Endometriosis Awareness with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

endometriosis painAcupuncture and herbal medicine naturally and effectively treat many gynecological disorders and often resolve problems in patients when western medicine has been unsuccessful, such as is the case with endometriosis.

Signs & Symptoms:

Pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic region, irregular menses, spotting between periods or before periods, infertility (difficulty conceiving), pain during sexual intercourse, abdominal swelling, pain during bowel movements, bleeding from the rectum during menstruation, lower abdominal pain during menstruation, and there are sometimes no symptoms at all.

  • Mild endometriosis – implants are small, flat patches of endometrial tissue growing outside of their normal location.
  • Moderate endometriosis – includes “chocolate cysts” of endometriosis may be smaller than a pea or larger than a grapefruit, located within the ovary.
  • Severe endometriosis – in some cases, bands of fibrous scar tissues (adhesions) bind the pelvic organs together.

Each activity in the body relies on another activity within the body to function fully, and for the person to feel vital and healthy. The process of Endometriosis relies on so many subtle chemical and hormonal activities in the body, which makes understanding this disease very difficult. Western medicine is particularly good at ‘curing’ problems. It offers drugs and surgery so that disease, illness or physical problems can be repressed, eliminated or removed. But the root source may not have been found. The same problem could crop up again. This is why Endometriosis continues to return after treatment, because the body is not totally healed. The human body is so complex, that trying to ‘cure’ any part of it by introducing foreign substances, literally flies in the face of nature, and denies that the body can ‘cure itself’. Yet this is what it does over and over again, all through our lives.

Acupuncture & Traditional Medicine Diagnostic Patterns

  • Qi Stagnationabdominal diagnosis
  • Damp heat stasis and stagnation
  • Spleen qi deficiency
  • Kidney yang deficiency
  • Blood Deficiency
  • Mixed Heat & Cold; Deficiency & Excess

Study Results:

83 out of a total of 101 patients finished the study. Group 1 showed a significant reduction of pain intensity after the first 10 treatments. In comparison, group 2 showed significant pain relief only after the cross-over.

Dietary Recommendations: Women with endometriosis should be particularly vigilant about increasing their consumption of kelp and wheat germ. Endometriosis has been linked to thyroid dysfunction and kelp is particularly good for thyroid problems. The vitamin E in wheat germ improves the healing of scar tissue caused by internal endometrial bleeding. Women who suspect endometriosis should cut down on their yeast consumption, as yeast overgrowth has been recently implicated in endometriosis. Also, since yeast thrives on sugar, strictly avoid sugar, as well as any artificial sweeteners and dairy, though yogurt can be helpful for this problem. In general, women with endometriosis should stick to a high-fiber, vegetarian based diet. Particularly, the elimination of fats from animal sources such as meat and dairy products is beneficial. Women with endometriosis should also particularly avoid caffeine and salt and should indulge in antioxidants such as sweet potatoes, yams, apricots, cantaloupes, carrots, spinach and broccoli, whole grains and beans for necessary B vitamins, and citrus fruits for bioflavonoids and natural vitamin C.



Acupuncture and Endometriosis Studies:

Feel free to contact the Los Angeles Mobile Acupuncture group about how to add home health care services to your health care for endometriosis or most any other ailment. We are Alternative Medicine Primary Health-care. Contact us at: info@lamobileacu.com or (866)629-8089 to find out how we can help you live a more comfortable life with individualized medicine.

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