A uterine tube contains three parts. The first segment, closest to the uterus, is called the isthmus. The second segment is the ampulla, which becomes more dilated in diameter and is the most common site for fertilisation. The final segment, located farthest from the uterus, is the infundibulum. The infundibulum gives rise to the fimbriae, fingerlike projections responsible for picking up the egg released by the ovary.
Every month, inside the ovaries, a group of eggs start growing in small, fluid-filled sacs called follicles. Eventually, one of the eggs, through the process of ovulation, erupts from the follicle. This usually happens two weeks before the subsequent period.
After the egg leaves the follicle, the follicle develops into the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum releases a hormone that helps thicken the lining of a woman’s uterus, and prepare it to receive the egg.
After the egg is released, it moves into the fallopian tube and stays there for nearly 24 hours, waiting for a sperm to fertilise it.
If one sperm does make its way into any of the fallopian tubes and burrows into the egg, fertilisation occurs. The egg then does not allow any other sperm to enter. At the instant of fertilisation, the baby's genes and sex are set. If the sperm has a Y chromosome, the baby will be a boy. If it has an X chromosome, the baby will be a girl. If no sperm fertilises the egg, it moves through the uterus and disintegrates.
The egg stays in the fallopian tube for nearly 3-4 days. But, within 24 hours of being fertilised, it starts dividing rapidly into many cells and continues to divide as Egg it moves slowly through the fallopian tube to the uterus. It then attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. This is called implantation.
A Fallopian Tube Cleanse helps cleanse the entire reproductive system, and increases circulation to the reproductive organs. Cleansing helps eliminate toxic compounds that increase chances of inflammation, often responsible for scarring of the fallopian tube. Starting your Fallopian Tube Cleanse should begin with a Fertility Cleanse. It creates a 'clean slate' and helps the body respond and utilise other natural remedies better (for details, see Uterus and Fertility Cleanse on page 162 onwards).
Self fertility massage is a series of massage techniques that support reproductive health, menstrual cycles, and fertility. One of the greatest benefits of the massage is its ability to break adhesions. Adhesions comprise scar tissues. These adhesions cause the fallopian tubes to become blocked, stick together or stick to other parts of the reproductive organs or other internal tissues of the body. Self fertility massage helps break these adhesions gently and increases circulation to detoxify and restore optimal functionality of the reproductive organs, including the fallopian tubes. Massage provides a great non-intrusive cure for women with blocked fallopian tubes. This massage can be performed for 15 minutes every day. Before beginning, make sure your bladder is empty. Avoid the massage, if you suspect that you are pregnant or if you are menstruating. Stop the self massage if you experience pain or feel uncomfortable. Self massage should be performed 3-4 times a day for nearly two weeks to obtain good results:
Self massage helps in cases of pain from endometriosis, twisted fallopian tubes, ovulation pain and other concerns. All the reproductive organs are positively affected by this massage because it increases blood flow to the ovaries supplying the eggs, with oxygen rich blood. Additionally, the massage helps in digestion and eliminates toxins from the body. Even excess hormones, that may cause damage, are flushed out. It is also essential that feces are moved out of the human system regularly to reduce fecal pressure on the reproductive organs.
Self massage benefits the fallopian tube health as follows:
The best time for a fertility massage is after the menstrual phase until the ovulation phase (from day 6 to 14). This is because the egg is produced, developed and released during this time, and the self fertility massage can help direct regular supply of oxygenated blood and even distribution of hormones toward the reproductive area. Women who are not trying to conceive, but only preparing their body, can engage in self fertility massage anytime during the menstrual cycle, except during menstruation.
For women trying to conceive, fertility massage should not be done during the luteal phase to avoid the risk of miscarriage, in case implantation occurs immediately after ovulation.
The ovarian massage helps draw oxygenated blood to your ovaries and release congestion by improving circulation to this area including the fallopian tubes. The process is as follows:
Every month, when ovulation occurs, an egg is released from one of the ovaries. The egg travels from the ovary, through the tubes, into the uterus. The sperms need to swim their way from the cervix, through the uterus and the fallopian tubes, to reach the egg. Fertilisation usually takes place while the egg is traveling through the tube. If one or both fallopian tubes are blocked, the egg cannot reach the uterus, and the sperm cannot reach the egg, preventing fertilisation and pregnancy. It's also possible for the tube to be blocked only partially increasing the risk of a tubal pregnancy, or ectopic pregnancy.
You might have only one fallopian tube if you've had pelvic surgery due to an infection or a tumor, or a past ectopic pregnancy. Occasionally, some women are born with only one tube. However, you may still be able to get pregnant with one functional fallopian tube.
It is a condition, wherein the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is outside the uterus instead of inside.
Hopefully by then, you would already be pregnant with a healthy baby, and will not need any testing!
Severely damaged fallopian tubes need special care. The longer the fallopian tissues have been damaged, the longer it may take to get them to function naturally again. It really depends on the extent of damage, and duration of the issue. Your efforts and subsequent improvement in your system, will help you determine this.
There are no known home remedies 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).
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