Fallopian Tube Factors
The central part of the fallopian tubes, the ampulla, is where conception takes place. In the fallopian tubes, embryo movement is fostered by the cilia and increased progesterone at the time of fertilization. This triggers a response in the fallopian tubes to secrete fluid and facilitate movement of the embryo through the tube and into the uterus. If there is limited mobility or scarring in the fallopian tube, it can prevent the embryo from entering the uterus to implant in the uterus.
Some of the causes for structural blockages can occur from infections that have occurred in the fallopian tubes. Examples of potential causes are PID, fibroids, endometriosis, or pelvic surgery. The fallopian tubes can secrete too much or too little fluid and or the walls of the tubes can become stiff or spasm. These can be additional causative factors related to fallopian tube issues.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs combined can often times help to break up scar tissue and endometriosis in the fallopian tubes. It can also be every effective at regulating the amount of fluid secreted from the tubes, which aids the mobility of the fertilized egg.
Research on acupuncture & TCM & tubal issues
A study at the Shenzhen Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, looked at the application of Chinese herbs on acupuncture points on the abdomen combined with tubal surgery. The first group received this external application with surgery and the comparison group received just the tubal surgery on its own. The study group consisted of 75 women who were divided into the two groups. In the surgery only group: 46% were cured, 23% improved and 30% failed for a combined effectiveness rate of 70%. In the herb and surgery group: 58% cured, 24% improved and 18% failed for a combined effectiveness rate of 82%.
Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist
Shannon attended the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine where she earned a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine and Bachelors in Nutrition. She is nationally board certified acupuncturist through NCCAOM and is a state certified acupuncturist. Shannon is deeply dedicated to helping couples facing fertility challenges to achieve and maintain pregnancy. She has witnessed the profound effect acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can have on regulating the bodies functions from a hormonal, emotional, and physical standpoint. It is with great joy and presence that Shannon works with women and couples through their own unique journey with fertility.
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