Women who take the most common fertility drugs, progesterone and clomiphene, are at a greater risk to develop thyroid cancer than those who don’t, according to a study by the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society.

The 36-year study, which tracked thousands of women, discovered that women who took fertility drugs developed thyroid cancer at an increased rate over those who did not. Compounded with the previously documented risks of multiple births and other complications, many couples have begun seeking natural alternatives to the use of fertility drugs.

“Some new drug-free programs avoid these risks,” said physical therapist Belinda Wurn, who developed a natural fertility treatment with her therapist husband. The treatment, a unique manual therapy, underwent clinical trials, and results have been reported in several medical journals, including Medscape General Medicine Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health.

In the first study, 71 percent of women diagnosed infertile by their doctors an average of five years, became pregnant naturally within one year of receiving the therapy. Most of the women gave birth, and several have had subsequent natural full-term pregnancies. While the total number of participants was small, the results were considered important enough to be published in a major peer-reviewed medical journal.

In another Medscape study, scientists examined the effectiveness of using the therapy before in vitro-fertilization (IVF) in women averaging five years of infertility. Those who had therapy before IVF transfer reported a clinical pregnancy rate of 67 percent. The control group (no therapy) had a 41 percent rate – the national average for clinical pregnancy after embryo transfer according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Most of the pregnancies in the therapy group reported live births.

A study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine showed that therapy opened totally blocked fallopian tubes, a procedure previously thought impossible without surgery. Of the women whose tubes opened (61 percent), most went on to have natural pregnancies and births.

The Wurns, co-authors of Miracle Moms Better Sex Less Pain – The ‘Clear Passage’ Story (www.miraclemoms.net), were initially looking for a cure for pelvic pain when they began seeing unexpected natural pregnancies in women diagnosed infertile. Surprised by their results, they expanded their work to develop a non-pharmaceutical treatment for female infertility. Several of their studies have provided statistically significant results.

After being diagnosed with cervical cancer and undergoing pelvic surgery, Belinda was pronounced cured. A short time later, she began to have a pulling sensation in her pelvis which quickly turned to debilitating pain. As she and her husband searched for an end to her pain, they soon realized that modern medicine was not the answer. Doctors told Belinda that the pain was due to adhesions caused by her surgery, and that the only way to relieve the pain was more surgery which would likely result in more adhesions.

That diagnosis began a 20-year journey of research and testing of a drug-free soft-tissue physical therapy that has been found safe and effective, and is now offered in several clinics in the USA. The treatment they perfected begins with a trained physical therapist locating abnormal tensions in and around the organs, muscles, and support structures of the body. Guided by her experience, precise knowledge of the anatomy and of her patient’s medical history, she applies a specific pressure to adhered areas. This pressure is designed to reduce the adhesions that formed in the body over time, and return the structures to normal mobility, tone, and function.

“Over time, we found that we were helping pain and dysfunctions beyond our original intent and out of the usual scope of physical therapy practice,” said Wurn. “Many of these ‘discoveries’ were uncovered by chance. Patients who came for treatment of chronic pain would often report dramatic improvement in seemingly unrelated areas, such as digestion, elimination, and reproductive or sexual function.”

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