Endometriosis with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Endometriosis is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. Symptoms of endometriosis can include:
Painful or heavy periods
Pain in the lower abdomen, back or pelvis
Urinary frequency and pain
Persistent exhaustion and tiredness
Painful defecation and rectal bleeding
Any of these symptoms are distressing, but in combination can be unbearable. If left untreated, endometriosis can become the cause of female infertility. Western medical treatment is limited to pain management using pain killers, anti-inflammatory drugs, hormonal medication and surgery. As the problem recurs, women suffering with endometriosis can spend a lot of their lives taking various drugs and struggling with their fertility.
What causes Endometriosis?
As it stands the cause of Endometriosis is unknown however what is known is that, there are certain factors that can enhance or make Endometriosis worse. It is often observed that women who have been experiencing long term stress or issues related to weight and chronic fatigue are likely to be diagnosed by Endometriosis. Unhealthy lifestyle, excessive work load, IBS, genetics as well as poor blood circulation can all contribute towards Endometriosis.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach
Chinese Medicine has been used over the last 3,000 years to treat the root cause of Endometriosis along with the accompanying symptoms.
“Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views endometrial lesions as static blood – blood that is not flowing as it should”
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views endometrial lesions as static blood – blood that is not flowing as it should, thus causing problems. This is not so different from a western understanding; because the maligned blood is located in an area where normal blood flow is absent or minimal, our bodies have a harder time resolving it. TCM looks at the symptoms and signs that characterise an individual woman’s disease, identifying patterns that give clues as to the underlying imbalance, or root cause, of the disease. Treatment is thus tailored to the individual.
ENDOMETRIOSIS SUCCESS STORY WITH CHINESE MEDICINE
Taking a deeper look
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the principles of Yin Yang Balance, in line with this principle TCM considers there to be 2 main patterns that are identified with Endometriosis.
Liver Stress causing Qi stagnant and Blood stasis
This pattern in observed in patients who experience severe cramps, irregular periods, blood clotting, PMS, along with long term stress and fatigue and on occasions experience headaches and insomnia.
Kidney and Spleen Yang deficiency causing poor blood circulation
A deficiency in Spleen and Kidney Yang causes poor blood circulation, internal dampness or excessive fluid which leads to obstruction of energy channels. Often in this case, uterus, ovaries and the fallopian tube experience coldness. In this case, you will experience sever period cramps,use of hot water bottle or heat patch around the pelvic area should reduce the pain. This is accompnied with excessive bleeding, fatigue, delays periods, cold sensitivity in the hand or feet.
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Treatment of Endometriosis with Natural Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine uses a range of treatments such as Acupuncture, Cupping and Moxibustion along with herbal supplements and tea. The effect of these can be enhanced by lifestyle changes. TCM provides alternative drug free treatment for those suffering with endometriosis, without side effects. More and more women are experiencing the benefits of these remedies, which can significantly improve endometriosis, as well as increase the likelihood of conception in cases where fertility has been impacted.
Acupuncture helps to relieve pain, regulate circulation and correct Qi energy imbalances. Chinese herbal formulas will be given to fit specific disease patterns, helping to detoxify the body, nourish organs, decrease pain, balance hormones and regulate the immune system function naturally.
2. Daily Herbal Supplements
As we mentioned before there are 2 main patterns which are observed with Endometriosis.
- Liver Stress which leads to Qi stagnant and Blood stasis
- Kidney and Spleen Yang deficiency which leads to poor blood circulation
In the case of Liver stress:
Herbal ingredients to be used are Chai Hu, Bai Shou, Tao Ren, Hong Hua, Dan Sheng
Herbal ingredients to be used are Ginseng, Tu Si Zi, Gui Zi, Yi Mu Cao, Ai Yi
Alternatively, you can opt for our daily herbal supplements which is a herbal blend of these ingredients. Recommended herbal supplements: Women’s Life Power , Fertility Maintenance , Menstrual Maintenance
All these ingredients work together to boost warmth Yang of Kidney and Spleen, speeding up Vital Qi, remove out coldness or cold air, relaxing muscle cramping and tension, eliminate excessive blood fluid , get pain free, reducing heavy bleeding, balance hormones
3. Nutritional therapy
Nutritional Therapy is also important for those suffering with Endometriosis. Chinese medicine encourages the body to produce natural anti-inflammatory compounds through proper nutrition. As the liver is responsible for detoxifying excess estrogen, foods that support the liver will be recommended, in order to naturally decrease estrogen levels.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our clinics website: GinSen where a specialists will discuss your care and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.