Clear Passage Physical Therapy® is a world leader with over two decades of experience treating female infertility without surgery or drugs. Studies published in respected U.S. and international medical journals found that our therapy improved fertility and decreased pelvic pain in most women, including complex cases, older women, unexplained infertility and women who have failed with other methods. Complete the online Request Consultation form to receive a free phone consultation with an expert therapist and learn more about our natural fertility treatment.
Approximately 6,000,000 U.S. women are presently diagnosed with infertility. Forty percent (2.4 million) are infertile due to “mechanical” causes such as blocked fallopian tubes, scarring or adhesions. Another 40 percent have “medical or hormonal” infertility, such as premature ovarian failure. Twenty percent are diagnosed infertile due to “unexplained” causes, often a combination of the other two.
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Studies in medical journals found two types of fertility treatments to be helpful:
- a few specific natural therapies, and
- medical techniques, which may include pharmaceuticals, surgery, or assisted reproductive techniques (ART), such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Both have shown varying levels of success helping infertile couples conceive. Generally neither method invalidates the other; it is often possible to pursue both simultaneously.
There is no substitute for scientific validity. Although supported by anecdotal stories of success (e.g., “it worked for a woman I read about”), many natural approaches have not passed medical review.
Only three “natural” female infertility treatments have been scientifically tested and measured, with results published in peer reviewed medical journals:
Treatments for Natural and IVF Pregnancies
The Wurn Technique®, a unique manual physical therapy treatment developed over 20 years by Clear Passage Physical Therapy® clinicians, was shown to improve both natural and IVF success rates in scientific studies published in 2004 (Wurn et al., 2004), with additional studies published in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Treatment for Natural Pregnancies Only
Group counseling improved natural fertility rates, in a 1992 study authored by Harvard psychologist Alice Domar, Ph.D. (Domar et al., 2000)
Treatment for IVF Pregnancies Only
Acupuncture performed 25 minutes before and after IVF transfer increased IVF success rates in a German study published in 2002. (Paulus et al., 2002)
ART techniques (including IUI, IVF, GIFT, ZIFT and ICSI) are performed by gynecologists, often with additional specialty degrees in reproductive endocrinology. These techniques have been extensively studied, measured and refined. While these fertility treatments carry the risks normally associated with surgery and pharmaceuticals, their validity and methods are regularly published in medical journals. Each year, success rates for participating U.S. fertility clinics are published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Most surgical infertility treatments such as IVF are performed by taking sperm and eggs from the couple wishing to become parents, uniting them in a sterile laboratory and transferring the fertilized egg back into the woman’s uterus or fallopian tube. In some cases, reproductive endocrinologists suggest that patients use sperm or eggs from other people or find a surrogate mother who will carry and bear their child.
Some women face the choice of Clear Passage or surgery. Click here to watch an Internet video of surgery to remove adhesions at the female reproductive tract (graphic).
Whichever route you choose in your journey to conceive, we pledge to do our best to inform you about your choices and help you achieve your goals. We invite you to explore our website further and learn about the natural treatments we provide for various diagnoses of female infertility and related conditions (pain, sexual dysfunction, etc.)
By Dr. Richard King, Medical Doctor, Senior Research Advisor, Clear Passage Physical Therapy - Gainesville, Florida Area