Unexplained infertility

A glass of mead.

Unexplained infertility is a delightful chiropractic story for anyone who loves to read and especially for honey lovers. One solution is the age old aphrodisiac, a bottle of mead.

The inability to fall pregnant is a complex subject. This delightful story will give you a different slant on the subject and what spinal manipulation has to offer. Remember to take extra precautions if you think you are passed it, and are consulting a chiropractor.

Every chiropractor can regale you with stories about Mrs Jones, who for years had being trying to fall pregnant, consulted a new doctor, and bingo, there's a buzz in the family; in the waiting room too, I once discovered, when one such lady barged in and announced to all and sundry, that I was the man who got her pregnant.

Jokes aside, it's worth a consideration for every barren couple who have jumped through all the medical hoops.

There's no particular button that we might press; if there are subluxations, we adjust them and, now and again, it works; 'tis mystery all.

Gems both funny and healthful from the life and work of chiropractor Bernard Preston.

Unexplained infertility

Unexplained infertility is a painful subject; consider a consultation with your local chiropractor before going for complex medical intervention.

Bats in my belfry.
A group of bee hives.

Even the clergy, I discovered, can become very irritable. When I went up for my wafer and wine, one Sunday, I could not help noticing his ruddy face and the portly jowls and belly. I had been trying to concentrate in the prayers and, in fact, He was coming through loud and clear, only I wasn’t recognizing the still small voice. All I could see was a priest with an angry face. In my shallow, back slidden state I couldn’t visualise the hand of the good Lord gesturing to me and saying; this man needs your help.

At the church door I briefly shook the preacher's hand and, on sudden impulse, then said to him, ‘Bishop, would you mind tugging on my fingers?’

He was astonished, but turned over his hand and we interlocked our fingers. As he pulled, I noted with horror as his thumb curled in towards his palm, a sure sign of an impending stroke.

All doctors, of every ilk have intimate relationships with many of their patients. None could be more true than that with Bishop Ashton and his lovely wife; she the only patient that I've had that arrived one day, aged forty nine, with the words, I have a problem you can't fix.

For them as Christians, an abortion wasn't an option, and after three strapping lads, the expected arrival turned out to be a great blessing; but not after considerable consternation.

Most difficult for them were the financial repercussions; putting a daughter through university at seventy plus, was not easy.

How I was to discover to my astonishment how the great commandment on tithing, did indeed open the windows of heaven. The Bishop and I enjoyed a honey crop the likes of which I've never seen.

The whole chapter is available for a fun free read at Bats in my Belfry; see lower down.

Writing about these tales has been hard work; each of my three books of chiropractic yarns from the coalface took five years from inspiration to the tome in hand.

In fact the last, Stones in my Clog is only available on Amazon as an ebook; that's the way of the future, despite our protestations.

Ebooks, in theory at least should be a good deal cheaper, though they aren't always; you can download them immediately and usually you can read a synopsis on line before purchasing.

It's taken me a while to get used to my Kindle, but I love it now. Certainly Bernard Preston's unexplained fertility book is a snip at less than three dollars.


Unexplained infertility is a chapter from Bats in my Belfry by Dr Bernard Preston who has practised chiropractic for 36 years.

It's just one of many tales taken from the chiropractic coalface.

Self-confessed batty chiropractor Bernard Preston writes delightful stories described as "Gems, both funny and healthful, from the life and work of a Chiropractor." You will find several stories about the sacro-iliac patient. For more information about Bats in my Belfry ...

Available in the Americas and South Africa as a paperback, and worldwide for a fraction of the price ($2.99) instantly from Amazon as an ebook.

Bats in my Belfry cover

Menopause symptoms

Pretty please, whatever you do, do not except in the MOST EXCEPTIONAL OF CIRCUMSTANCES take HRT for your menopause symptoms. Just this week I had a patient burst into tears: she went in for a routine annual mammogram, and guess what? Cancer in both boobs, confirmed on biopsy; off they come next week. She has children but it's even more common in those without kids with, or without, unexplained infertility.

Surprise, surprise, despite breast cancer in her family, her doctor blithely assured her there was nothing to worry about. She's been on HRT for three years. The combination of progesterone and oestrogen is particularly lethal. 

Instead make food your medicine. Think Tofu nutrition and a regular honey and cinnamon drink. Raw honey, of course, which means a visit to your local beekeeper. You're unlikely to find it in the supermarket.

Tip from Chiropractic Help: Go to your local chiropractor for a sacroiliac joint examination, before going through the hugely expensive treatment, if all else fails in your attempts to fall pregnant.

Pubic bone pain is another condition that may be associated and certainly must be examined; it can be extremely painful.

How to start Beekeeping

How to start beekeeping is not for everyone; fortunately nor is unexplained infertility; but is this wonderful hobby for you? Bees and honey have been a lifetime passion. This is my 55th year of keeping bees, and I've just raided the hives and harvested over a hundred bottles of beautiful raw honey. That's a lot longer than my other passion, namely gliding.

I'm convinced that the richness of life is dependent on being passionate about something, preferably several things, turning off the television, and getting stuck in. It's said that in ancient Greece, only one question was asked at a person's funeral. Was he passionate?

Right now the flowers are in full bloom and the honey is simply pouring in. Robbing bees, the term I was brought up on, is no longer PC. I can't wait to harvest the honey! Would a rose smell any different if you gave it another name? It's still theft!

The occasional incidence of curing unexplained infertility is just one of the many strange things that happen in life.

Removing honey from the honeycomb.

Healthy living tips

Healthy living tips would include raw honey, but certainly not the highly processed stuff off the supermarket shelf; that would have no benefit in unexplained infertility. They are as different as cake flour and 100% wholemeal.

Surprisingly, comprising mainly of glucose and fructose, raw honey does not have a very high glycemic index as do cakes, white rice and potatoes; the difference is in the pollen and enzymes present, but only in that which is unheated, and lightly filtered.

It's more likely the pollen than the honey per se that has an effect in curing unexplained infertility.

Healthy living tips is one of our most popular and important pages; see the link below.

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Interesting challenges of the day

1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I have left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he is happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti-inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He is doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost pain-free. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he is well pleased; sixty-five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he has taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily stroll has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift; he has a short leg.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. X-rays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65-year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88-year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done. 

10. Mr X is a 71-year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a few months ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It is a non-complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she is doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38-year old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he could not sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71-year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

And so the day goes; chiropractors should not be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that is so much bunkum.

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