Acupuncture and Blocked Tubes

by Lyzette
(London, UK)

Hi Amelia,
I had an HSG scan in May and was told that my tubes are blocked near the ovaries. Three weeks ago i started visiting an acupunturist for acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment.

I was told that it will take 12 weeks to complete my treatment. Amelia, since I started this month, I have had no more period pain and am loosing my belly fat. Do you think this treatment is going to work on my tubes?

Thank you for your response,

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Blocked Tubes, Acupuncture and Chinese herbs
by: Amelia Hirota

Hi Lyzette,
If you're seeing positive results on your cycle and in your body in only a month, it sounds like your body is responding well to acupuncture and Chinese herbs. The fact that you're having no cramps with acupuncture is an excellent indication that your qi is flowing more smoothly.

The loss of belly fat in a month shows that the acupuncture and Chinese herbs are working on the "dampness" in your body. Belly fat and blocked tubes both share the same pathogenic factor: dampness. Therefore, if you're noticing a reduction in belly fat, it may indicate that the dampness in the tubes is also being dissipated.

Along with the acupuncture and Chinese herbs, I hope that your acupuncturist has made dietary and lifestyle recommendations for you. Some general recommendations that I would make include daily cardio exercise for an hour a day, a warm, cooked breakfast daily (oatmeal, eggs, salmon, chicken, soup, etc), no cold drinks or ice and reduced cold or raw foods. This will help cut down on the dampness in your body.

It's impossible to know if 12 weeks of treatment is enough to unblock your tubes with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I would probably go in for another HSG after 12 weeks of treatment to monitor the progress.

Depending on the severity of tubal obstruction, I would predict that it could take anywhere from 3-12 months of treatment to address the issue with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Good luck to you! Please keep us updated on your progress here by writing in the comments section of this post.

Sending Baby Dust Your Way,
Amelia Hirota, Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist

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