We Open Blocked Fallopian Tubes Without Surgery
Clear Passage Physical Therapy® is a world leader with over two decades of experience opening and returning full function to blocked fallopian tubes, including hydrosalpinx. We do so using a non-surgical, hands-on physical therapy. Studies published in respected U.S. and international medical journals found that our therapy improved fertility and returned function to fallopian tubes previously diagnosed “beyond repair.” Complete the online Request Consultation form to receive a free phone consultation with an expert therapist and learn more.
Fallopian tubes are the delicate passages within a woman’s reproductive system where sperm meets egg. They are, literally, the place where human life begins. Fallopian tubes can become blocked by adhesions – scars that form when the body heals from surgery, infection, inflammation or trauma.
Like the strands of a nylon rope, adhesions bind structures together so they cannot function normally. Adhesions can cause blockage anywhere within one or both fallopian tubes. Adhesions, scarring and blocked fallopian tubes are primary causes of female infertility.
Therapists at Clear Passage clinics use their hands to deform and detach adhesions in the reproductive tract and throughout the fallopian tubes, using a process called the Wurn Technique®. We have been opening blocked fallopian tubes for more than 20 years, with results backed by studies in respected medical journals. Please note that while our therapy can open tubes that have been closed naturally, it cannot open tubes that were intentionally closed by a surgeon.
After we open the tubes, natural fertility returns for most of the women we treat. Many have had additional natural pregnancies and births without further therapy.
Our work appears to decrease or eliminate scarring and adhesions anywhere in the pelvis and the reproductive tract, including the tubes. By creating a ‘clear passage’ through the fallopian tubes, the egg and sperm can meet and continue their journey to the uterus to create and nurture a child. Studies show that we have been successful in opening blocked fallopian tubes in about two-thirds of the women who begin treatment with totally blocked tubes.
Clear Passage Physical Therapy is committed to fact and scientific inquiry. A recently published ‘blocked tubes study’1 examining our work in this area is the result of nearly two decades of research conducted under the direction and oversight of independent scientists and physicians.
The results show that the Wurn Technique® opened scarred and blocked fallopian tubes and returned fertility to most women with totally blocked fallopian tubes and hydrosalpinx, regardless of the location of the blockage.
Published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (2008)1 and summarized in gynecologists’ professional journal Contemporary Ob/Gyn (April, 2008),2 this study showed that the Wurn Technique® achieved a 61% success rate opening blocked fallopian tubes in women with totally blocked tubes. Most of these women went on to conceive naturally and several have had subsequent pregnancies and births, with no further therapy.
Successes in this published study of opening blocked tubes included women with:
- two totally blocked fallopian tubes,
- one tube removed and the other blocked (decreasing the chance for success),
- a hydrosalpinx (tube blocked and filled with fluid), and
- mid-tube and distal blockage (challenging areas previously requiring surgery to clear).
These results are considered remarkable in a population that had no chance of natural pregnancy before therapy and who present challenging areas to treat surgically.
Performing surgery on structures as tiny and delicate as fallopian tubes can be challenging for physicians. Following surgery, adhesions tend to form to help the body heal. Thus, most surgeons feel that surgery to open blocked fallopian tubes provides a brief window during which to conceive before adhesions form and re-block the tubes.
The journal Human Reproduction3 reported that only 19% of blocked fallopian tubes remained open six months after a minimally invasive surgery to clear the tubes. This rapid re-closure does not appear to happen after Wurn Technique® therapy, perhaps because it is less invasive than surgery.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Reproductive specialists often suggest alternatives to surgery, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), a process that can bypass blocked fallopian tubes. Each IVF cycle is designed to help sperm and egg meet and then implant in the uterus. If the cycle is not successful, it must be repeated. Data from The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show a 29% national success rate for IVF, using the birth mother’s own fresh eggs.4
Artificial insemination places sperm within the uterus. However, this approach is ineffective if the fallopian tubes are blocked. Due to the blockage, sperm and egg are unable to meet, making pregnancy impossible.
1. Wurn BF, Wurn LJ, King CR, Heuer MA, Roscow AS, Hornberger K, Scharf ES. Treating Fallopian Tube Occlusion with a Manual Pelvic Physical Therapy. Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;14(1):18-23. PMID 18251317.
2. Can noninvasive pelvic physical therapy open occluded fallopian tubes? Contemporary Ob/Gyn, Technology, Vol. 53, April 15, 2008, p. 12.
3. Glelcher N, Confino E, Cofrman R, et.al. The multicentre transcervical balloon tuboplasty study: conclusions and comparison to alternative technologies. Human Reproduction. 1993; 8(8): 1264-1271.
4. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). (2012). Retrieved March 26, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/art/ART2009/sect1_fig1-5.htm#figure5
By Dr. Richard King, Medical Doctor, Senior Research Advisor, Clear Passage Physical Therapy - Gainesville, Florida Area