How effective is Acupuncture in helping women with endometriosis to conceive naturally?

What is Endometriosis and the symptoms?


Women who experiencing difficulty in conceiving could have endometriosis symptoms. Around three quarters of them would have painful menstruation or pelvic pain.  The severity of the symptoms is usually related to the misplaced tissue and not how much of the misplaced tissue there is.

The connection of fertility and Endometriosis is quite significant for women over the age of 25 who are trying to conceive.  The reason being is that endometrial cells release chemicals that affect the embryo’s early stage development, as well as interfere with the ability to conceive.

The benefits of acupuncture for women who suffer from Endometrosis  are as follows:

1. Acupuncture can increase blood flow in the pelvic area

Endometriosis caused by misplaced tissue, where the blood is flowing outside the uterus, thus causing pain and infertility. By increasing blood flow in the pelvic area, it nourishes this area with more nutrients, hormones and oxygen needed for women to conceive.

2. Decreasing stress level and improve body immune system

Acupuncture can improve both health and its immune system by stimulating different areas of the body.  It also can balance the hormone in the body, which plays an important role in eliminating endometriosis symptoms. Hence, it will improve the chance of conceiving.

We believe that women can overcome endometriosis by having regular acupuncture, as well as consuming Chinese herbal medicine. It facilitates the free flow of energy through the body, alleviating the pain and discomfort associated with Endometriosis  (source:Raffless medical group)

Successful Story

There are success stories that you can find out there about how acupuncture can help you get healed. Here is one of the inspiring stories from Carolina, Venezuela who has gone through the pain of having Endometriosis for years and finally she could get pregnant by doing acupuncture.

“My thoughts gradually got more and more positive by the day, and with my expert acupuncture treatment guess what? I don’t remember OR better yet, I forbid myself to remember what that pain was like. Guess what the gyno said after 10 sessions of acupuncture? Your endometriomas are gone! “

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Further Study on Acupuncture and Endometriosis 

A study from Cochrane Database of Systematic Review has released “Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis”, which determined the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for pain in endometriosis. The result was that “The total effective rate (‘cured’, ‘significantly effective’ or ‘effective’) for auricular acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine was 91.9% and 60%, respectively (risk ratio 3.04, 95% confidence interval 1.65 to 5.62, P = 0.0004).” (source: PubMed health)

This means that Acupuncture is proven to be effective and safe way in managing the pain of Endometriosis, however further studies are still needed to assess various types of acupuncture in comparison to conventional therapies.

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