Secondary infertility can be a puzzling and emotional journey for many women who have previously conceived easily. If you find yourself in this situation, you might be wondering, “Why am I now having trouble getting pregnant?” In this article, we’ll break down ten key factors that our therapists examine when working with women experiencing secondary […]
How much do you really know about adhesions? Everyone develops this internal scar tissue at some point in their life. We want everyone to know about the effects of adhesions, which include pain and dysfunction, female infertility, and bowel obstruction. Take a look at this simple explanation of adhesions and share it with your friends!
What causes bowel obstruction? Adhesions (internal scars) form in the small intestines (small bowel) and sometimes in the large intestines (colon), preventing the body from processing food. What are the signs of a bowel obstruction? The first indication of a bowel obstruction is often pain, nausea or vomiting accompanied by difficulty or inability to pass […]
Did you know that c-section is the most common surgery among women in the U.S.? According to data from the National Institutes of Health, one in four U.S. women give birth via c-section. While a c-section generally ensures the safety of both mother and baby during delivery with […]
I had adhesions along my fallopian tubes, and one of my tubes was partially blocked. When I found out I was pregnant, we were just thrilled. We did a total of four in vitro fertilizations which all failed. No pregnancies with any of them. So by that time, we were really at our wit’s end […]
What is your name? Belinda Wurn How long have you been a physical therapist (or PTA/LMT)? 36 years How long have you been practicing the Wurn Technique? 22 years How did you first become interested in this work? I was trying to figure out how to get myself out of the chronic pain I was […]
What is your name? Larry Wurn How long have you been a therapist? Since 1989, so 22 years How long have you been practicing the Wurn Technique? My wife Belinda and I began developing it in 1989. We then incorporated Clear Passage in 1995. How did you first become interested in this work? It began […]
As the place where natural conception occurs, the fallopian tubes are truly the place where life begins. Due to their location and size, fallopian tubes can become blocked from pelvic scars or adhesions. Together, these “mechanical causes” account for about 40% of all female infertility. Tubes can block near the uterus (proximal), by the ovary (distal) or in the middle of the tube (mid-tubal). In some cases, the tube swell with a fluid in a condition called hydrosalpinx. While a single blocked tube impairs fertility, blockage of both tubes causes total infertility.
Adhesions form as the bodies first response to a trauma, surgery, infection, or inflammation. These adhesions are made up of strong, fibrous cross links that attach to the nearby tissues and organs of the damaged area. When the abdomen or bowel experiences a trauma, adhesions can begin to form in the bowels, causing bowel obstructions. These adhesions can cause bowel obstruction in three different ways.
Cesarean section delivery (C-section) is the most common surgery among women in the US. Unfortunately, this invasive surgical procedure requires a great deal of healing to occur. Adhesions are one of the bodies automatic responses to traumas such as a fall, a surgery, an infection, or an inflammation.