Endometriosis – How to Identify and Treat with Acupuncture
Endometriosis is a painful uterus condition where the tissue inside the uterus grows outside. It can spread over most of the reproductive organs. Endometriosis causes the tissues to grow outside the uterus, and still behave as normal endometrial tissue. As a result, every month it gets thickened, breaks down, and bleeds like normal menstruation. The issue here is that the broken down tissues do not have a way to leave the body, causing complications and internal bleeding when the blood accumulates. Read on to know how an acupuncturist in Santa Rosa can be your savior if you suffer from endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a difficult condition to diagnose as it has many symptoms overlapping with other conditions. Noticeable symptoms of this condition are as follows:
- Extremely painful periods
- Constant pain in the pelvic region
- Heavy to extremely heavy menstrual bleeding
- Painful intercourse
- Painful bowel movements and urination
Modern medicine cannot cure the condition, but only manage it. Common treatments for this are hormone therapy, excision, or ablation surgery. It may also be managed by controlling your diet. As every person reacts differently to medications and treatments, what may work for one may not work for another.
Acupuncture For Endometriosis
This condition, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is due to blood stagnation. It considers a dysfunctional liver, spleen and kidney problems as being the root causes. All the energy channels of these organs pass through the pelvic region, and the liver regulates the blood flow and Qi (also known as life force / material energy / energy flow). Any obstruction in this path leads to painful menstruation.
This condition is considered to be an estrogen-related problem, with either excess or an imbalance of estrogen in the body. Lifestyle changes such as managing your diet and regular exercise can also help in improving quality of life; while yoga and certain stretches help with frequent cramps and a feeling of heaviness.
An acupuncturist in Santa Rosa can use acupuncture to free the liver Qi to flow without hindrance. This will help the liver detox the body and get rid of the excess estrogen. This promotes hormonal balance in the body.
The main purpose about the treatment of endometriosis with acupuncture is the relief of pain by getting the blood flowing. An experienced acupuncturist may decide to support the treatment with herbal medications to improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, reduce excess bleeding, and to alleviate pain.
Fret no more, schedule an appointment with Acupuncture Mama – the best acupuncturist in Santa Rosa, and receive world-class treatment for endometriosis. Call us at (707) 303-7200 to schedule an appointment, and discuss your treatment options.