Blocked fallopian tubes are a common cause of infertility in women and one of the first things I did was research how I could possibly unblock mine.
The consultant at the fertility clinic mentioned that before IVF they used to carry out operations to partially or completely remove the offending tube, which would still allow women to have babies considering you only need one to conceive.
However, since the introduction of IVF they don’t offer these operations any more, which made me wonder if there was a way I could unblock it myself.
As much as we hope we are successful in having a baby via IVF it would still be nice to know that we had the option of conceiving naturally too.
The following is something that I tried for a few months but I have no idea if it made any difference. The fact that I haven’t fallen pregnant probably means it didn’t, but all in all it couldn’t have done any harm and I’ve heard of infertile women having great success with it so I would recommend it to anyone having this problem.
Castor Oil Therapy
Castor oil therapy has been used for centuries for helping with healing issues in the body and more specifically the reproductive system. By applying these packs externally, positive benefits have been found.
A Castor Oil Pack is a cloth soaked in castor oil which is placed on the skin to enhance circulation and promote healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. Castor Oil Therapy assists fallopian tubes by helping to soften the tissues and increase circulation to the area.
Castor Oil packs promote healing to the reproductive system by stimulating circulation and triggering the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing metabolic waste, old diseased cells and tissues. This is very important, especially if blocked fallopian tubes may have been caused by ectopic pregnancy, infection from past surgery, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts or PID.
Castor oil is one of the only ways to stimulate the lymphatic system. Within the lymphatic system is a fluid called lymph and this system relies on us to get it to move. The heart runs our circulatory system, but the lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump like the circulatory system has in the heart.
Exercise, dry brushing, some herbs and Castor Oil are some of the only ways to get the lymph to move. Castor Oil Packs heal underlying tissues very well, when used consistently over time. This therapy works great in conjunction with any type of fertility or abdominal massage therapy including Self Fertility Massage.
How to prepare your Castor Oil Pack
- One flannel cloth
- One bottle of Castor oil
- Plastic wrap cut one to two inches larger than the flannel (can be cut from a plastic bag)
- Hot water bottle
- Container with lid
- Old clothes and sheets. Castor oil will stain clothing and bedding.
- Place the flannel in the container. Soak it in castor oil so that it is saturated, but not dripping.
- Place the pack over the affected body part.
- Cover with plastic.
- Place the hot water bottle over the pack. Leave it on for 30-45 minutes. Rest while the pack is in place.
- After removing the pack, cleanse the area with a dilute solution of water and baking soda.
- Store the pack in the covered container in the refrigerator. Each pack may be reused up to 25-30 times.
Other methods that can be used to help blocked fallopian tubes are as follows. More information on these can be found at http://natural-fertility-info.com/blocked-fallopian-tubes
- Fertility Cleansing
- Systemic Enzyme Therapy
- Fertility Massage
- Herbal Therapies
(I’m all for using and promoting natural healing and remedies so any procedure I speak about on this blog will be natural and not clinical in nature)