Natural Therapies for Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Natural Therapies for Blocked Fallopian Tubes

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While there are many causes of infertility, a blockage of the fallopian tubes is often the reason why many women are unable to conceive. The fallopian tubes are the pathways in which the ova travel from the ovaries down into the uterus, and if there is a blockage in these tubes it can prevent this from occurring.

The fallopian tubes can sometimes become blocked or even damaged due to certain conditions that a woman may suffer from. In rare cases, the blockage to the fallopian tubes may have been present since birth as a birth defect, but has gone undetected until the woman reached adulthood and tried to conceive.

Get to Know Your Fallopian Tubes

Upon ovulation, the egg will travel from the ovary to the fallopian tubes where the sperm will meet the egg and fertilization occurs. Once fertilized the zygote (fertilized egg) is pushed through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus where implantation will occur.

The fallopian tubes connect to the uterus at the utero-tubal junction where the fallopian tubes open into the uterine cavity. These very thin tubules are lined with cilia, which are fine hair-like cells. From there they extend out and slightly around toward the ovaries on both sides of female body.

The fallopian tubes are described in sections for medical reference. The infundibulum is the end near the ovary that is associated with the fimbriae. The fimbriae is a fringe of tissue at the distal end (opening side toward the ovary) of the fallopian tubes. The fimbriae are covered in cilia, which look like tiny hairs. Just prior to ovulation sex hormones signal the fimbriae to fill with blood and move to touch the ovary in a gentle sweeping motion. When an oocyte (ova) is released at ovulation, the fimbria and cilia sweep the oocyte into the fallopian tube to be moved toward the uterus to wait for fertilization.

The ampullary is the section of lateral tube (central section moving toward the uterus). The ampullary is the main part of the fallopian tube. From there, moving inward toward the uterus the tube narrows into what is known as the isthmus. The isthmus is the part connected to the uterus at the utero-tubal junction.

Cells of the Fallopian Tubes are Affected by Hormones
There are two types of cells within the fallopian tubes. Ciliated cells are most abundant in the infundibulum and ampullary. Estrogen increases the production of cilia cells in the fallopian tubes. Scattered between the ciliated cells are peg cells which produce tubular fluid. This fluid contains important nutrients for both sperm, oocytes (ova), and zygotes (fertilized ova). The secretions also promote capacitation of the sperm. You may not know it, but the sperm cannot mature for complete fertilization without this important fluid. Progesterone increases the number of peg cells. Estrogen increases the height and secretory activity of the peg cells. In addition, tubal fluid flows against the action of the cilia, near the fimbriated end. Not only is progesterone and estrogen balance vital to the menstrual cycle overall, but it is vital to the health and proper function of the fallopian tubes as well.

Causes of Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Location and Types of Blockages

These are the three main locations for fallopian tube blockages.
1. Proximal 2. Midsegment 3. Distal

There are different types of fallopian tube blockages. Because the fallopian tubes have different parts and are a tube, there may be different parts of the tube blocked. Each section has its own name. Doctors have also come to find out that there are patterns of disease or trauma that may affect certain parts of the fallopian tubes more than others.

Proximal tubal occlusion involves the isthmus. This can occur after infection such as complications from abortion, missed miscarriage, cesarean section or PID. Permanent birth control procedures like Essure block the isthmus.

Midsegment tubal obstruction of the ampullary is most often due to tubal ligation damage. Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure to permanently prevent pregnancy. Some women who have had tubal ligation change their mind later in life and choose to have this procedure reversed. This can be done surgically and has a 75% pregnancy success rate. Tubal ligation removal comes with its own risk for development of more scar tissue on top of scar tissue already present from the initial tubal ligation procedure.

Distal tubal occlusion is the type of blockage that affects the part of the fallopian tube end towards the ovary. This type of blockage is typically associated with hydrosalpinx. Hydrosalpinx is often caused by Chlamydia trachomatis infection, which is a sexually transmitted disease. Untreated Chlamydia is known to cause both pelvic and fallopian tube adhesions.

In less severe cases only the fimbriae may be damaged. They may become stuck together in masses or may be damaged enough to no longer function as they should. As we learned above, the fimbriae have the important role of sweeping the oocyte (ova) into the fallopian tube for fertilization. If they no longer function then the oocyte never makes it to its destination for fertilization.

Common conditions that may cause blocked fallopian tubes are:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Tubal Ligation Removal
  • Complications from lower abdominal surgery such as Cesarean section
  • Genital Tuberculosis (still common in developing countries, especially India)

Endometriosis and Fibroid tumors are both conditions which are becoming present in more women every year. In fact, an astounding 13.6 million women in the United States alone suffer from mild to severe endometriosis.

Pelvic inflammatory disease is another common condition which women suffer from. Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID, is an umbrella term for a number of different problems that create an inflammatory infection in the female reproductive system. PID is almost always the direct result of a sexually transmitted disease, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, and is responsible for about 100,000 cases of female infertility per year.

All of these conditions can cause blockage to the fallopian tubes by having adhesions, scar tissue, tumors or polyps form inside the path of the tube. The fallopian tubes may also become stuck to other parts of the internal body; the bladder, ovaries, uterus, bowels, etc. Damaged fallopian tubes can become twisted or the walls of the tubes themselves may adhere together causing a total blockage.

Partially damaged fallopian tubes may remain open enough for pregnancy to occur, but a partial blockage increases the risk for ectopic pregnancy. The fallopian tubes are very thin to begin with, it does not take much for them to become blocked, preventing the ova from traveling through. Studies have shown that low progesterone levels, smoking and use of fertility medications may alter how the fallopian tubes function, which increases risk for ectopic pregnancy. Any of the conditions above may cause a partial tubal blockage as well, which also increases risk for ectopic pregnancy. To learn full details about causes and additional risk factors for ectopic pregnancy click here…

Diagnosing Blocked Fallopian Tubes

There really are no outward signs that will let you know if you are suffering from blocked fallopian tubes. If you have ever suffered from pelvic inflammatory disease, there is however a very good chance that your tubes are blocked, as doctors estimate that at least three out of four women that have had a sexually transmitted disease do suffer from tubal blockage.

The primary indicator that there is a blockage is an inability to conceive. Fortunately, there are medical tests that detect any abnormalities or blockages. If there is evidence of some type of blockage to the tubes, further investigation is generally performed using a laparoscope which will help the doctor actually see into the fallopian tubes. Here are details on how blocked fallopian tubes are diagnosed…

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
Hysterosalpingogram is an X-ray test, using a contrast dye to view any obstruction in the fallopian tubes. The dye is inserted through a thin tube that is placed up through the vagina, into the uterus. Filling the uterus with this dye will then spill into the fallopian tubes. X-rays are then taken to determine if there is an injury or abnormal shape of the uterus and fallopian tubes, including obstruction in the tubes. This test is the number one test performed to determine if there is a blockage in the fallopian tubes.

This test is similar to hysterosalpingogram because chromotubation includes dye being passed into the uterus and fallopian tubes as well. This test is performed during laparoscopy, so that doctors can see the dye spilling from the fallopian tube. The dye used for this procedure cannot be seen on an X-ray, it is blue in color. This test is considered the most reliable way to determine fallopian tube blockage, but does require surgery.

This is a non-invasive procedure where ultrasound imaging is used to determine if there are any abnormalities of the reproductive organs. This type of test is not always a reliable way to determine fallopian tube blockage since the tubes are so small. This test may help to determine hydrosalpinx or other issues such as uterine fibroids.

Medical Procedures to Open Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Thousands of women are diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes each year and the number one question on their minds…how can I reopen them? There are many options for healing the fallopian tubes and in many cases they can become open once again. It is important to recognize that the fallopian tubes are about the size of a spaghetti noodle in width. Once they are damaged it may be difficult to reverse that damage. They are very delicate. Any sort of trauma can alter their function and damage the tubal tissues. Below are a variety of medical options for reopening the fallopian tubes.

Surgical Options
Tubal surgical procedures can either be done by open abdominal surgery or laparoscopy (small incision).

This procedure is the removal of part of the fallopian tube. This is commonly performed for hydrosalpinx prior to IVF. According to Fertility and Sterility, untreated hydrosalpinx makes IVF half as likely to be successful.

This procedure is performed when the end of the fallopian tube is blocked by hydrosalpinx. The surgeon creates a new opening in the fallopian tube entrance nearest the ovary. The success of this procedure is often temporary and often scar tissue reforms causing another blockage within 3-6 months of the procedure.

This option may be performed on women with damage to the fimbriae. If the fimbriae and its cilia are stuck together by scar tissue, which is preventing the ova from being picked up, a fimbrioplasty may be recommended. This procedure rebuilds the fimbriae. Very few doctors are experts in this type of procedure and medical insurance often does not cover the cost of this procedure. Fimbrioplasty is now recommended in select cases over salpingostomy, which has been shown to be less successful.

The above procedures have about a 20-30% pregnancy success rate.

Selective tubal cannulation
This procedure is performed for proximal tubal occlusion (where the tube meets the uterus). Guided by hysteroscopy or fluoroscopy, doctors insert a catheter through the cervix, uterus and into the fallopian tube. This is a non-surgical procedure that has a 60% pregnancy success rate.

Tubal ligation removal, known as tubal reanastomosis
Reversal of a tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that is done with the assistance of a microscope and is generally performed in a hospital setting or outpatient surgical facility. The surgeon removes the portion of the fallopian tube that was tied or cauterized in the original surgery and reattaches the two ends to make a complete tube. This procedure has a 75% pregnancy success rate.

During surgery doctors may clip away adhesions from the fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus so the reproductive organs can move freely once again.

Risks for Fallopian Tube Surgery and Procedures

  • Regrowth of scar tissue and adhesion. Any kind of surgery runs the risk of these types of formations. The tubes may become blocked again or adhered to the abdominal wall, other parts of the reproductive organs, or other organs in the surrounding location, for example the bladder. Scar tissue may also form on other parts of the abdominal cavity, including the reproductive organs due to the surgical procedure.
  • Opening the abdomen runs the risk of pelvic infection.
  • Ectopic pregnancy.

While surgery is a common treatment for blocked fallopian tubes, there are natural options which can have great results without causing additional scar tissue to form.

Natural Therapies for Fallopian Tube Health

1. Fertility Cleansing

Fertility cleansing helps to cleanse the entire reproductive system and increase circulation to the reproductive organs. Starting your natural fallopian tube therapy should begin with fertility cleansing. The herbs in this cleanse are absorbed into the body and go to work where they are needed. Fertility Cleansing creates a “clean slate” within the body that helps the body to respond and utilize other natural remedies better.

2. Systemic Enzyme Therapy

Systemic Enzyme Therapy is a method for helping the body clear itself of excess tissue, breakdown scar tissues, cleanse the blood, increase circulation to the reproductive organs and reduce immunological response. Enzyme therapy consists of using systemic enzymes (enzymes naturally found in the body) to help the body reduce inflammation, occasional pain, reduce scar tissue build up and more. Traditionally systemic enzymes have been used by athletes to help them recover, elderly wanting to reduce the effects from arthritis, people suffering from autoimmune issues and the list goes on.

Systemic Enzyme Therapy may help to reduce the scar tissue that are blocking your fallopian tubes. Specific systemic enzymes help to eat away and reduce fibrin (the material that makes up scar tissue) over time. This type of therapy is extremely promising for helping the body to reduce excessive scar tissue formation and inflammation.

3. Abdominal or Fertility Massage

Massage is another natural therapy that could help support fallopian tube health. Massage helps to increase circulation and break up adhesions. Massage provides a great non-intrusive option for women with blocked fallopian tubes.

There are four options for massage when it comes to supporting fallopian tube health. You can find a massage therapist who specializes in abdominal massage (or better yet visit Clear Passages for specialized fallopian tube treatment), book a consultation with a Mercier Therapy or Mayan Abdominal Practitioner, or you can learn how to apply Self Fertility Massage™ at home.

Benefits of Massage for Fallopian Tube Health:

  • Helps the body to clear blocked fallopian tubes*
  • Massage helps to break up scar tissue*
  • Increased circulation aids in tissue elimination*
  • Helps to reduce inflammation*
  • Helps the body to loosen tight or twisted tissues*

Self Fertility Massage™
Self Fertility Massage is a series of massage techniques that are used to help support reproductive health, the menstrual cycle, and your fertility all from the comfort of your own home! This type of massage is easy to learn, perform and is cost effective!

One of the greatest benefits of massage is the ability to break up adhesions. Adhesions are comprised of scar tissue. These adhesions are what cause the fallopian tubes to become blocked, stuck together, stuck to other parts of the reproductive organs or other internal tissues of the body. Self Fertility Massage gently helps to break up adhesions and increase circulation to detoxify and restore optimal function to the reproductive organs, including the fallopian tubes. Massage provides a great non-intrusive option for women with blocked fallopian tubes.

Clear Passages Therapy
Clear Passages uses hands-on physical therapy techniques known as the Wurn Technique to unblock fallopian tubes. This technique is done without the use of drugs or surgery. There are many studies proving success of this technique for naturally unblocking the fallopian tubes. They have clinics in 7 locations in the United States and 2 in the UK. Women from all over the world travel to be treated in their clinics.

According to a study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (2008), the Wurn Technique had a 61% success rate in opening blocked fallopian tubes that were totally blocked. The results of this therapy lasts many years in most cases, as compared to surgical procedures which usually regrow scar tissue and cause the fallopian tube/s to become blocked once again in approximately 6 months of the surgical procedure.

Clear Passages has success with their techniques in opening blocked fallopian tubes in women with…

  • Two completely blocked fallopian tubes
  • One blocked fallopian tube, one tube previously removed
  • Hydrosalpinx (fluid filled tube)
  • Distal end blockage (distal tubal occlusion, end near ovary)

Contact them to ask about the cost of an individualized session based on your health history.

Mercier Therapy
Created by Dr. Jennifer Mercier, “Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulative technique in which the reproductive organs are mobilized and blood flow restored. Organ restrictions are relieved and movement replenished amongst the organs and surrounding structures to enhance their natural and most optimal function.”

Mercier Therapy packages are called the Shared Journey Fertility Program which consists of an initial consult that includes a health history review and pelvic organ mobility test. Should the program be the right fit for the client than the cost of all of the sessions, including supplements and one full year of cycle monitoring is $2250.00.

In the words of Dr. Mercier, “I believe that women with past infection or tubal reversal can produce scar tissue or mucous plugs and with deep manipulation we can bring a positive change to the tubes.”

Click here to see if there is a Mercier Therapy practitioner near you…

The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Massage™
Developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, this holistic pelvic care approach uses techniques taught to Dr. Avigo by her mentor Don Elijio Panti, who was a Mayan Shaman in Belize, Central America. Dr. Arvigo spent 10 years learning these ancient massage techniques. Thousands of practitioners around the world are trained and perform Maya Abdominal Massage™ in their clinics.

This type of massage has been found to work to loosen and aid the body in removal of old scar tissue and adhesion formation, which may be causing the reproductive organs to become stuck together, or to other parts of the internal body.

One session, depending on the amount of time spent, may cost anywhere from $70 to $100 per session. Prices may vary depending on the practitioner.

4. Castor Oil Therapy

Castor oil therapy has been used for centuries for helping with healing issues in the body and more specifically the reproductive system. By applying these packs externally, positive benefits have been found. A Castor Oil Pack is a cloth soaked in castor oil which is placed on the skin to enhance circulation and promote healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. Castor oil therapy assists fallopian tubes by helping to soften the tissues and increase circulation to the area.

Castor Oil packs promote healing to the reproductive system by stimulating circulation and triggering the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing metabolic waste, old diseased cells and tissues. This is very important, especially if blocked fallopian tubes may have been caused by ectopic pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease (STD), infection from past surgery, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts or PID.

Castor oil is one of the only ways to stimulate the lymphatic system. Within the lymphatic system is a fluid called lymph and this system relies on us to get it to move. The heart runs our circulatory system, but the lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump like the circulatory system has in the heart. Exercise, dry brushing, some herbs and Castor Oil are some of the only ways to get the lymph to move. Castor Oil Packs heal underlying tissues very well, when used consistently over time. This therapy works great in conjunction with any type of fertility or abdominal massage therapy including Self Fertility Massage.

5. Herbal Therapies

There are many herbs that have been traditionally used to help support fallopian tube health. Herbal medicine categorizes herbs by different types of actions. When working to improve fallopian tube health, there are 4 key actions we like to focus on, they are as follows…

Antibiotic: The antibiotic acting herbs help to clear out any infection that may exist in the reproductive system or fallopian tubes. Supporting immune function with antibiotic herbs may be important if there is a history of PID, STDs, abdominal surgery, or endometriosis.

Anti-inflammatory: Anti-inflammatory herbs help to reduce inflammation, which in turn reduces pain and works to reduce further scar tissue production. If inflammation persists in or around the fallopian tubes, scar tissue may form.

Circulatory: There are herbs that help to increase blood flow through the reproductive organs. Healthy circulation to the reproductive organs is vital to healing the fallopian tubes. This is because fresh healthy blood will bring in vital nutrients, enzymes and oxygen for healing cells. Once the cells have used up what they need and have renewed or have replaced old damaged or unhealthy cells, the metabolic waste (damaged tissues) is removed from the body.

Hormone Balancing: Remember that hormonal balance is essential for proper fallopian tube function. When working to support fallopian tube health, we always want to include some herbs that support hormonal balance.

Herbs for Fallopian Tube Health:

    Goldenseal root (Hydrastis canadensis): This herb is extremely antibiotic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It works to heal any infection in the reproductive system, while also reducing pain and inflammation from foreign tissue growth. Reduction in inflammation may help to prevent scar tissue and adhesion. Goldenseal may help to protect the fallopian tubes from damage due to an infection. Also supports health of mucous membranes.

    Ginger Root (Zingiber officinalis): A wonderful herb used to increase circulation and promote blood flow to the reproductive organs. The increased circulation also helps to reduce inflammation of the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes.

    Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis): One of the best herbs for promoting circulation to the reproductive organs. Dong Quai acts on the circulatory system and lymphatic system reducing tissue congestion. It has both pain reducing and anti-inflammatory properties.

    Hawthorn (Crataegus officinale): Works to reduce abdominal congestion. Hawthorn is extremely high in antioxidants, improves the integrity of blood vessel wall, aids the body in proper oxygen use and improves blood flow.

    Peony Root (Paeonia officinalis): Peony has been found to aid in increasing progesterone levels, lower testosterone and balance estrogen. Overall this herb has excellent hormone balancing support. It also aids in pain reduction and relaxation.

    Wild Yam root (Dioscorea villosa): Helps to promote normal hormone levels and overall balance within the reproductive system.

    Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva ursi): One of the best herbs to reduce fluid retention and congestion. This herb has been shown to be effective for combating vaginitis, due to its antimicrobial activity. Uva Ursi aids the body in removal of excess fluids for proper daily detoxification.

All of these herbs can be found in the herbal product Women’s Best Friend.

To purchase a kit that supports the natural health of the fallopian tubes click here…

Blocked Tubes Q&A

Q: How will I know if my tubes are healed and unblocked or not?

A: Whether you have done natural treatments from home, Clear Passage Therapy or had a surgical procedure, the only way to find out if your tubes are open is to have a hysterosalpingogram or chromotubation test performed. Hopefully you will already be pregnant with a healthy pregnancy by then and will not have to have further testing!

Q: Can natural therapies for blocked fallopian tubes heal twisted fallopian tubes, or tubes that are adhered (stuck) to other organs or tissues in the body? What about blocked fallopian tubes that have been blocked for many years?

A: Fallopian tubes that are severely damaged need special care. In those cases we would suggest you work with a specialist. A specialist will be able to evaluate your unique situation and determine the best possible course of care. Clear Passages is a great option for those who do not want surgery. In some cases, those where the fallopian tubes are severely twisted or stuck to other parts of the body, at-home therapies may not be completely effective and should not be relied on as the sole solution.

The longer the fallopian tissues have been damaged, the longer it may take to work to get them to function naturally again. It really depends on the extent of damage, including length of time. Your doctor should be able to help you determine this.

Q: Is it possible to naturally regrow the fimbriae and cilia once it is damaged by scar tissue?

A: There are no known at home natural therapies that are proven to regrow either the fimbriae or cilia, but it will not hurt to look into options that reduce scar tissue formation, promote circulation and protect cellular health (antioxidants). Fimbrioplasty is a surgical option to help reconstruct damaged fimbriae. Contacting Clear Passages is another option.

Q: Why don’t you suggest using herbal tampons for blocked fallopian tubes?

A: We find that the risk of infection and misuse of herbal tampons is greater than the benefits. Purchasing herbal tampons requires a woman to rely on her own self-care and understanding of use, if the tampons are contaminated or misused in any way, pathogens may be directly inserted into the vaginal canal, increasing the risk for infection.

We also find that many of the herbs used in herbal tampons are just as effective when taken orally. Herbal tampons are also sold at an unbelievable price for what they are, making other natural options more cost effective.


Blocked fallopian tubes are one of the main causes of infertility today. There are many natural options to help your body support normal fallopian tube function such as massage, enzymes and herbs. If you think you may have blocked fallopian tubes consult with your doctor so you can get an HSG test to determine if you have fallopian tube blockages. Once you have the diagnosis and location/severity of the blockages it will be easier to determine which route to take, whether it be a natural therapy or IVF.

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  1. I did a hsg. The findings were:
    there is a filling of the proximal 3rd of the left fallopian tube. There is no opacification of the distal two thirds. There is no peritoneal spillage from the left fallopian tube.
    The right fallopian tube does not opacify in keeping with a cornual occlusion.

    Cornual occlusion of the right fallopian tube. Selective Salpinography and recanalization is advised.

    Stenosis of the left fallopian tube.

    Im 30yrs old and trying to conceive. Could the natural therapy help me?

    • Dear Renee,

      We have seen success with our program (you can read a few stories here…), yet the effectiveness of natural therapies will depend on the location and/or severity of the blockage, in addition to what has led to, or is contributing to the blockage. Consider asking your healthcare provider if he can help you understand these factors as you contemplate the best plan for you.

      Given the small size and a fallopian tube and how delicate these organs are, any sort of trauma can alter their function and damage the tubal tissues. Once they are damaged it may be difficult to reverse that damage. Fallopian tubes that are severely damaged need special care and we would suggest you work with a specialist who will be able to evaluate your unique situation and determine the best possible course of care.

      The good news is that natural therapies can be used alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome. So, it is in my opinion worth considering them.

  2. My wife have been diagnosed to have a bilateral tubal blockage due to PID. We are told the only option for her getting pregnant is through IVF. We are currently undergoing treatment and preparation for the process but in the process has become pregnant even though she has not taken in in the last 8 years. What are the chances that in the process of the treatment her blocked tubes could be unblocked and that she will have a normal pregnancy.

    • Dear Phil,

      Am I reading this right that your wife is pregnant? If so, Congratulations! It appears chances are that treatment can work are rather high. How awesome!

  3. Dear Dr. Elizabeth,
    I’m 40yrs and recently diagnosed with blocked tubes after an HSG test, this was caused by claymedia infection. I have been treated, my ovarian reserve is low due to my age. I would like to try the natural therapy. Please contact me i need help.

  4. Good morning
    I was diagnosed of blocked tubes in 2015 and after flushing, I got pregnant but unfortunately lost it. I have since being trying another pregnancy without success. I proposed to go for an HSG but my doctor wants to place me on Fostimon treatment and upon research on this drug, I’m somehow scared. What should I do?

    • Dear Natalie,

      Talk to your doctor why he is suggesting this treatment, the side effects, what it’s for and about your fears in using it.

      The HSG might be a good idea, but you have to decide if it feels right for you. This is the only true way to know if the fallopian tubes are obstructed again (which can happen after after flushing).

      If you are more interested in natural therapies and supporting healthy fallopian tube function, this guide is our go to.

  5. Hello there. I am 31 years old and have been trying for a baby for four years now. My husband is healthy with a good sperm count. I had two surgeries in the past 3 years to remove stage 4 endometriosis. I also have adenomyosis and bilateral blocked tubes that were twice unblocked but I hear they get reblocked afer about 3-4 months.
    I was referred for IVF but the waiting list is very long.
    What can I do to conceive naturally? We are both very healthy vegetarians. We take vitamins and exercise, as well.

    • Dear Beti,

      Thank you for reaching out to us!

      The tips in this very guide could be considered. Each natural therapy may support the body in managing all that you are dealing with and support a return to balance and health. Consider also the tips in our guide 5 Steps to Reversing Endometriosis Infertility. If you are still unsure of where to begin, or how to proceed, please consider working one on one with our fertility herbalist who can lay out an entire natural fertility program for you based on your specific fertility health needs. This is offered through a Fertility Consultation. Learn more and book a Fertility Consultation here…

  6. I have bilateral blocked Fallopian tubes what are my chances of conceiving after surgery. Am booked for surgery on Monday. Is Surgery the only option for this. Am worried

    • Dear Christine,

      The need for surgery can depend on the severity of the blockage, when it happened and how long it’s been there, or if reversing a tubal ligation. It is not the only way all the time, but the only way sometimes. There are so many things that can impact fallopian tube health.

      With that, learning of and making a plan to support healthy, open fallopian tubes after surgery is a great idea. This very guide will help you learn more.

      My best!

  7. My wife both tubes are blocked please help us how it will be open I am from India City Chandigarh my wife age is now 36 years

    • Dear Joseph,

      I encourage you to learn from this very guide. It may help to talk to her doctor about what cause the blocked fallopian tubes. Should there be an infection that needs to be addressed medically, it would be good to know this and have support from her doctor. The great part about natural therapies is that they often have the ability to compliment other treatments.

  8. I had an ectopic pregnancy and lost my right tube. Then after I was diagnosed with blocked left tube. Underwent IVF which eventually failed.
    Now I have started homeopathic treatment.
    What are my chances of having a natural pregnancy and a healthy child ?

    • Dear Rachita,

      I am sorry for what you have been through!

      I can not know the answer to your question… the success of treatment may depend on what is causing the blockage and how severe it is. Your healthcare provider should be able to help you understand these factors.

      That all said, there is power in belief and trusting the body can heal! I hope you can find hope!

  9. my tube is blocked i need somenthing for cleaning

  10. My sister have blocked fallopian tubes. Can they be cleaned out or fixed in some way? We are trying to conceive since 2-3 years but after checking we found blocked fallopian tubes. Can it be cured any way like surgery / minor operation / or natural way? My wife fears to go surgery. I don`t know what to do. I follow few blogs regularly for solving our problem. Few days back i got one new article message. They suggest this post Joyous Pregnancy. Is it worth to follow. Is it really helps to solve my problem. Plz suggest.

    • Dear Diya,

      I have quickly glanced over the info. you ask about and while I see not harm in following the tips there (mostly dietary and natural therapies), I know there is more to consider. Changing ones diet is key for optimal fertility health, but not alone likely to unblock fallopian tubes.

      Consider the tips we offer in this very guide!

      The effectiveness of natural therapies however will depend on the location and/or severity of the blockage, in addition to what has led to, or is contributing to the blockage. Consider asking your healthcare provider if he can help you understand these factors as you contemplate the best plan for you.

      My best as you begin a program to best suit your needs!

  11. I have had 2 miscarriages 1 recently after IVF TREATMENT. I got a 2nd opinion has that doctor said with a blocked fallopian tube the block up fluid into the uterus causes a miscarriage. I have 1 ovary and 2 tubes. The doctor want to cut and remove the tubes. Any advice?

    • Dear Tasha,

      I am sorry for your loss. What is the fluid in the tubes? Did you doctor explain how this could be addressed/healed? The tips in this guide might be worth considering even in preparing for IVF again.

  12. Hello, I had 2 ectopic pregnancy one in 2015 ( right tube) an the other in December 2016 ( left tube). The doctor said they are not sure what cause it but there are a number of factors. I started taking serrapeptase, woman best friend and also I was drinking some Chinese tea that read about that will help in the reproductive system. I really think these are working because I use to experience some very uncomfortable pain during sexual Intercourse and all pain disappear after about 2 weeks of taking these supplements. I would like to go for a hsg but I’m going to continue with these treatments along with fertility detox and hope for a good result. Do you think there is hope?

  13. Can you take “Women’s best friend” while on birth control and/or while on your period? I want to start taking this before we start trying or should I wait until off birth control?

    • Dear Ellen,

      Women’s Best Friend is not to be used with birth control. It is best to wait to begin using it until birth control has been stopped. Women’s Best Friend can be taken all cycle long and during a period if bleeding is not heavy. It should not be taken on heavy bleeding days.

  14. My wife have blocked fallopian tubes. Can they be cleaned out or fixed in some way?
    We are trying to conceive since 2-3 years but after checking we found blocked fallopian tubes. Can it be cured any way like surgery / minor operation / or natural way? My wife fears to go surgery. I don`t know what to do. I follow few blogs regularly for solving our problem. Few days back i got one new article message. They suggest this post unblock-fallopian-tubes-naturally. Is it worth to follow. Is it really helps to solve my problem. Plz suggest.

    • Dear JaiDeep,

      Thank you for reaching out to us!

      We have seen success with our program (you can read a few stories here: The effectiveness of natural therapies however will depend on the location and/or severity of the blockage, in addition to what has led to, or is contributing to the blockage. Consider asking your healthcare provider if he can help you understand these factors as you contemplate the best plan for you.

      Given the small size and a fallopian tube and how delicate these organs are, any sort of trauma can alter their function and damage the tubal tissues. Once they are damaged it may be difficult to reverse that damage.Fallopian tubes that are severely damaged need special care and we would suggest you work with a specialist who will be able to evaluate your unique situation and determine the best possible course of care.

      The good news is that natural therapies can be used alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome.

      Please take some time to read this article again for tips and natural therapies to learn more about. Sometime surgery is successful and the best first step, but this is best evaluated and discussed with your wife’s doctor. The site you linked do doesn’t seem to differ from ours that much. Eating well, stress management, daily exercise and natural therapies can benefit fertility health in many ways.

      I hope this is helpful.

  15. hi .i got an ectopic and one tube has been removed .the doctors told me that one tube is blocked. and one docter told me that they cut both tube but one say my left tube is blocked. so confusing .help


    • Dear Mary,

      I’m sorry to hear this. Is the tube that remains blocked or has it been cut? The effectiveness of natural therapies alone will depend on the location and/or severity of the blockage, in addition to what has led to, or is contributing to the blockage. Consider asking your healthcare provider if he can help you understand these factors. It will be helpful to know in order to guide you further.

  16. Hello:
    My husband and I have been having issues conceiving and after an HSG procedure I was diagnosed with a blocked fallopian tube. Here’s the thing– I’ve never had any of the STDs often associated with this disorder nor have I experienced any trauma that would cause it. When I was in the military I was exposed to the tuberculosis bacteria (TB). Currently I have what they call Latent TB–meaning its not active but its in my system. Is there any data linking the TB bacteria to infertility in women? If so, is there a way to prove the connection between the TB and the blocked tube?
    Thanks so much!

    • Dear Jameka,

      While we have not published information on this topic, I have read that tuberculosis is known to impact fallopian tube health.

      One report in the New England Journal of Medicine shares in part, “Reactivation of genital tuberculosis occurs in two phases: an initial exudative phase, with ulceration of the fallopian-tube wall, and a secondary adhesive phase, during which large tubercles form thick perisalpingeal adhesions, leading to tubal obstruction.7 As in this patient, the clinical presentation of genital tuberculosis is often subtle, and at least 10% of patients have no apparent manifestations of disease.”

      Consider talking to your doctor about whether he thinks this is the cause and the best way to move forward. The good news is that natural therapies can be used alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome.

      Please take some time to read the article that our founder wrote about naturally supporting fallopian tube health to learn more…

  17. I have newly found that I am attacted by proximal tubal occulation.After 4 times abotion my tubes are blocked both Dr suggest me to lap dye test.So after that could I get concevied again if yes then how it is possible.Plz suggest me then I’ll thankful.

  18. I think that people had to learn about HYDROTUBATION.

  19. Hello! In August I had an ectopic pregnancy. It was not detected, and my right tube was removed. Horrible experience…horrible. So, my questions is regarding the possibility of an egg releasing and traveling to the healthy tube? Is this possible? What are the chances of my right ovary releasing an egg that is carried to my left tube? Also, I used a 10,000 unit HCG trigger shot during our cycle last week, and used clomid on days 5-9 – lowest dose. During the ultrasound we detected 1 follicle on my left side, and 2 on the right… all great sizes. Sorry, tons of info… just wanted to give you enough info to craft a reply.

    Thanks so much!

    • Dear Shilo,

      I’m sorry for what you’ve been through! I have to be honest, I don’t know the chances of an egg releasing from your right ovary traveling within reach of the left fallopian tube fimbrae. I have read one account of this happening, but I’m not certain anyone could share odds/chances in terms of a percentage or number.

      Conception is more likely to happen, as I’m sure you understand, the months that ovulation occurs from the ovary on the left. Ovulation typically happens from one ovary one cycle and the other the next – the event alternates from side to side. So, knowing this, it is may also be helpful to learn the tools available to help you detect ovulation (if you do not already do this and when if your doctor won’t be monitoring you). I share of the tools in my guide A Comprehensive Guide Explaining Ovulation Tracking Tools.

  20. I got married in September 2014. I got conceived 28/2/15 and miscarriage. In latest HSG I came to knew that both of the blocked fallopian tubes blocked (Endometrial synechiae). Doctor advice me to do IVF. The cost is high. Rather than IVF got any other way. Like taking medicine or herbs. Kindly advice.

    • Dear Anita,

      We have seen success with our program that we outline in this guide. (you can read a few stories here: The effectiveness of natural therapies however will depend on the location and/or severity of the blockage, and the Endometrial synchiae. Consider asking your healthcare provider if he can help you understand these factors as you contemplate the best plan for you.

      Fallopian tubes that are severely damaged need special care and we would suggest you work with a specialist who will be able to evaluate your unique situation and determine the best possible course of care. Perhaps the practitioners at Clear Passages or one who performs Mercier Therapy would be helpful if your healthcare provider is not.

      The good news is that natural therapies can be used alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome.

  21. Dear Natural-Fertility,
    My husband and I have tried to get pregnant the last year and a half (1½ year).
    But nothing happend, We have been tested and the doctor told us everythings ok and that it is an unexplained infertility.

    I have a bit stressed Work and so has my husband. We eat very healthy, we take vitamins. My period is tough with many pains. Maybe it has something with infertility to do?
    Could you please advise me?

    Kind Regards

  22. how to do castor oil massage?

  23. Please,how can I get this drug for the treatment of blocked Fallopian tube ,am writing from Nigeria

  24. Hello.
    I got married in December 2015, my wife has been unable to concieve, we did HSG test and the result shows she has Bilateral Tube Blockage. am really confuse if thier is any hope here.

    • Dear Mr.D,

      I am sorry this is so confusing! It will first be most helpful to talk to your wife’s doctor about the cause of the blockage. This is important in the event the issue is best treated medically.

      The good news is that the natural therapies shared in this guide can be used alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome.

  25. In latest HSG I came to know that one of the tube has hydrosalpix however proximal part of the tube is normal.My doctor said since the proximal part of tube is normal it is not necessary to do the surgery to delink the tube and we can give IVF a try in a month or two.Meanwhile I am taking Royal jelly ,chaste berry ,multivitamin and cod liver oil to improve the quality of my egg.I am also considering SFM and castor oil pack but before that I need an advice.I am afriad if SFM will bring the hrdrosalpinx in proximal part of uterus?By god grace proximal part has no hydrosalpinx. I was wondring if doing massage will open the way for hydro?Pls sueggst if I should do SFM and castor oil pack or not.

    • Dear Neha,

      Self Fertility Massage has not been linked to causing a hydrosalpinx blockage, fluid, to relocate within a fallopian tube. Ultimately it is up to you whether you try each.

      We have seen success with our program (you can read a few stories here: The effectiveness of natural therapies however will depend on the location and/or severity of the blockage, in addition to what has led to, or is contributing to the blockage. Consider asking your healthcare provider if he can help you understand these factors as you contemplate the best plan for you.

  26. Hello, Unfortunately I had a Laparoscopy (Jun 29/2016) and the doctor say that I have a Blocked tubes apparently on 1. Proximal so she recommended me to go to the fertility clinic, I am really sad to hear that because is very expensive way to take for us. We really want to have another baby after my first kids who is 12 year old. Can you recommend me some natural products that can help me to clean and unblocked my tubes.. I will really appreciate it. Thanks

    • Dear Karyn,
      We have seen success with our program (you can read a few stories here: The effectiveness of natural therapies however will depend on the location and/or severity of the blockage, in addition to what has led to, or is contributing to the blockage. Consider asking your healthcare provider if he can help you understand these factors as you contemplate the best plan for you.

      The good news is that natural therapies can be used alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome. Please take some time to reread this article for guidance on how to consider moving forward with a natural fertility program, or consider a Fertility Consultation to receive guidance from a fertility herbalist on the best natural therapies for your specific needs.

  27. I have decided to go to the doctor for the second time. The first one said my tube is blocked and said he cant take a step up until my hubby is tested for sperm count. theres hope after all

  28. I just turned 39 and we have been trying for pregnancy for 1.5 years. I found out that I have severe endometriosis and he said that there was some damage to my fallopian tubes. Seven months ago I had a fibroid removed and a lap to kill the endometriosis. I am going in for another lap to see if the endo is back and for a HSG to see if my tubes are open. I am praying and asking Our Lord to heal me, taking serrapeptase and wobenzym along with a fertility cleanse and diet and vitamins. Is there anything more I can do before my surgery just to help my reproductive system? Please pray. Thanks

  29. i had a pain on my lower right weighst for months i then decided to visit gynae and i was diagnosed with blocked tube on my right. the Dr prescribed aspen azithromycin 3x500mg, pain killers (xefo rapid 8mg) and 28days hormones tables. the Gynae reccommeded that i must use the 28days tables for two months. im still feeling the pain very badly. im afraid because i was told that if there wont be any changes on my next visit, then he will have to take me to surgery and remove the right tube. please assist

    • Hi veronica,

      I am sorry to hear you are in pain! Did your doctor rule out other health issues besides a blocked fallopian tube? Your doctor is sure you don’t have an ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy or uterine fibroids? Typically blocked fallopian tubes go undetected with not pain or symptoms, unless it is being twisted by scar tissue or there is a bad infection present.

      I am sorry to hear you are scared. I think talking to your doctor about how you are feeling would be best. Please ask them your questions and voice your concerns.

      If you are interested in natural therapies to improve fallopian tube health, you may consider the Self Fertility Massage and Castor Oil Packs now, while you are still on your prescription medications. Do not take any herbs at the same time you are using the medications. There is some research showing that the systemic enzyme blend Wobenzym N improves pain relief and the effectiveness of antiobiotics when used alongside antibiotic therapy. To read the research on this please go here:

      I hope you feel better.

  30. Please how do I have access to HERBAL TAMPONS here in Nigeria? I urgent need it.

    • Dear Adinuso,

      We actually advise against using herbals tampons which we share in this article. We feel taking herbs in capsule, liquid extract, or tea form can be just as effective if not more in supporting the body achieve health.

  31. I married my wife March 2012 and she conceived naturally that year but lost the baby as still birth, since that time we have being waiting for conception. last year our doctor advice us to go for test and my wife was diagnosed of tube blockage caused by Hydrosalpinx due to Chlamydia infection while i was diagnosed of Low sperm count. she was placed on drugs (anti biotic) and advice to go for laparoscopy to remove one of the affected tube which was done November last year. Dr said we should wait for six month for natural conception before opting for IVF. What we do to improve the chance of natural concept, Am tired of waiting and doing nothing, we don’t even have the money for the IVF now

    • Hi Abey F,

      I am so sorry to hear of your struggles and the loss of your baby! I have some links to articles I think you will find helpful in getting you started…
      Increasing Low Sperm Count and Improving Male Fertility…
      Have your wife learn how to chart her menstrual cycle and track ovulation, so you can be sure when you try to conceive you are trying on the correct days. Click here to learn about fertility charting…

      Please know that while your fertility issues may cause your more challenges along the way, sperm health can usually be increased naturally and many women get pregnant naturally with just one fallopian tube. Also, IVF, though expensive is there as a back up plan should you not get pregnant in the next six months. Do what you can now to work to improve your health and prepare for conception, keep trying. If you would like more personalized guidance, we offer fertility consultations. Learn all about our fertility consultations here…

      Best Wishes!

  32. I was diagnosed with bilateral hydrosalpinx via ultrasound. I am scheduled for a laparoscopic procedure to take a physical look at them and possibly have them removed (for ivf). I would love to conceive naturally but I feel like that isn’t an option. Do you think I have a chance if I go with natural remedies first?

    • Dear Summer,

      Natural therapies can be used alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome. The effectiveness of natural therapies alone however may depend on the location of the fluid and severity of the blockage. It is great that you are working with your healthcare provider to evaluate this.

      All my best!

  33. Hello! I am about to go for a HSG. I had one kid already. 17 months. She was conceived using the lowest dose of Clomid (first try). We’ve done 3 rounds of clomid this time and nothing. So my doctor wants to check my tubes. The only reason is I did have appendicitis 6 months after my daughter was born. It was not ruptured and I did not have any infections afterwards but how concerned should I be that this effected my tubes that were perfectly fine 2 years ago?

    • Dear Aimee,

      I honestly do not have an answer. I am sorry this is a concern for you!

      Theoretically there could be a connection between the cause of appendicitis and fallopian tube health. If it was caused by a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, the infection could have affected different areas of the body, or organs. I am not able to know this, so it is great that you are working to determine what may be contributing to your inability to conceive. I sincerely hope you hear your fallopian tubes are fine!

      All my best!

  34. I have been relentlessly trying to conceive after an ectopic pregnancy in February. I have been unsuccessful for the last 8 months. I am 36 years of age and have 2 children aged 10 and 7. I have been referred to a fertility specialist after waiting 3 months but on the 11th hour my appointment was cancelled because I needed further test which is required for the appointment. My periods are regular and a blood test in day 21 revealed that everything was ok. I am suspecting that as I have had 2 c-sections so could be scar tissue blocking my Fallopian tubes or the ectopic damaged my tube. I am frustrated as I feel I can’t do anything and as I already have children I’m not a priority.

    • Dear Jan,

      I am sorry you are frustrated and struggling!

      The positive part about testing is that it will hopefully shed light on what might be happening for you, whether adhesions, damaged fallopian tubes, or hormonal imbalance are standing in the way or not. I know waiting is so frustrating when desire is so strong.

      The great part about herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies is that they provide systemic support and can be supporting no matter the treatment option chosen. The suggestions made in this article could be considered, as could those make in the article Healing From Ectopic Pregnancy.

      I hope this is helpful as you keep moving forward!

  35. I need solution for my problem. I have been trying to conceive for over 5 months, but have not succeeded. I normally feel all the pregnancy symptoms, but at the end of the day my period arrives. Please, what shall I do? I am so worried and my husband wants to see me pregnant and is eager to hold our child in his hands. Please help me out. Thanks!

    • Dear Angel,

      Thank you for reaching out to us!

      There can be so many factors at play and sometimes there is nothing noticeably wrong preventing pregnancy. I am sorry conception has been a struggle!

      It is difficult for me to answer your question based on just a small piece of the bigger picture of your health. It would be best to book a Fertility Consultation in order to work one on one with our fertility herbalist. This allows the herbalists to lay out an entire natural fertility program for you based on your specific fertility health needs.

      As you contemplate this, some of the easiest changes to implement from home and that have been shown to support healthy fertility are here in our guide to the op 10 Natural Fertility Boosters.

      I wish you the very best!

  36. Hi,
    I recently underwent an HSG to check my tubes and unfortunately I found out that I have Bilateral Blockage. I just want to know what’s the cause of this blockage. My doctor asked me if I had an infection or some sort of STD. As far as I know, I never had Chlamydia. What happened to me was that I had cervicitis which is caused by a bacterial infection. Do you think this infection was the cause of this blockage? Do you think fertility massage can help me? Thank you!

    • Dear Cathy,

      I am sorry you have learned this!

      Cervicitis can result from bacterial infections, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis and genital herpes, or allergic reactions to spermacides or latex (such as in condoms). Each of these can also impact fallopian tube health. It may help to have a more in-depth conversation with your doctor about the severity of the blockage in order to move forward in the best way possible

      Bilateral tubal blockage means that tubes are blocked on both sides. Fertility Massage may be beneficial alongside any type of treatment option you are considering and may help to improve the outcome. Often natural remedies alone may not be all that you need to do to support the normal, healthy function of the fallopian tubes. There are many factors at play including the location of the blockage and what is causing, or has caused the blockage.

      While there are some medical and surgical procedures for reopening the fallopian tubes, it is important to keep in mind that these procedures have the potential to cause additional scar tissue formation, or further damage the fallopian tubes. For those who do not wish to have surgery there is a non-medical option through Clear Passages Physical Therapy, or Mercier Therapy for a Conscious Conception to consider.

      All my best!

  37. I was tested and diagnosed with a blocked tube due to hydrosalpinx some years after I was treated for a PID. Is the Systemic Enzyme treatment or Castor Oil Pack Therapy necessary if I do the cleansing, the Self Fertility massage and take Women´s Best Friend?

    • Dear Paula,

      Systemic Enzyme Therapy and Castor Oil Therapy share a variety of fertility health benefits and are known to be best used in combination with Self Fertility Massage and Women’s Best Friend for this fertility health issue.

  38. How can my tubes be opened?

  39. Hi,
    When I was in my childbearing years (I’m 45), it took 1 yr, then a miscarriage, then another yr to get pg w/ each of my kids. Before I got pg w/ my 2nd son, I saw a fert. expert who was impressed w/ my regular cycles & my spouse’s sperm. I did an HSG, everything looked fine, but I was told that sometimes there can be a blockage that’s so tiny it can’t be seen. I was told to try to get pg that month; If I got pg, there was a blockage issue- the most common reason. I got pg & miscarried @ 9 weeks. 8 mos. later, I got pg with my son and all was right w/ the world. *What could have caused the Tinyblockage? Why did it come bck after HSG? I’ll always wonder what was wrong, even aftr 18 yrs.

    • Hi Lauren,

      Considering that the Fallopian tubes are about the width of a spaghetti noodle, even a bacterial infection (BV) can cause a blockage or fluid build-up in the Fallopian tubes. That being said, regarding your description of what happened, it doesn’t sound to me like your doctor was truly sure if there was a tiny blockage or not. It sounds like he was just trying to come up with an explanation as to why you weren’t getting pregnant each cycle. There are so many factors that come in to play, besides perfect sperm and regular cycles to make conception happen. Sometimes it can simply be a matter of missing the fertile window, or the ph of cervical mucous being off. Another thought here, HSG can irritate the Fallopian tubes and cause a blockage, though it is rare, it can happen. At this point, to be realistic, I just don’t think we can ever truly know what happened there or what was causing your difficulties. Could it have been a tiny block in the Fallopian Tubes? Maybe, maybe not, but to me that sounds like speculation.

      Thanks for contacting us!