Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease affecting millions of women and girls worldwide. It occurs when the tissue that typically lines the uterus is found outside the uterus, usually on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and ligaments that support the uterus as well as elsewhere. The result is often intense pain before and during periods and during sex, infertility, fatigue, and other gastrointestinal problems.
Endometriosis is a classic example of stagnation. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, when blood doesn’t flow smoothly, it tends to stagnate and clot, creating pain. Acupuncture and herbs work to treat Endometriosis by dispersing this stagnation and therefore alleviating pain and clotting associated with the condition.
At Rocky Coast Family Acupuncture, we treat Endometriosis all the time. In addition to traditional acupuncture methods, we also make dietary recommendations that are effective in reducing inflammation and menstrual cramps!
If you’re suffering from infertility or painful periods, make an appointment to come see us today. We hope we can help!