Acupuncture for blocked fallopian tubes
Blocked fallopian tubes is a cause of infertility, which obstructs the sperm reaching and fertilising the egg.
Blocked fallopian tubes can be caused by several reasons:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia
- Past ectopic pregnancy
- Past abdominal surgery
Treatment for blocked fallopian tubes
If the fallopian obstruction is caused by scarring, there is no way to unblock it.
Internal investigations such as a hycosy, hyfosy or a HSG can remove debris obstructing a blocked fallopian tube.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been shown in research to be able to unblock less chronic obstructions.
Sun, B, et al. (2019). Successful pregnancy in a woman with bilateral fallopian tube obstruction and diminished ovarian reserve treated with electroacupuncture: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore); 98(38):e17160. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017160.