Endometriosis is a condition affecting around 10% of women globally. It causes pain in the pelvic area and is sometimes accompanied by heavy periods. Women who suffer from endometriosis may find that the symptoms interfere with daily life.
If you regularly experience symptoms of endometriosis that are severe, there are a few options for treatment. Acupuncture for endometriosis is a non-invasive all-natural approach to pain relief. It may offer an alternative to surgery and medication.
What Causes Endometriosis?
The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus. It is a thick, nutrient-rich tissue that provides a place for a fertilized egg to implant and grow into a baby. In the case of endometriosis, the tissue that lines the uterus spreads outside of the uterus into the fallopian tubes and even the abdominal area. It can prevent the uterine lining from being shed completely during your monthly period, which can cause pain and irregular bleeding.
The cause of this condition is not certain. It could be a hormonal imbalance, scar tissue from a c-section, an immune disorder, or some other cause.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that provides a myriad of health benefits from pain relief to correcting infertility issues. The treatment involves the insertion of tiny, thin needles into the outer layer of skin. The needles are placed at strategic points in the body that correspond to other areas of the body. The placement of the acupuncture needles is determined by the condition being treated. Acupuncturists have the expertise to accurately place the needles for optimal health benefits.
How Does Acupuncture Help Endometriosis?
Eastern medicinal philosophy states that acupuncture restores the flow of energy in specific areas of the body where it was previously blocked. The body’s internal energy, known as “qi”, can become blocked for a variety of reasons, but acupuncture opens up these blocked areas.
Western medicine is starting to recognize acupuncture as a legitimate treatment for various health conditions. Western medicinal philosophy states that acupuncture increases blood flow to the areas where the needles are inserted, which promotes healing.
Acupuncture has been known to provide pain relief, which is the predominant symptom of endometriosis. It can also help restore the flow of energy and circulation to the pelvic area, potentially allowing the uterine lining to shed more completely.
Endometriosis and Infertility
Women who suffer from endometriosis may find it more difficult to conceive. The tissue from the endometrium often encroaches into the fallopian tube, which can block eggs from being able to descend into the uterus. This also results in an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, which is a condition where a fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy cannot be carried to full term and presents a serious health risk to the mother.
Acupuncture for endometriosis can increase a woman’s chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy. By stimulating blood flow to the uterus, acupuncture can promote fertility and create a more friendly environment for a fertilized egg to implant properly. Acupuncture can also reduce stress and improve neurotransmitter levels in the brain, both of which have an effect on fertility.
Thumos Health Center Provides Acupuncture for Endometriosis
Is endometriosis causing you pain, inconvenience, and preventing you from experiencing motherhood? Acupuncture may be the answer. This treatment has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine and is becoming widely accepted in Western medicine as a beneficial and effective method for providing relief of endometriosis symptoms.
There is no guarantee that acupuncture will provide relief or allow you to conceive, but many women have found this treatment to be helpful. Thumos Health Center utilizes acupuncture and other Eastern medicinal treatments to provide holistic, natural healing for a variety of health conditions.
Call (323) 372-5150 or contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to providing you with the benefits of acupuncture and holistic medicine.