Endometriosis is associated with abnormal seeding of endometrial tissues in the abdominal cavity, causing pain where they are deposited. Symptoms are accentuated during menstruation. It a common condition affecting one in ten women, and causes infertility in an estimated 30-47% of women.
The symptoms of endometriosis include:
Medical management is directed at symptom-relief. Treatment options include surgery, pain-relieving medications and hormonal treatments which suppress ovulation and menstruation. Prolonged hormonal therapy may result in suppression of pain and in resorption of endometrial tissues, but recurrence often occurs.
Endometriosis from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective
In TCM, endometriosis is caused by blood stagnation in the meridians. This may be caused by Qi stagnation, cold stagnation, kidney deficiency, Qi (vital energy) deficiency or heat obstruction. TCM treats endometriosis by invigorating blood to eliminate stasis and relieve pain. TCM treatment relieves symptoms of endometriosis and restores normal menstrual function and fertility.
Treating endometriosis naturally:
This article is for educational purposes only. The information provided by Jinny is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any conditions. If you are seeking medical advice, please consult a licensed medical practitioner.
Jinny Koh is an experienced acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist and holds a Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She specialises in women's health, fertility and pregnancy and treats a broad range of conditions from stress, digestive problems, and chronic pain to sports injuries and musculoskeletal issues. If you'd like to book a session with Jinny, please contact her on 0405 699 382 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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