Endometriosis

Endometriosis is described as the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue outside the endometrium, cells that are found in the uterine lining.  It impacts the quality of life of an individual by causing chronic pain in the pelvic region, painful periods, abnormal uterine bleeding, and infertility.  There are no known causes of endometriosis or cure according to Western Medicine.  The solution is usually surgery, and very often, the tissues grow back.

Luckily, this condition responds well to Chinese medicine with proper treatment.  A recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine cites acupuncture as effective for the treatment of pain related to endometriosis. The publication notes that a randomized, sham-controlled trial of women suffering from endometriosis pain demonstrated that acupuncture was an effective treatment modality.

Treating Endometriosis with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture

  • Alleviates pain by increasing circulation in the pelvic region.
  • Enhances the immune and endocrine systems by stimulating the autonomic nervous system therefore helping to eliminate stray endometrial cells.
  • Relieves stress and corrects disruptions in the flow of the body’s energy and restoring optimal health.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Customized herbal formulas work in conjunction with acupuncture treatments to help reduce pain and control the endometriosis.

Diet and Lifestyle

For endometriosis, a warm foods, dairy free and organic diet is recommended to reduce the amount of exogenous estrogens and inflammatory response which contribute to endometrial growth.  However, depending on the individual, these guidelines may vary.  Our Fertility Acupuncturists will help customize a treatment protocol after a thorough health history intake.

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