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On July 2nd, 2016 I stood in disbelief staring at two pink lines one darker than the other. The second line on my pregnancy test was so faint if I turned it a certain way you could have sworn it disappeared. I said to myself this has to be wrong, maybe it was a watermark or a figment of my imagination. I had taken over 5 pregnancy test in my life and I had never seen TWO lines. I obsessed over the test, I carried it around in my purse for two days. I didn’t tell anyone about the results not even my boyfriend. I had only been a couple days late on my period but I had a gut feeling that I could not shake. By this time I had slowed down on my holistic fertility treatment routine as I call it. For almost 8 months I followed it religiously without missing a day. At this point I was considering scheduling the laparoscopic surgery to open my fallopian tube for the upcoming December if I did not become pregnant before then. The last thing I was expecting was to be expecting. Up until this point I had invested time, energy and money into finding a holistic fertility treatment for myself. All of my research, trails and errors had finally paid off. Did I really successfully unblock my fallopian tube without having the surgery that the fertility doctor had suggested for me? YES! It worked.
After I had the HSG test and was suggested to have laparoscopic surgery to unblock the fallopian tube, I was fearful because there was an increased chance of causing further damage or even worse losing the entire fallopian tube. I felt unsure and pondered on whether there were other options out there for me to consider. I preferred something holistic, herbal and non-invasive. I did my fair share of research people. I mean I went to the library and rented fertility books, I used the Internet searching for hours reading tons of articles, blogs and watching vlogs. But ultimately the most valuable gem of knowledge I found came from YouTube…YOU TUBE (Soulja boy voice) lol. Yes I typed in what I was looking for in Google and I found this video of a girl who was going through the same thing as me (not as uncommon as I thought). The video was kind of long about 30 minutes but I watched it until the end. I learned a lot and realized this “holistic home fertility treatment” was going to require some preparation, dedication and faith. I will discuss all of the herbs and vitamins I used from the video I watched.
Serrapeptaste is an enzyme that comes from the intestines of a silkworm. This enzyme helps silkworms to dissolve their cocoons. So in the human body many people use Serrapeptaste to treat different conditions involving scar tissue and inflammation. The enzyme helps your body dissolve the scar tissue and gets rid of it. I ordered mine from Amazon and GNC. I took it as directed once a day for the first two months and then I increased to taking three times a day once I saw my body could handle it with no side effects. I took it for about 7 months straight.
Castor Oil Pack
Castor Oil has a long history of medicinal uses and has been used as a holistic treatment because of its ability to promote healing, reduce inflamation and improve circulation especially lymphatic circulation. I used a flannel cloth soaked in castor oil and placed it on my lower abdomen then I covered it with a plastic wrap. I added heat to the top with a hot water bottle and left on for about 45 minutes. After I was done I stored the castor oil soaked flannel in a covered container so that I could reuse it. I did this about 2 to 3 times a week for 7 months as well.
I created and drank a Chinese tea using the herbs YI MU CAO (MOTHERWORT) and Xi Xian Cao (Siegesbeckia). In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) these herbs have been used for many years to treat infertility. They have been proven to stimulate the uterus, relive period pain and regulate menstrual. I bought the tea loose leaf from a Chinese pharmacy on 40th and Payne in Cleveland also known as the Asian Plaza. The taste of the tea was not favorable. It was extremely bitter and I refused to add anything extra in fear that it would take away from its potency. I would drink it daily and over time it went down a little easier. I drank the tea for a month.
Dong Quai root is commonly used in TCM and is known for its balancing effect on the female hormonal system. I chose to take mine in a pill form and I purchased them from GNC. I used as directed and took two capsules three times a day for 7 months.
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So I did not have any side effects from any of these vitamins or herbs. Please let me know your experience with trying any of these treatments and how did they work for you?