Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological disorders. Endometriosis is a health condition that occurs in females when the cells from inside the uterus grow in other areas of the body. Some areas that the cells and tissue implant themselves are on the ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, lining of the pelvic area, and other places.
Every month when a woman gets her menstrual cycle, the cells from the inside of the uterus are discharged. In woman with endometriosis, the cells that have attached themselves to other areas of the body do break down and bleed during a woman’s menstrual period, but there is no place for the blood and tissue to go. It subsequently becomes blocked resulting in internal bleeding, inflammation, scar tissue, and abnormal tissue which can adhere organs together.
Endometriosis is a very painful disease for woman. Some common side effects are: painful periods, pain with bowel movements, excessive bleeding, and infertility. Most traditional forms of treatments are medications or surgery. Most of the medications have many unwanted side effects. Over the counter pain medications may be prescribed but are often unsuccessful in treating the pain at maximum strength, and narcotic pain medication may be necessary. Different types of hormones may be prescribed to reduce the pain. The hormones may decrease the estrogen levels which will shrink the endometrial implants. The side effects of some of these hormones are very serious and undesirable. The hormones also do not do away with endometriosis. In some cases surgery is necessary to help women with infertility. The endometrial implants are removed which reduces pain and improves the chances of pregnancy.
Acupuncture treatment for endometriosis is a viable option that we believe you should explore. Chinese medicine has recently put a big emphasis on woman’s health. Acupuncture does not have any side effects that the majority of traditional treatments for endometriosis have. A full medical history will be taken prior to treatment to determine each individual’s specific pattern. This outlines their menstrual history and time and duration of menstrual cycles. Energy stagnation, energy deficiency, blood stagnation, and heat and cold conditions lead to the disease of endometriosis, according to Chinese medicine. Acupuncture points are determined based on the individuals Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis. Acupuncture decreases the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, which relaxes ones physiological state.
The primary acupuncture points used for treating endometriosis are located on the ears, abdomen, wrists, feet, and legs. Many studies have documented the effectiveness of auricular, or ear acupuncture, for treating painful periods. This has had a very positive result. The acupuncture needles are left in for between twenty and thirty minutes, once the patient is comfortably lying on the table. Most patients report it as being a very calm and relaxing exerience. The acupuncture needles (which are very thin, sterile and painless) promote blood circulation to the uterus, regulate the body’s endocrine system, and restore the body back to its natural balance.
If you have been suffering from endometriosis and want to try an all natural and holistic approach to treatment, we truly believe we can help you. Whether or not you are trying to get pregnant, acupuncture treatment for endometriosis is a powerful way to combat and rid your symptoms. In addition to acupuncture, our treatment protocols utilize Chinese herbs, food therapy and nutritional supplements researched to effectively work at treating endometriosis. Please call us today to schedule your free consultation at 954-586-2273. Our center is in Margate Florida within minutes of Coral Springs and Coconut Creek.