Acupuncture for Endometriosis
The primary benefit of acupuncture for endometriosis is relief from pain. Acupuncture for endometriosis may also help women become pregnant after in vitro fertilization procedures. Other menstrual disorders, such as problems ovulating, severe cramping, and irregular menstrual cycles also benefit from acupuncture
What is Endometriosis?
This is a condition in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside the uterus. Its main symptoms are pelvic pain and infertility.
The displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would — it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions, abnormal tissue that binds organs together.
Nearly half of patients have chronic pelvic pain. In 70% of sufferers pain occurs during menstruation. Pain with sex is also common. Infertility occurs in up to half of women.