Did you know you can treat endometriosis with acupuncture & chinese herbal medicine?
Endometriosis is a painful condition that affects 10% of women but is often referred to as a ‘silent epidemic’, as it is not actually recognised as a genuine illness. It involves the migration and growth of endometrial cells outside of the uterus, which induces a chronic, inflammatory reaction that usually causes strong pain and may increase a woman’s risk of infertility.
Many women remain undiagnosed for years, or are wrongly diagnosed. Conventional medical treatments include pain killers, anti-inflammatories, drugs which mask the symptoms rather than treat the root cause of the disease. Surgery is also carried out, but the nodules can often grow back, or spread to other parts of the pelvis.
Numerous studies have theorised endometriosis as being an auto-immune disorder. Acupuncture can improve your immunity and liver function- which stimulates the nervous system to release hormones.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine work together to treat stress, which is a major cause of the disease, move the stagnant blood and qi which cause the pain and infertility. Within the framework of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatments, added support is given in the form of long term dietary and lifestyle changes to strengthen your body and vitality.
If you – or any other women in your life – think that you/they may be suffering from this debilitating situation, give Clare Donnelley, acupuncturist at Lane Cove Health Space, a call for a complementary chat about it. She has experience treating endometriosis and can definitely help reducing your pain.