Acupuncture for Endometriosis Did you know that endometriosis affects 176 million females worldwide? That is a huge number! In the US, there are over 200,000 cases per year. It affects 1 in 10 productive females.
What is Endometriosis?
It is a gynecological disorder in which the uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus. It can negatively impact these women's lives. There are many symptoms associated with endometriosis. It can cause pain, heavy periods, digestive issues, and infertility. It is said that 30% of women with this disorder have problems with fertility. Currently, there is no known specific cause, however there may be a genetic component. The treatment offered in western medicine is mainly surgery. This can be very daunting for women, which is why I strongly recommend trying Acupuncture first!
How can Acupuncture help?
I am so happy to tell you that acupuncture can help! Acupuncture is great at treating all the symptoms associated with this disorder. The needles help circulate blood flow properly to relieve pain and sensitivity. Along with relieving pain, acupuncture strengthens the digestion, promoting a healthy bowel movement and getting rid of nausea. When menstrual issues are seen, this medicine can balance the hormones properly. This can provide healthy quantity in blood flow and a regular cycle. At last, acupuncture can help boost fertility. Once all of these other symptoms are taken care of, fertility will be healthy.
I will recommend my patients to start with two Acupuncture treatments per week. Once we see a decrease in unwanted symptoms, we move to once per week, then every other week and so on. The longer these negative symptoms stay away, the longer the duration will be between treatments. I may also prescribe an herbal formula for them to take. The herbal formula works to strengthen the treatment.