Endometriosis and Its Treatment with Oriental Methods
02 Jun 2015
Endometriosis, a gynaecological disease that triggers extreme pain in the abdominal and pelvic regions, is one of the major threats to women's health in Northern Beaches and often goes undetected until the woman has suffered from the symptoms for several years. Sometimes, an endometriosis can be confirmed only with the help of a surgery conducted. There are various other problems which may accompany the disease like excessive menstrual bleeding, fibromyalgia, fatigue, weak immune system, irritable bowel condition and infertility. Women suffering from endometriosis often report of experiencing pain during ovulation, menstruation, urination, sexual activity or bowel movement. Western medicine lacks any cure for this problem and can only treat the pain conditions using pain killers, hormonal drugs and anti-inflammatory drugs.
However, treatment of endometriosis using acupuncture and oriental medicines follows a less risky as well as natural approach to reduce or even cure the conditions. Surgical diagnosis is not required to understand the problem but the symptoms of each individual are very carefully analysed to determine the primary cause or underlying imbalance.
The acupuncture treatment for women suffering from endometriosis includes weekly sessions extending for 6 or 8 weeks, which is reduced to two times a month, especially before ovulation or menstruation. The sessions significantly provides relief from pain, regulates circulation and also corrects the imbalances in the Qi energy flow. Along with the acupuncture treatment, Chinese herbal formulas prepared in accordance with the patient's disease pattern is also administered sometimes. They help in detoxification of the body, provide nourishment to organs, reduce the pain and excessive bleeding, restore hormonal equilibrium, increase fertility, strengthen immunity and improve overall health.
The production of natural anti-inflammatory compounds within the body is also encouraged by the use of oriental herbal medicines and acupuncture. Since, high levels of oestrogen are greatly responsible for endometriosis, reduction of the oestrogen levels naturally is done by regulating proper functioning of the liver, the organ which helps to detoxify excess oestrogen. To maintain a healthy liver, intake of alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and animal protein is to be lessened or avoided. Regular consumption, of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and fibre enriched foods, is highly recommended for endometriosis patients. Endometriosis patients who have undergone conventional treatment can also use oriental treatment methods to slow and prevent the repetition of the disease.