Endometriosis is a disease in which the womb lining occurs outside the uterine cavity. Because the tissue is on the peritoneum or other organs in the lower abdomen, the woman often has severe and painful periods. The chronic inflammation and adhesions of the fallopian tube and ovaries causes reduced fertility.
Endometriosis and Acupuncture
Endometriosis is usually treated with acupuncture together with herbal therapy. The focus of the treatment is mainly on reducing pain, regulating the menstruation cycle and reducing inflammation, and if desired also on improving fertility. The supplement is a herbal powder of the highest quality (imported from Taiwan) designed in reducing the symptoms of endometriosis.
In traditional Chinese medical endometriosis is treated as a disease pattern of local stagnation of energy and stasis of blood. The underlying causes are often a dysfunction of the liver, kidneys and spleen. During the first consultation, an individual treatment plan is made for optimum effect.
Our specialization of abdominal acupuncture is well suited for treating endometriosis, which is supported by scientific research from China. The abdominal acupuncture focuses in these cases on combating the pain, as well as on treating the disease itself. Fertility is naturally improved using abdominal acupuncture.
In China, there is a close working relationship between gynecologists and acupuncturists, often with positive results. When you choose to have acupuncture treatments for endometriosis at our practice, your gynecologist will be kept in the loop and you will still have your appointments at their practice.