The Aviva Method has been described as a ‘hormone-balancing dance’.
In this aspect, it helps women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) by gradually normalising their hormone levels (estrogen, progesterone, LH, FSH, testosterone) and regulating both ovulation and menstruation.
At times, infertility may result from a narrow or obstructed fallopian tube (which prevents the passage of a healthy egg and its fertilisation), or an underdeveloped endometrium may not allow the implantation or development of a fertilised egg.
Certain exercises of the Aviva Method help open up the fallopian tubes naturally and induce ovulation at a desirable time in the cycle. Women become more fertile because of the hormone-balancing effect of the method.
Although the method was originally recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the 1970s as a contraceptive method, today it is widely used to induce ovulation and support conception, with a wonderful success rate.
One reason for this is that having a healthy, regular menstrual cycle is the best way to prepare a woman’s body, and certainly her womb, for pregnancy. In fact, the duration of a pregnancy is calculated from a woman’s last menstrual period (LMP), and not the date of ovulation or conception.
Seeds sown with love in a well-nurtured, clean, and prepared seedling bed in a garden are more likely to grow into healthy plants than those merely thrown on the ground. Similarly, even those who are undergoing infertility treatments find that the Aviva Method works as an effective complementary therapy to help that fragile sprout of life take root in the womb.
AS CONTRACEPTION: When used as a contraceptive method, the Aviva Method is healthier than using pills or resorting to surgeries, which can also have harmful side effects.
With regular practice, an Aviva practitioner’s periods become very regular, and it becomes easier to identify the date of ovulation. This helps a woman control her own fertility and pregnancies, as she can then either abstain or opt for a barrier method during only the fertile days. This way, it also becomes possible to schedule sexual intercourse during the fertile week so as to increase chances of conception, should a pregnancy be desired.