How Acupuncture Can Help with Endometriosis?
Firstly, before we go into Acupuncture and Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrial cells that line the womb disperse to other parts of the body. Speaking as a women, I can probably say that most of us would relish not having to have a monthly period. Endometriosis is a common problem that can be very painful. Luckily GP’s can prescribe medication to reduce the symptoms from Endometriosis. Surgery is also an option which can help remove the cells, but once the cells are displaced Endometriosis is likely to re-occur.
Each month cells react in the same way to those in the womb. Cells build up and then break down leading to bleeding. Unlike cells in your womb that leave your body, blood has no way of escaping.
Endometriosis can be a chronic, painful condition for females, sometimes causing heavy periods. Endometriosis can also lead to infertility, tiredness as well as bowel and bladder problems. Did you know that around 1.5 million women in the UK alone are currently living with this condition? It can affect any women of childbearing age.
Treating Endometriosis with Acupuncture
Acupuncture helps regulate the flow of blood around the uterus and ovaries, Acupuncture treatment helps prevent the build up of dispersed cells. Furthermore, reducing dispersed cells reduces pain and helps to regulate the hormones that control your menstrual cycle.
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will You Need?
For the treatment to take effect. Approximately 2 months acupuncture treatment may be needed, with one treatment per week. Maintenance treatments will then be required every six weeks, but this will depend on the response to the treatment and severity of the condition.
Case Study: Acupuncture and Endometriosis
My Specialist has credited the results of my laparoscopy after acupuncture treatment
It started with one simple email asking for information on how acupuncture could help me control endometriosis. Little did I know how amazing it would prove to be!
I was diagnosed in 2009, and over the next 3 years had 2 further surgeries and confirmed my worst fears. It was getting worse! It was 18 months later when I knew my symptoms were returning. Doctors weren’t listening to me. so I decided to take control and investigate my other options.
18 sessions of acupuncture and 12 months on, I was taken in for my 4th laparoscopy with incredibly surprising results. No endometriosis, and cysts had burst, leaving very little scar tissue!
The team at Riverside have been truly amazing. They listen to me, treat what’s there, alongside the symptoms (bloating, tiredness and pain). I now consider the Riverside team as my friends, as they are always there for me. This is a lifestyle choice for me, one that’s so simple and one that reinstates hope and a quality of life that I can’t imagine my life without!
If you would like more information on Acupuncture and Endometriosis
Call the Riverside Natural Health Centre on 0115 986499 to book an acupuncture appointment today, and start to feel the benefits for doing so. Our Acupuncturists are registered with the British Acupuncture Council.
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