Baby Steps is a company that shows that small steps to change our habits can lead to unimaginable results, in terms of fertility but also in terms of general health.
It is in the Dublin, Ireland that we can find Lisa Morrissey, a 15 years acupuncture specialist and creator of the Baby Steps company, a company that helps lots of women to make their maternity dreams come true. Next year, it will be in Portugal that Baby Steps will continue to help hundreds of people with health problems and infertility.
Lisa Morrissey knows that trying to get pregnant after a few years of can be frustrating, but with the right help and enough discipline and motivation to change some of everyday behaviours it is possible to achieve results.
After being cured, with acupuncture treatment, of a health problem that made her spend two weeks in the hospital, Lisa Morrissey found in this treatment her professional life and started to learn more about the issue before then becoming a volunteer in a hospital with cancer patients.
When the specialist met her first patient, she had spent 5 years trying to get pregnant with no success. The lady had cancer and the chemotherapy process was causing her fertility problems. With a few sessions of acupuncture, “she came to me after weeks and said me that she was pregnant”, it was from there that Lisa Morrissey decided to delve deeper into the study of fertility.
It was during one of her travels, in Florida that she discovered medical technology new to the market, then “I start to expand to other areas and find out new treatments”, she said. “Now people come to figure out some dysfunction, to support their body before they have a disease, but still many people only search for our help when they already have a problem, not only physical, but often with the mind”.
Food sensitivity consists of sensitivity to certain foods that can contribute to digestive problems that can cause inflammation. “When people have some inflammation, we have to figure out where this inflammation comes from”, she explains.
Someone who may apparently eat healthy and maintain a regular exercise routine does not always guarantee a healthy lifestyle. The human body is a complex machine, and everyone is different. Quite often an unknown dysfunction/imbalance in the body, might manifest as a disease many years later. Symptoms are not always immediate.
Prevention is better than cure and it is advisable to have regular health checks, especially as people get older. The Baby Steps screening tests are designed to identify and reduce life altering health risks such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.
The test has two phases: “First we do food tests, then we test the acidity of the stomach”, she explains. After discovering the harmful foods for a certain person, the specialist makes a meal plan that the patient must comply with. In two weeks, all toxins will have left the body.
The initial assessment is done with cutting-edge medical technologies that assess all aspects of physical health. It is often concluded that the reproductive organs are good, but there is another imbalance or dysfunction in the body that is influencing the reproductive organs.
The next exam works in a similar way to molecular spectroscopy. A set of headphones is used and converted into a device to create a radio frequency at the level of the brain stem. Then, a laser is aimed at your forehead and can scan your body using a radio frequency from the headset to tune into each individual body part. “The machine makes a sound that patients can listen to at home. After two or three days they feel the difference, the sound is only six minutes per day and helps to rebalance the waves”, said the specialist.
In addition to preventing serious illnesses, the health screening helps people with fertility problems. When a woman and a man are trying for a baby, their bodies must be in optimal health.
According to Lisa Morrissey, “the major difference here is that we assess the complete body to homeostasis and don’t just look at the reproductive organs” like conventional medicine.
For many, alternatives medicines, among them being acupuncture, continue to not be welcomed by everyone, although the rate of successful fertility cases according to Lisa Morrissey is 90 percent.
From Lisa Morrissey's experience, this is a concept that is increasingly outdated “People nowadays are aware of the alternatives and a lot of people -and social media talks a lot about the benefits of having good health - now understand the importance of prevention more and how you should not wait to have a problem before trying to fix it”.
Lisa Morrissey concludes that when the goal is the same – to support the body - all sciences are welcome.
For further information about the services provides by Lisa Morrissey, please visit www.healthoptimizing.ie
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