Acupuncture for menstrual conditions, abnormal and painful periods, endometriosis, hormonal imbalance, infertility, fertility, interstitial cystitis (IC), fibroid tumors, cysts, elevated FSH, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), vulvodynia, premature ovarian failure (POV), irregular periods, PMS, and menstrual cramps. We have many testimonials to share with you hope and encouragement for acupuncture and natural medicine for migraines, headaches, back pain, arthritis, infertility, menopause, etc.
HOW IS ENDOMETRIOSIS TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE?
Endometriosis is a female medical disorder where the cells from the uterine lining (womb) grows in various parts in the body. Symptoms included infertility, irregular menstrual type bleeding, and pain. These cells are called endometrial cells and are removed from the lining of the Uterus (Endometrium) every month. In women with endometriosis tissue implants are located on the ovaries, bowel, bladder, rectum and the lining of the pelvic area and can occur in other areas of the body. The tissue implants grow every time the woman gets her period and this causes pain and other discomfort. The endometrial cells in the uterus slough off during the normal menstrual cycle, in women with Endometriosis the tissue implants located outside the uterus stay in place.
The cause of this disorder in not known. It is suspected that the endometrial cells that are shed during your period travel backwards up the fallopian tubes into the pelvis where they implant and grow. This is called retrograde menstruation. This is a common this order that may run in the family. Endometriosis is usually diagnosed between age 25-35, however the condition may began when the normal period begins. Typically, a woman with a sister or mother whom has endometriosis is more likely to develop endometriosis.
Periods that last 7 or more days
A closed hymen, blocks the menstrual flow
Period started at a young age
TREATMENT OF ENDOMETRIOSIS
Diagnostic test include pelvic exam and physical exam. Other diagnostics used are Pelvic Laparoscopy (less-invasive procedure than open surgery and recovery is quicker) and Transvaginal Ultrasound. Treatment depends on severity of symptoms, age, severity of symptoms, severity of disease and whether you want children. Some technics used to control pain are exercise and relaxation technics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Prevention treatments used to stop symptoms from getting worse is birth control for 6-9 months to stop you from having a period to create a pseudo pregnancy.
Some hormonal treatments used are Progesterone injections and pills which have side effects of weight gain and depression and Gonadotropin-agonist medications. Surgery is recommended only if the individual do not want to have children in the future. This includes Pelvic Laparoscopy or Laparotomy; this procedure removed all endometrial implants and scar tissue. A Hysterectomy removes the womb (uterus), fallopian tubes, and both ovaries and gives the best chance of a cure. Not all women will have infertility. Those with milder symptoms may receive a Laparoscopy to remove scarring related to endometriosis and can improve their chances of becoming pregnant.
ACUPUNCTURE TO BENEFIT ENDOMETRIOSIS
Acupuncture is free of artificial hormone replacement. Long-term hormone replacement has also been shown to place the participant at risk for cancer and osteoporosis. Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and effective method of treatment for many common ailments; and encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve functioning. At Agape Acupuncture, we incorporate the complete sciences of physics, biology and chemistry to diagnose and treat the human body. This unique approach sets a course and strategy for medical treatment by pinpointing etiology, affected organs and systems and nature of the ailment accurately. Acupuncture is safe, because no drugs or hazardous equipment such as x-rays, are used. There are no irreversible procedures, such as surgical operations performed. Agape Acupuncture, Inc. offers acupuncture, herbs, dietary supplements, and nutrition by acupuncturist and 4th generation doctors in natural medicine. We help patients suffering from endometriosis, PMS, irregular periods, PCOS, IC, and other female reproductive disorders. We have a loving medical staff and will do our best to help and support patients to promote, maintain and restore health.