Naprotechnology based on the Creighton Model
The main diagnostic tool used in Naprotechnology is the Creighton Model System, developed in 1976 in the USA by professor Thomas W. Hilgers, as an independent elaboration of the Billings ovulation method. Professor Thomas W. Hilgers is also the founder of the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha and the creator of Naprotechnology.
The Creighton Model System is one of the methods of natural family planning, but unlike most of them, it does not focus only on determining woman’s fertility. Through the use of a remarkably accurate, standardised score of biomarkers, established by a woman during her everyday observations, the Creighton Model chart constitutes a boundless repository of knowledge regarding more than just her gynaecological and procreative health. It also allows dietary irregularities to be observed.
The Creighton Model can also be used by couples that are planning to postpone or avert conception. It is a great alternative to invasive contraceptive methods and the one for women who breastfeed or undergo menopause, as well as those interested in understanding the nature of their menstrual cycles.
In our Clinic, the largest group of Creighton Model users are patients with infertility problems. In their case, the Creighton Model has a wide spectrum of uses, such as:
- Observation of anomalies related to gynaecological and procreative health: assessment of thyroid, pituitary and ovary hormone levels, corpus luteum insufficiency, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, polyps, myomas, inflammations in the pelvic area, recurring miscarriage tendencies, as well as allergies, food intolerance and many others.
- Observation of the treatment process: during a few/a dozen or so observation cycles, the woman monitors changes in her menstrual cycles occurring due to the treatment.