Endometriosis is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. Symptoms of endometriosis can include:
- Painful or heavy periods
- Pain in the lower abdomen, back or pelvis
- Urinary frequency and pain
- Persistent exhaustion and tiredness
- Painful defecation and rectal bleeding
Any of these symptoms are distressing, but in combination can be unbearable. If left untreated, endometriosis can become the cause of female infertility. Western medical treatment is limited to pain management using pain killers, anti-inflammatory drugs, hormonal medication and surgery. As the problem recurs, women suffering with endometriosis can spend a lot of their lives taking various drugs and struggling with their fertility.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views endometrial lesions as static blood – blood that is not flowing as it should, thus causing problems. This is not so different from a western understanding; because the maligned blood is located in an area where normal blood flow is absent or minimal, our bodies have a harder time resolving it. TCM looks at the symptoms and signs that characterise an individual woman’s disease, identifying patterns that give clues as to the underlying imbalance, or root cause, of the disease. Treatment is thus tailored to the individual, but may consist of acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Treatment of Endometriosis
Acupuncture helps to relieve pain, regulate circulation and correct Qi energy imbalances. Chinese herbal formulas will be given to fit specific disease patterns, helping to detoxify the body, nourish organs, decrease pain, balance hormones and regulate the immune system function naturally.
Nutritional therapy is also important for those suffering with endometriosis. Chinese medicine encourages the body to produce natural anti-inflammatory compounds through proper nutrition. As the liver is responsible for detoxifying excess estrogen, foods that support the liver will be recommended, in order to naturally decrease estrogen levels.
TCM provides alternative drug free treatment for those suffering with endometriosis, without side effects. More and more women are experiencing the benefits of these remedies, which can cure or significantly improve endometriosis, as well as increase the likelihood of conception in cases where fertility has been impacted.
Disclaimer & Important Information
We can't guranteed the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are un predictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treeatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. GinSen's acupuncturist will discuss your care before carrying out the treatment, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.