Mercier Therapy

Original Editor Sam A. Ayeni Top ContributorsSam A. Ayeni, Candace Goh and Kim Jackson

Mercier Therapy was created by Dr. Jennifer Mercier. It is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulative technique in which the reproductive organs are mobilized and blood flow restored. Organ restrictions are relieved and movement replenished amongst the organs and surrounding structures to enhance their natural and most optimal function. Mercier therapy is created to optimize health and wellbeing within the female pelvis by addressing scar tissue and decreased mobility of the reproductive structures.[1] This gentle and non invasive technique is beneficial for women of all ages facing fertility challenges, pelvic pain, gynecological surgery recovery, or having gone through traumatic birth experiences.[2]

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Conditions That Can Be Treated With Mercier Therapy

  • Pelvic Pain
  • Anovulation
  • Amenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Post Surgery Scaring
  • Sexual Abuse Trauma
  • Fertility Challenges[1]

Who Can Use Mercier Therapy?

  1. Midwives
  2. Massage Therapists
  3. Chiropractors
  4. Physical Therapists
  5. Nurse practitioners
  6. Physicians[1]

How It Works

The Mercier Therapy protocol includes 6, one hour sessions completed within a 1-6 week period in which the abdomen is worked upon to accomplish the goal of releasing organ restriction. Mercier Therapy can be used as a stand alone regimen or in preparation for a medically assisted cycle such as IUI or IVF.[4]

Training Needed To Use Mercier Therapy

This is by offered through a three day women's health advanced professional training certification program by the Mercier Therapy Professional training based in St. Charles, Illinois, USA.

Evidence based

Though there are dearth of scientific-based articles supporting it as a physiotherapy therapeutic intervention presently, a evidence-based research study concluded in September 2012 proved an 83% pregnancy success rate. The abstract entitled: Mercier Therapy Helps Infertile Women Achieve Pregnancy was published in the Spring 2013 edition of the Midwifery Today journal.[5].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Natural fertility Info. Available from:https://natural-fertility-info.com/holistic-fertility-treatment-mercier-therapy.html (accessed 18 February 2019)
  2. Golden Folk Wellness. Available from:http://goldenfolkla.com/mercier-therapy/ (accessed 18 February 2019).
  3. OakworksInc. Jennifer Mercier of Mercier Therapy Demonstrates Pelvic Work. Available from:https//www.youtube.com/watch?v= 8PN-b0S-ees [last accessed 2/2/2019]
  4. Healing Grounds Harrison Therapeutics. Available from:https://www.harrisontherapeutics.com/mercier-therapy/ (accessed 18 February 2019)
  5. Mercier J., Miller K., Mercier Therapy helps infertile women achieve pregnancy. Spring 2013. Issue 105:40, 68