Exploring Chinese Herbal Medicine for Treating Blocked Fallopian Tubes

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Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used as a complementary approach to help unblock fallopian tubes. Blocked fallopian tubes, often caused by untreated sexually transmitted infections (STIs), complications of postpartum sepsis, or abdominal/pelvic surgery. Before I go any further I need to remind you that there are other numerous of medical approach to this issue such as Laparoscopic surgery, which is a common method used to remove blockages or repair damaged parts of the fallopian tubes.

Also one can also opt for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), If the blockage is severe or if surgical treatment is not possible or successful, IVF is often recommended. Tubal Cannulation is a recommended nonsurgical treatment for fallopian tube blockages, especially blockages closest to the uterus.

With this platform I try my best to explore the nature approaches you can try out first. Going under the knife is usually expensive and does not address the root cause of the problem. Below are some of the herbs and treatments that have been suggested:


  • Dong Quai: This plant is frequently used in Chinese herbal medicine and is often recommended for fallopian tube blockages. It’s one of the most commonly used Chinese herbs for treating reproductive issues. Dong Quai is usually best taken between menstruation and ovulation and should be avoided during pregnancy. Experimental studies have shown that Dong Quai can enlarge peripheral blood vessels, reduce vascular resistance, and improve blood circulation. It’s also important to note that the use of Dong Quai for blocked fallopian tubes should be part of a broader treatment plan that may include other natural therapies, lifestyle changes, and possibly surgical interventions.

  • Ginseng: Some natural and Eastern doctors recommend ginseng to increase fertility. While ginseng seems to have a number of potential benefits, there’s no evidence that it can improve female fertility or treat blocked fallopian tubes.

  • Fallopian Maintenance Supplements by GinSen: Fallopian Maintenance by GinSen is a herbal supplement designed to unblock fallopian tubes naturally. It is formulated by women’s health experts and aims to promote blood circulation in and around the fallopian tubes, prevent the formation of scar tissues and adhesions, and reduce inflammation
  • The supplement is developed from the classic Chinese formulas Du Gui Shuo Yao Tang, Wu Ling San, and Gui Zi Fu Ling Tang. It is intended to promote fertility and increase the chances of conceiving naturally or through IVF
  • The ingredients in Fallopian Maintenance include Dang Gui (Dong Quai), Bai Shao (White Peony Root), Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea Fruit), Chuan Xiong (Sichuan Lovage Rhizome), Xian Mao (Curculigo), Rou Gui (Cinnamon Bark), Shu Di (Baked Rehmannia Root), Du Zhong (Eucommia Bark), Ai Ye (Mugwort Leaf), Xiang Fu (Cyperus Rhizome), and He Shou Wu (Fo-ti). The recommended dosage is to take three capsules twice a day, 30 minutes after a meal

  • Xi Xian Cao (St Paul’s Wort): This herb is effective for the treatment of blocked fallopian tubes. To use Xi Xian Cao for blocked fallopian tubes, it can be taken in the form of tablets, tea, soup, or supplements. The recommended dosage for tablets is to take three tablets twice a day, 30 minutes after meals. If you are using it in the form of a tea or soup, it is recommended to take 5 grams dissolved in a cup of warm water, twice a day, 30 minutes after a meal. Xi Xian Cao is often used in combination with other herbs such as Yi Mu Cao (Leonurus Japonicus) for better results. This combination is believed to help unblock fallopian tubes and improve fertility. It’s crucial to consult with a healthcare provider or a practitioner skilled in traditional Chinese medicine before starting any new treatment regimen.

  • Chinese Motherwort (Yi Mu Cao): This herb has been used for years to boost fertility and is recommended for fallopian tube blockages. It is believed to activate blood circulation, dispel blood stasis, and regulate menstruation, which may be beneficial for women’s reproductive health. Yi Mu Cao can be taken as a tea by steeping the herb in hot water. The search results suggest using 3 grams of Yi Mu Cao with additional ingredients like goji berries, jujube, and ginger for a healthful tea

Chinese Medicine for Treating Fallopian Tube Obstruction

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used as an adjuvant therapy for fallopian tube recanalization, which is the process of reopening blocked fallopian tubes. TCM aims to shorten treatment time, prevent reobstruction, and improve pregnancy rates. The therapeutic mechanism behind TCM for this purpose involves promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis, and reducing inflammation, which may promote the repair of the oviduct mucosa and the regeneration of cilia.

The specific Chinese herbal formula mentioned for treating fallopian tube obstruction includes a combination of several herbs:

  • Chinese angelica (Dang Gui): Known for its blood circulation-promoting properties.
  • Red paeony root (Chi Shao): Traditionally used for its cooling and blood invigorating effects.
  • Ligusticum wallichii (Chuan Xiong): Often used to move blood and relieve pain.
  • Root of rehmannia (Shu Di Huang): Commonly used for its nourishing and blood-building qualities.
  • Pollen typhae (Pu Huang): May be used to invigorate blood and resolve stasis.
  • Salvia miltiorrhiza (Dan Shen): Also known as red sage, valued for its roots in TCM for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis.
  • Costustoot (Mu Xiang): Typically used to move qi and alleviate pain.
  • Immature bitter orange (Zhi Shi): Often used to break up qi stagnation.
  • Turtle shell (Bie Jia): Used for its yin nourishing and softening of hardness properties.
  • Tortoise shell (Gui Ban): Similar to turtle shell, it is used for yin nourishment.
  • Scutellaria baicalensis (Huang Qin): Known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
  • Dandelion (Pu Gong Ying): Traditionally used for its detoxifying effects.
  • Honeysuckle (Jin Yin Hua): Used for its cooling and detoxifying properties.
  • Scirpus fluviatilis (San Leng): May be used to break up blood stasis.
  • Curcuma zedoary (E Zhu): Known for moving blood and breaking up blood stasis.
  • Liquorice root (Gan Cao): Commonly used in TCM to harmonize other herbs in a formula.

The preparation method for this Chinese medicine involves pulverizing the herbs and then sieving them to a fine powder, which can be taken in various forms such as capsules or decoctions. The specific method of preparation and administration can vary, but decoctions are a common approach in TCM. To prepare a decoction, the herbs are boiled and then simmered for a period, often 30-45 minutes, to extract their therapeutic properties

It is important to note that while TCM has been used for centuries and may offer benefits for various health conditions, the effectiveness of these herbs specifically for unblocking fallopian tubes is not well-established in scientific literature. Therefore, individuals interested in this form of treatment should consult with a healthcare provider or a practitioner skilled in TCM to ensure safety and proper use of these herbs.


Citations:

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Chinonso Anyaehie
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Chinonso Anyaehie

Natural Fertility Expert & Educator