A sea-of-change has occurred within the world of mainstream reproductive medicine. Over time, this change — driven by a new method — has offered a new method for addressing fertility problems in both women and men. This method, itself grounded in science, offers more choice where little choice previously existed. Rather than be forced to rely on in vitro fertilization (IVF) as the sole method of treating infertility, NaPro TECHNOLOGY™ provides patients with another way.
The state of women’s reproductive health in America has undergone a massive shift in the past 5 to 10 years. Medical and scientific advances have created a confusing landscape of embryonic research, development and commercialization. But has something been lost in translation? Though some say yes, there is a solution. With the advent and advancement of NaPro TECHNOLOGY™, fertility research has reclaimed the wisdom of the past. But what is NaPro TECHNOLOGY™ and where did it come from? Join us for this origin story.
Examining the roots of NaPro TECHNOLOGY™
Issued at a Vatican press conference on July 29, 1968, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae vitae, was a groundbreaking treatise on the topics of birth regulation, love, parenthood, and artificial conception. Of course, the Catholic church’s teachings regarding conception are no great secret, but in weighing on the topic of artificial conception, Pope Paul VI opened a new front in the discussion surrounding not just women’s reproduction, but the future evolution of our species.
Fast-forward to the early-90s and the legacy of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical was reborn in the form of natural procreative technology, or simply NaPro TECHNOLOGY™. Although this method of treating infertility was born from the teachings of Pope Paul VI, it is distinctly science-based.
Put simply, this technology has nothing directly to do with religion. Developed by Dr. W. Hilgers, MD, OB/GYN and others, the NaPro method utilizes specific bio-markers to chart a potential pregnancy. Even better, this method is extremely successful at diagnosing many reproductive conditions, whether related to infertility or not.
It’s about medical symbiosis
If there is one thing that is important to point out about NaPro TECHNOLOGY™, it is that it does not attempt to eschew traditional Western medicinal practices. Here at Couri & Smyth Health for Life Medical Center, Dr. Couri and Dr. Smyth are both experienced, credentialed MDs that worked in traditional practices for most of their careers before teaming up to open the center.
Thanks to advances in NaPro tech, practitioners like Dr. Couri and Dr. Smyth to combine the best of both worlds when treating patients. By utilizing functional medicine techniques, our clinic provides an array of treatment options that run the gamut of specialties, whether traditional gynecological, NaPro TECHNOLOGY™, or otherwise.
The future is natural
Over the last quarter-century, the Napro method of treatment has proven itself as a highly effective way to combat infertility and other reproductive challenges. There is an ever-increasing awareness that the human body is a complex, but tightly interwoven system. People everywhere are starting to realize that there are different ways to approach the same problem. Ultimately, it’s about whatever works for the individual or couple who are trying to conceive.
Here at Couri & Smyth Health for Life Medical Center, we specialize in helping people conceive. Our methods are based on finding a health equilibrium without the use of invasive surgeries or medications. If you are dealing with infertility but just aren’t sure if you want to undergo IVF, perhaps it is time to examine a new way of thinking about treating the condition. For more information on NaPro TECHNOLOGY™ in Wisconsin, call (715) 298-5991 or visit our website to learn more about how what we do can help you.