Almost 40% of infertility cases account from blocked fallopian tubes. Very often, only one of the fallopian tubes is blocked, with the other functioning normally. However, some women may have bilaterally blocked fallopian tubes too. Since blocked fallopian tubes are usually asymptomatic, they may go undetected until a woman is unable to conceive, and undergoes investigations to determine the reason for infertility.
Most of the cases of blocked fallopian tubes are reversible and can be cured with medications naturally. Get started on one or more of the following natural measures and remedies to unblock your fallopian tubes successfully.
- Getting Rid of Stressors Quit smoking and drinking. Smoking and alcohol are two of the prime causative factors for such diseases and cessation. However, it’s not enough to reduce your consumption — it’s best to quit altogether. Smoking and drinking, apart from the health of your fallopian tubes, is not good for your body, organs, skin, hair, teeth, or nails. Quitting these habits will improve your life quality overall.
- Meditate. Meditation helps in reducing your stress levels which in turn promotes healing and overall good body health. Ideally, it would be most beneficial to begin your day with 10-15 minutes of meditation or mental relaxation techniques with breathing exercises. Even just a few minutes of finding your zen ensures a positive start to the day and makes you more capable to handle the stress throughout the day. Less stress means lesser worsening of the inflammation that’s blocking the tubes.
- Breathe deeply and take up yoga Yoga is known to channelize the energies of your body in a harmonious way and bring about greater healing potential. The 2 asanas that would help promote fertility in women are Setu bandhasana and Viparita Karani, two poses that utilize the gluteal and pelvic muscles. To do this first pose (the “supported bridge pose”), lie on your back with the knees folded and use your muscles to lift your pelvis off the floor. Inhale as you lift the pelvis off the floor and bring it down as you exhale after a pause of 2 seconds. Viparita Karani or the “legs on wall pose” is another asana from the traditional Indian system of Yoga that helps improve blockages of the fallopian tubes. It involves lying on the back in contact with a wall on your side, while raising your leg of that same side straight up against the wall at a 90° angle. After a small pause of 2 seconds, bring it back down slowly.
- Consider fertility massage. Massaging the abdomen, a technique used by natural healers, could help unblock your tubes and improve their general health and functioning. Massage improves the blood circulation in and around the tubes, resulting in break-up of scar tissues and adhesions and decrease in inflammation. You can perform this therapy on your own:
Lie down on an exercise mat with your face upwards and a pillow below your lower back.
Relax and apply almond, olive, or lavender oil on your hands and massage over your pubic bone, as the uterus lies below this bone.
Massage gently lower and lower and pull your abdominal wall towards the navel. Holding this position, count to 10 and release your hands. Repeat this maneuver 10 to 20 times.
Do not do this if you are menstruating or pregnant. Also if possible, visit a massage therapist specializing in abdominal massage for better results.
- Avoid food containing hormones. Try to avoid things like animal meat as they contain hormones which can affect a woman’s hormones like estrogen. Replace them with foods that are high in anti-oxidants to help promote healing.
Foods that are high in anti-oxidants are fresh fruits, vegetables (all kinds), vegetable oils like sunflower oil, safflower oil, coconut oil, mustard seed oil (olive oil being the richest).
Tea, chocolate, soy, coffee, oregano and cinnamon are high on flavonoids (a type of antioxidant).
Carotenoids are plant enzymes that have anti-oxidant activity and can cut down the free-radical build up in the body. Carotenoids can be stocked up by eating eggs, red-yellow fruits and vegetables like carrots, mangoes, bell peppers, papayas, citrus fruits, spinach, zucchini, etc.
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