Chinese Medicine offers natural treatment for blocked fallopian tubes
In this article we will explore the common condition of tube occlusion – more commonly known as blocked fallopian tubes. We will learn what this means from a western medical perspective and find out how TCM can help you to of this condition and to naturally enhance your fertility in the process.
Your fallopian tubes are two slender tubes that lie on either side of your uterus. Each month, when ovulation occurs, an egg is released from one of the ovaries. This egg travels from the ovary, through the fallopian tube, and into the uterus. Sperm swim from the cervix, through the uterus and up the fallopian tubes. Fertilisation takes place here when the sperm meets the egg.
Blockages along your fallopian tubes dramatically affect your ability to conceive naturally. If one tube is blocked fertilisation can still take place however if both tubes are fully blocked then it will not be possible for you to become pregnant naturally. Blocked fallopian tubes are a cause of infertility in around – and also increase your risk of having an ectopic pregnancy.
What causes Blocked Fallopian Tubes?
There are a number of reasons why fallopian tubes become blocked including:
- Inflammation of the pelvis or an infection of the uterus and fallopian tubes
- Having had surgery to the abdominal or pelvic area.
- Previous surgery for an ectopic pregnancy
The main western medical approach to blocked fallopian tubes is to remove the obstructions with surgery – usually a keyhole procedure. Many women are interested in unblocking their fallopian tubes naturally and avoiding the side effects surgery where possible. This is where TCM can help. There is a large and growing body of evidence that suggests that it can help to unblock fallopian tubes and also boost fertility.
Chinese Medicine for Blocked Fallopian Tubes
The healthy functioning of the fallopian tubes depends on the free movement of Liver energy – Qi – and the correct movement of Kidney Yang energy. Blockages along the fallopian tube are related to Blood Stagnation caused when these systems malfunction giving rise to:
- Excess Cold or Heat
- Damp-Heat or Cold-Damp
- Liver Qi stagnation which can be exacerbated by emotional stress
Blood Stagnation Due to excess Cold can happen during a period, after delivering a baby or suffering a miscarriage. This Cold has the effect of congealing the Blood and reducing its ability to circulate. This congealed blood starts to clog up the fallopian tubes affecting their function and leading to infertility. Blood Stagnation due to Cold may be experienced by a sensation of cold in the abdomen. Period pain or ovulation pain due to Cold may respond well when heat is applied to the affected area.
If you experience burning sensations in your abdomen, heavy periods or bleeding you may have Blood Stagnation due to Excess Heat. Here the Heat creates inflammation which in turn leads to Blood Stagnation. Acupuncture and herbal treatment for this condition will be focused on drawing out this Excess Heat.
Blood Stagnation due to Excess Damp-Heat is often the result of an infection in the pelvic area. Deficiency of Kidney Yang creates Damp Phlegm in the fallopian tubes. If your Blood Stagnation is due to this your Chinese Medicine treatment for blocked fallopian tubes will focus on rebalancing the Heat and clearing out the Damp which in turn will resolve the Blood stasis.
Acupuncture for blocked fallopian tubes
Acupuncture is an effective treatment to help to relax the fallopian tubes and regulate the flow of Qi through the energy channels – or meridians. This treatment helps to balances Yin and Yang, harmonises the functioning of the organs and helps to promote healthy blood circulation. Your acupuncturist may stimulate specific points on your lower abdomen as well as points on your feet and legs. If you need it they may also use a herb called Moxa which has a warming effect. It also helps to nourish the Blood and to regulate the smooth flow of energy. As your body becomes more in balance you may feel very relaxed and experience greater levels of energy. There is a great deal of evidence that supports the use of acupuncture in the promotion of fertility.
Supplements for Blocked Fallopian Tubes
Traditional Chinese Herbs work by unblocking your energy channels, reducing inflammation and optimising the circulation of your blood. These natural remedies will gently help to sweep away any blockages along your fallopian tubes – boosting your chances of getting pregnant naturally.
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More Herbs for blocked fallopian tubes
Turmeric: Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, the natural active ingredient in turmeric Curcumin has been shown to lessen inflammation
Ginger: Just like turmeric, ginger is a natural anti inflammatory. Studies have shown, gingerol, an active ingredient in ginger is both antioxidant and anti inflammatory.
Dong Quai: Dong Quai is used frequently in Chinese Medicine for its range of amazing benefits. This herb for fallopian tubes is often recommended to boost fertility and has been shown to double the pregnancy rates in female infertility.
Xi Xian Cao (St Paul’s Wort): St Paul’s Wort or Xi Xian Cao is an herb that is effective for the treatment of Blocked Fallopian Tubes. This powerful herb acts as a natural anti inflammatory, eliminates blood clotting and blood toxic heat.
Diet and lifestyle tips for blocked fallopian tubes
- Boost your intake of Vitamin C. This wonder vitamin is an antioxidant that can reduce inflammation by helping your immune system function better. It helps to heal scarring and this can help to improve the condition of your fallopian tubes. It is found in fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Exercise can help to improve fertility and unblock fallopian tubes. A large scale study suggested that exercise can improve fertility levels.
- Cut back on alcohol intake – if you are trying to conceive it is worth reducing or eliminating alcohol from your diet. This can dramatically improve your overall health and boost your fertility.
For more information about how Chinese Medicine can help you with blocked fallopian tubes, book your free consultation with our Chinese Medicine experts today
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our clinics website: GinSen where a specialists will discuss your care and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.