Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is one of the few natural treatment options that can be profoundly helpful for women suffering from endometriosis. This condition occurs when the tissue that lines the endometrium is found to be growing outside the uterus. Typical symptoms are severe menstrual cramping, irregular menstrual bleeding, lower back pain, pain after intercourse, fatigue, and occasionally infertility. Endometriosis is seen as a sign of blood stagnation in Chinese medicine. This can be due to blood deficiency, kidney deficiency, or excessive internal cold and each specific pattern tends to respond very well to treatment. There are some cases of endometrial growth, however, which are so pronounced that surgical intervention is necessary. Most mild to moderate cases can be treated with Chinese medicine.
Certain dietary changes are also important, including avoiding refined sugar, minimizing refined carbs and coffee and eating plenty of organic fruits and vegetables. It is also important to exercise 3-4 times a week to maintain the proper circulation of Qi and blood throughout the body. Using acupuncture and herbal treatment for endometriosis can be a life-changing decision for many women. When combined with proper diet and exercise, the root cause of this condition can often be healed, which is the ultimate goal in Chinese Medicine.
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