During our waking hours, most of us are dominated by the beta brain wave state, or the logical, rational mindset that tries to maneuver its way through life. This is great while on the job, but in this mental state, blood pressure and stress hormones are high; growth and reproductive hormones low. Blood flow to the essential organs is low; blood flow to the brain is high. We tend to be on alert; even in a state of fight/flight. And from this state, the reproductive system takes a back seat. This whole cascade is worsened when one is trying to conceive. Most women I know try to think their way into better fertility – searching out solutions through the medical profession and the internet. And the left hemisphere, beta dominant brain state takes over the body and puts them into an anxious, sub-fertile state.
More relaxed states of mind can be achieved even while being fully functional in life. We can still accomplish chores while the body/mind is under the kinder, more relaxed alpha state, and blood flow to the essential organs increases. Guided meditations and visualization processes can bring us into the delta brain wave state that we occupy during the dream state. And professional meditators can even even achieve the delta brain wave state where the mind is perfectly tranquil and still, like in deep sleep. In this state, the entire body regenerates. Blood pressure is low, blood flow to the reproductive organs, kidneys and heart is highest. Growth hormone output is maximized, and the body repairs itself. Think of it as rest and regeneration for the entire HPO axis, as if your ovaries are finally able to receive the needed replenishment.
This is one of the reasons I stress the importance of learning to achieve a calm state of body/mind through meditative exercises – still or moving, fully engaged or unplugged from the demands of daily life. In my experience, this is far more important than any type of medical therapy, be it interventional or natural. While external therapies are helpful at times, this is the only state where bodies heal themselves and achieve a change in ones reproductive potential. And it’s fully within your control.
Please join me for a free call, Tuesday, April 8th at 7 p.m. EST, where we will boost the recognition of this natural state of mind that you all have access to – at all times, in all places, no matter the circumstance.
Randine Lewis, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Author of The Infertility Cure, The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies, and
The Way of the Fertile Soul, Ten Ancient Chinese Secrets to Tap Into A Woman’s Creative Potential
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