A 10 Year Study Suggests That 20 Hours Of Deep Tissue Massage Over Five Days Can Help Women Get Pregnant
One in seven of adult couples struggles with infertility. Most will eventually try anything if it increases their prospect of having a child. As such, this study which examined a manual physiotherapy that equaled or exceeded surgical success treating the most common causes of female infertility is bound to be of interest. Bear in mind that the study was carried out by Clear Passage physiotherapists in Clear Passage clinics so objectivity may be compromised. However the paper has been peer reviewed and so I felt it was worth posting.
This is the Press Release…
In a landmark 10-year study of 1,392 infertile women treated with a hands on physiotherapy to address adhesions (Clear Passage Approach®) met or exceeded standard medical treatments for the most common causes of female infertility. Available in England and the U.S., the therapy opened totally blocked fallopian tubes, a procedure previously thought impossible without surgery – and achieved double the surgical pregnancy rates.
The therapy, which can feel like a deep massage and occurs over five days for a total of 20 hours, focuses on decreasing adhesions – the internal scars that form in the body after surgery or infection. It was developed over 25 years by physiotherapist Belinda Wurn, and her husband Larry, a massage therapist, to help decrease debilitating adhesions that formed in Belinda after pelvic surgery and radiation therapy. “My personal struggle with painful adhesions and our decades of study in this area are turning a very bad experience into something quite positive,” she said.
The multi-site study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (May-June, 2015), also had positive results for women infertile due to hormonal conditions. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of female infertility that interferes with ovulation. Over 53% of infertile women with PCOS became pregnant after receiving therapy – roughly double the success rates of surgery and drugs cited in the study. Comparable to surgery, 43% of women diagnosed infertile with endometriosis became pregnant after the therapy.
Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) also saw improvement, with success rates 50% higher among women who received the therapy before IVF. The largest difference was in women over age 40, where participants had an IVF pregnancy rate up to five times higher than the norm.
Richard King, M.D., a gynecologist-surgeon and Medical Director for the study said, “This landmark study can profoundly change the way physicians treat infertility in women. The treatment appears to reverse adhesive bonding and allow structures to move more freely, as they did earlier in life. When that happens, reproductive function clearly improves dramatically.”
Treatment is available at Clear Passage locations in London and Canterbury, and several cities in the U.S. To read the study, get complete success rates or for more information, visit www.clearpassage.com.
Clear Passage is a network of physiotherapy clinics specializing in the hands-on treatment of adhesions, female infertility and chronic pain, with an additional focus on women’s health conditions such as endometriosis, pelvic and intercourse pain. Peer-reviewed medical journals have recognized Clear Passage for effective care without surgery or drugs, including WebMD’s Medscape General Medicine, Journal of Endometriosis, Healthcare, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Fertility and Sterility (abstracts), and Contemporary Ob/Gyn (article).