmer M, Bhakdi S. The Pfizer mRNA vaccine: pharmacokinetics and toxicity. Doctors for COVID Ethics, Jul. 29, 2021. https://doctors4covidethics.org/the-pfizer-mrna-vaccine-pharmacokinetics-and-toxicity/
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2021🖨️ Print post