Posts made in November 2015

Chinese Alternative Medicine for Blocked Fallopian Tubes PT. 2

shutterstock_107209154How Herbs Help with Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Many Chinese herbal remedies are seen as little more than myth or old wives’ tales, but many have been show to work and they can help with fallopian tube blockage by reducing inflammation and irritation and flushing the tubes clean. The active substances and compounds in these herbs help reduce scar tissue, can dissolve mucus and fluid buildup, and can help maintain a healthy environment within the reproductive tract.

Herbal remedies are easy and non-invasive; they can be administered by drinking a tea or tonic, swallowing herbal supplements, or with a specially designed medicated tampon. The healing antioxidants, nutrients, and elements of the herbs are then absorbed by the body and carried to the fallopian tubes. Many of the traditional Chinese herbs have been used for generations to treat infertility issues and have been shown to be effective in:

  1. Reducing infections and working like natural antibiotics
  2. Reducing inflammations, pain, and swelling in the reproductive tract
  3. Improving oxygen and blood circulation so the fallopian tubes remain healthy
  4. Hormone balancing to help regulate the natural cycles of the reproductive system

Consider Homeopathy Options

This holistic science, embraced by ancient Chinese cultures, focuses on finding cures and applying them effectively with little to no side effects. Many remedies exist to help with the treatment of blocked tubes and other issues that result in infertility. Some of the remedies commonly used include:

  • Jamaican Dogwood Bark
  • Wild Yam Root
  • Natrum
  • Goldenseal Root
  • Bladder wrack
  • Red Raspberry Leaf
  • Cramp Bark
  • Thyroidinum
  • Ginger Root
  • Hawthorn Leaf
  • Frt, Arame
  • Dong Quai Root
  • Sarsaparilla Root
  • Pulsatilla

You do not have to deal with infertility issues any longer. Call the office of Dr. Bryan today about using some of these Chinese herbal medicines to help unblock your fallopian tubes without surgery or painful side effects!

Chinese Alternative Medicine for Blocked Fallopian Tubes PT. 1

shutterstock_281157407Of all the components of the female body, the fallopian tubes are one of the most important when it comes to fertility and pregnancy. Theses thin, slightly curved tubes are what connects the ovaries and uterus and it is also the organ that transports the egg to the womb when it has been fertilized. When something goes wrong with this delivery path, infertility is often the result.

Infertility is a distressing condition for many couples, and an estimated one third of all reported infertility cases are attributed to fallopian tube blockage. When there is a blockage of the tube, it prevents fertilization of the egg or pregnancy. One or both fallopian tubes may be blocked and the common obstructions are mucus plugs, outside debris, swelling due to infection, fluid buildup, or scar tissue.

Surgery can help remove some blockage but carries a great deal of risks for the woman. A safer and non-evasive option is to turn to the herbs that have been used in traditional Chinese alternative medicine for centuries as many of them can remove the fallopian tube blockage or greatly reduce its interference with fertility and pregnancy. There are other methods that alternative medicine can help with fallopian tubes, read our next blog post to learn more!

Holistic Alternatives and Acupuncture Pain Relief PT.2

acupuncture-656578_1920Rather than using medicine-based, disease-oriented diagnostics, acupuncture looks to promote the natural healing of the human body through applying electrical or heat stimulation. By stimulating areas which are linked to the primary source of the pain, not only will the pain be relieved, but the energy flow can be restored, bringing relaxed well-being to the patient.

How Often Does One Need Acupuncture?

Since acupuncture is a functional holistic medicine, one will need to seek treatment based on their condition. How fast the treatment works will be dependent on the individual; it could take a week, or a few weeks to start working. Rather than having treatment done and waiting for the duration to wear down, acupuncture should be done multiple times a week to ensure a response of the body.

Once the treatment begins to work, one should stop treatments until the body needs to be restored again. Once the pattern is discerned for how often your body needs to be restored, the acupuncturist will see you about once a month, elongating the treatments so that your body needs to be treated on a less frequent basis.

Holistic Alternatives and Acupuncture Pain Relief PT.1

teapot-196238_1920Although some holistic methods are considered New Age, in reality they date back thousands of years to older traditions that used them as ways to relieve the human body of pain. One of these methods is medical acupuncture, which derives itself from traditional Chinese medicine.  Acupuncture looks to restore patterns of energy which flow through the body. When these patterns of energy are disrupted, it is believed that illness and disease are permitted to enter the body through the imbalance.

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?

From chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome, to musculoskeletal conditions like myofascial or nerve pain, acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions. If you suffer from headaches or migraines, cancer, face disorders, or even substance abuse, acupuncture can bring relief to the pain that is associated with these types of conditions.

The idea behind acupuncture and holistic medicine is to not only heal the body of any physical pain, but to also heal the mind and the spirit of the person as well. When one can focus on healing themselves, the natural medicine of acupuncture can restore the functions of the body. It is widely practised around the world, and can be used to even treat more minor conditions such as anxiety, menstrual cramps, pelvic pain, tennis elbow, and even post-operative nausea.