Pursuing acupuncture treatment for endometriosis can be a life-changing decision for many women

Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus (endometrial implant). Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond your pelvic region.
In endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would — it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions — abnormal tissue that binds organs together.
Endometriosis can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during your period. Fertility problems also may develop. Fortunately, effective treatments are available.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is one of the few natural treatment options that can be profoundly helpful for women suffering from endometriosis. This condition, which occurs when the tissue that lines the endometrium is found to be growing outside the uterus, is a painful and sometimes debilitating condition that affects 10 to 20% of Canadian women of childbearing age. The typical symptoms are severe menstrual cramping, irregular menstrual bleeding, lower back pain, pain after intercourse, fatigue, and occasionally difficulty in conception. 

Endometriosis is seen as a sign of blood stagnation in Chinese medicine. This can be due to blood deficiency, kidney deficiency, or excessive internal cold. Each specific pattern tends to respond very well to treatment. There are some cases of endometrial growth, however, that are so pronounced that surgical intervention is necessary. Most mild to moderate cases can be treated with Chinese medicine. 

The typical course of treatment for endometriosis is acupuncture twice a week for 8-10 visits, at which time we will assess for progress and discuss future treatment. The process tends to be condensed if the patient is willing to take Chinese herbs and make some dietary changes. The following herbal formulas have proven to be effective in the treatment of endometriosis: 

1. Shao Fu Zhy Yu Tang: treats blood stagnation and cold in the lower abdominal region

2. Crampbark plus: A formula by Health Concerns that regulates the blood

3. Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan: Perhaps the most popular herbal formula for cysts, fibroid and enodmetriosis

Along with acupuncture and herbs, it’s also important to make the following dietary changes:

4. Avoid refined sugar

5. Minimize refined carbs

6. Minimize coffee

7. Eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables

8. Take flax oil daily

9. Get plenty of essential fats: fish, nuts, seeds, legumes

10. Make sure meat selections are free range/organic

It is also important to exercise 3-4 times a week to maintain the proper circulation of Qi and blood throughout the body. 

Pursuing acupuncture treatment for endometriosis can be a life-changing decision for many women.For twice a week acupuncture treatments, continue treatment for 3 to 6 months. When combined with proper diet and exercise, the root cause of this condition can often be healed. Check one of Jarry's cases.






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