We Open Blocked Fallopian Tubes Without Surgery
Clear Passage 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 physio/physical therapy. Studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals found that our therapy improved fertility and returned function to fallopian tubes previously diagnosed “beyond repair.” Our most current published success rate for opening blocked tubes is 69% for tubes that were not surgically repaired before therapy, and over half of the women whose tubes opened became pregnant. In fact, our pregnancy rates were double surgical rates for women with blocked fallopian tubes, per a study available at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, or by clicking here. (Rice et al., 2015a) Complete the online Request Consultation form to schedule a free phone consultation with an expert therapist to learn more.
Pregnancy Rates after Opening Blocked Fallopian tubes with Clear Passage (blue), and Surgery (green)
Fallopian tubes are the delicate passages in a woman’s reproductive system where egg meets sperm. They are literally the place where human life begins. Fallopian tubes can become blocked by adhesions (internal scars) that form when the body heals from an earlier 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.
Clear Passage therapists 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. Our therapy cannot open tubes that were intentionally closed by a surgeon. Women with tubes that were surgically closed and never reopened may benefit from our pre-IVF therapy.
After we open the tubes, natural fertility returns for most of the women we treat. Results of our therapy appear to last for years; many of our patients have 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, so common side-effects are decreased pain and increased sexual function. 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. We are successful opening blocked fallopian tubes in about two-thirds of the women who begin treatment with totally blocked tubes. View our published success rates for women’s health conditions.
Clear Passage is committed to scientific inquiry and verifiable fact. Successive studies examining our success opening blocked fallopian tubes were published in 2004, 2006, and 2008 (Wurn et al.), with a much larger study published in 2015 (Rice et al.). Our studies are designed, conducted and authored by doctors of science, biostatistics and medicine. They 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 (Wurn et al., 2008) and highlighted in gynecologists’ professional journal Contemporary Ob/Gyn (April 2008), our first major blocked tubes study showed that the Wurn Technique achieved a 61% success rate opening totally blocked fallopian tubes. Most of these women went on to conceive naturally and several have had subsequent pregnancies and births, after treatment.
A follow-up study (Rice et al., 2015a) showed the same success rate (61%) in a much larger sampling of 235 women (success in 143/235 women). Tubes opened in 69% (124/180) of women whose tubes had never undergone prior surgical attempts to open the tubes, and 35% (19/55) among women who had previously undergone surgery to open their tubes. We assume the lower rate in the “prior surgery” group was due to the adhesions that formed after surgery. Overall pregnancy rate for all women whose tubes opened was 57% (81/143), which is double the surgical success rate, based on a comparative literature search from of published medical studies.
Successes in these studies included women with:
- two totally blocked fallopian tubes,
- one tube removed and the other blocked (decreasing the chance for success),
- hydrosalpinx (tube blocked and filled with fluid), and
- mid-tube and distal blockage (challenging areas to treat surgically).
These results are considered remarkable in a population that had zero chance of natural pregnancy before therapy.
Performing surgery on structures as tiny and delicate as fallopian tubes can be challenging for physicians. Because adhesions tend to form to help the body heal after surgery, most surgeons feel that surgical tubal repair provides a brief window of time to conceive before new adhesions form and re-block the repaired tubes.
In the largest study of its kind, the journal Human Reproduction reported that only 19% of blocked fallopian tubes remained open six months after a minimally invasive surgery to clear the tubes. (Gleicher et al., 1993) This rapid re-closure does not appear to happen after Wurn Technique therapy, perhaps because it is less invasive than surgery.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
This procedure places sperm directly into the uterus via a catheter. However, this approach is useless if the fallopian tubes are blocked. Due to the blockage, sperm and egg are unable to meet, making pregnancy impossible, and negating the use of IUI for women with blocked tubes.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)Reproductive specialists often suggest alternatives to surgical repair, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), a process that can bypass blocked fallopian tubes. Some physicians suggest removing the tubes before this procedure. They feel this may yield better IVF success rates. Unfortunately, this eliminates the possibility of ever having a natural pregnancy.
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 37% national success rate for IVF, using the birth mother’s own fresh eggs (the most common method). (CDC et al,, 2012)
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By Dr. Richard King, Medical Doctor, Senior Research Advisor, Clear Passage Physical Therapy - Gainesville, Florida Area