Natural Fertility | Pelvic Pain Treatments
Dr. Skip is certified in Mercier Therapy and is proud to be the only current practitioner in North Texas currently offering this service. Dr. Skip has trained personally with Dr. Jennifer Mercier and has travelled around the world helping to teach and promote this amazing technique. Please contact our office for an initial consultation to see if the Mercier Therapy is right for you.
About Mercier Therapy
Mercier Therapy provides a safe, gentle, and naturally minded pelvic visceral manipulative technique for women facing fertility challenges, experiencing pelvic pain, recovering from gynecologic surgery, and having undergone traumatic birthing experiences. Our goal is to serve women of all ages—from teens to those going through menopause—who are searching for a more natural approach to a multitude of pelvic issues. Our practices started when we saw that this type of therapy is lacking today. We want to be the first to offer such a unique healing experience. The ultimate intention of Mercier Therapy is to help women navigate their way through infertility and pelvic pain so they can see tangible results. We want to provide a solution that makes sense.
Pelvic Visceral Manipulation is for women who have adhesions in their reproductive tract. Adhesions act like glue — disrupting the function of affected organs. Visceral Manipulation involves gentle stretching to loosen tightened areas of soft tissue and is continued until the tension is released. The goal is to decrease adhesions in and around the organs, ligaments, muscles, joints and support structures of the pelvis, abdomen, hips and lower back. It is gentle and noninvasive and has a success rate of 71% (IVF’s success rate is as low as 20%).
Retraining pelvic organs to return to their normal status and function is the common sense approach to increasing your chance of conceiving and improving your health at the same time. For more details on how this is used for Infertility and/or Pelvic Pain Treatments please click on the links or find more under Women’s Health Menu.
Mercier Therapy Visceral Manipulation has proven to help the following issues:
- Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Pelvic Scaring or adhesions from previous surgery
- Sexual Abuse trauma
- Persistent pelvic pain
- Sexual function
- Appendicitis, gastritis, other abdominal inflammations
Adhesions May Develop Through a Woman’s Lifetime in Various Ways:
- Abdominal or pelvic surgery
- Back surgery
- Endometriosis, sexually transmitted disease, IUD
- Fall onto hip, buttocks, or tailbone
- Hip surgery
- Low back, hip, or leg pain
- Pain or cramps in abdomen or groin
- Pain with sitting or with sexual intercourse
- Pelvic inflammatory disease, bladder or yeast infections
- Physical trauma or vehicle accident
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Physical PMS symptoms, Vaginitis, cystitis, colitis, other pelvic inflammations
Fertility & In Vitro Fertilization Facts
Infertility plagues an estimated 9 million women. One in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempt costs between $12,000 and $15,000, and you have no guarantees of getting pregnant. For some, this is not even a consideration. And for others who choose to take the chance with in vetro fertilization (IVF), they will have 1 or more failed attempts– extremely expensive attempts. After going through the emotional roller coaster and hormonal imbalances that go with IVF, the treatment can be absolutely exhausting and depressing and your goal of getting pregnant still has yet to be achieved.
Mercier Therapy Natural Fertility Treatments – an Alternative Choice to IVF
Mercier Therapy has completed an ongoing 4 year study to show an 83% pregnancy success rate within one year of finishing the Shared Journey Fertility 6 week program.
The study finished in September 2012 and was published in the Midwifery Today Spring 2013 journal.
Click HERE to read the Mercier Therapy Abstract.
Mercier Therapy: The Documentary
Dr. Skip is featured in the Mercier Movie Documentary which premiered in St. Charles, Illinois on May 23rd, 2014.
Dr. Skip is planning a local showing for the Dallas-Fort Worth soon. If you are interested in attending a local showing, please message my office.
Mercier Therapy Reviews:
“Your work is impressive. I mentioned it on my internet radio show. I love the idea of you doing a documentary on fertility-it’s high time. Blessings.”
-Christiane Northrup, MD