Endometriosis is a condition where Endometrium – the tissue that normally lines the uterus – is found outside the uterus on the surface of other organs of the pelvis. It irritates the nerve endings of these organs and interferes with their functions. Consequently, causing (often severe) pelvic pain, irregular menstrual bleeding, infertility and, sometimes, bowel and bladder symptoms. (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20728977)
Women suffering from endometriosis may have these symptoms:
In the theory of Chinese medicine, Endometriosis involves stagnation of the Qi, blood stasis, stagnation of cold and dampness, deficiency of the kidney yang in conjunction with other pathologies. It is difficult for women to be pregnant due to Endometriosis.
Treating endometriosis using western medical treatments, normally it involves laser laparoscopy surgery, which does initially remove the endometriosis deposits but most likely it will come back in 6 months time.
One of the common symptoms of endometriosis is pain, acupuncture therapy is well known for its ability to relieve pain, including endometriosis pain. (Source:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5488328/)
Endometriosis is experienced by an estimated 3 – 7% of women. However, the true extent of its occurrence remains unknown as the disease can often go undiagnosed for years. Chinese herbal medicine and Endometriosis Acupuncture as adjunct therapy may assist in conventional medical treatments to improve the menstrual cycle. These methods may help in strengthening the kidney yang and moving the blood flow during ovulation. (Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0965229914001915)
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