Can Acupuncture Reverse Tubal Ligation

by Lucretia
(Tulsa, OK, USA)

Hi Amelia,
I had a tubal ligation during a c-section but would like to have another baby. However, I don't want to have a reversal tubal ligation. Is this possible with acupuncture?

Thanks,
Lucretia

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Acupuncture and Pregnancy after Tubal
by: Amelia Hirota

Hi Lucretia,
I'm getting a lot of questions about acupuncture and pregnancy after tubal ligation these days. I wonder where this idea of acupuncture opening up surgically closed fallopian tubes is coming from.

If the fallopian tubes are blocked with natural secretions, then acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been shown to be helpful. However, this is generally a lengthy treatment protocol and patients often elect to have surgery to save time.

With tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes have been blocked surgically, often with plastic rings on the outside of the folded tubes. Sometimes they are surgically cut.

I do not know of any acupuncture treatments that will reverse tubal ligation. If you could respond with the source of this information in the comments section, I would appreciate it.

In your case, I really recommend reversing the tubal ligation with surgery, if you want to get pregnant. There is a lot of work being done in this area in Chapel Hill, NC, so you may want to contact a doctor there that specializes in reversing tubal ligation.

Good luck to you Lucretia!
Amelia Hirota, Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist

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