Few gynecological conditions are as common – or as potentially disruptive – as endometriosis. It is a difficult condition for western medicine to treat, without resorting to surgery, but acupuncture treatment in San Francisco can offer you a better alternative!
The Basics of Endometriosis
At its most basic, endometriosis occurs when material which is supposed to be growing within the uterus – called endometrium – begins growing outside it instead. It can leave the uterus, growing on fallopian tubes, ovaries, or other tissue within the pelvis. This displaced endometrium can then cause a number of symptoms and other health issues, particularly during menstruation.
The displaced endometrium reactions to the hormones of menstruation exactly as it would if it were inside the uterus, causing it to thicken and swell with blood. However, unlike endometrium within the uterus, the body has no way of expelling this displaced endometrium. This can cause:
- Particularly painful menstruation
- Significantly increased bleeding
- Pain during or after sexual activity
- Nausea or vomiting
- Bloody or painful urine
In worst cases, endometriosis can even threaten a woman’s ability to become pregnant by inhibiting critical fallopian and uterine function.
How Acupuncture Treatment In San Francisco Can Help with Endometriosis
In traditional Chinese medicine, the ancient practice which perfected acupuncture along with other techniques, endometriosis is seen as being caused by improper blood and Qi flow. It may also be aggravated by psychological factors that inhibit the body’s natural healing ability.
Blood and Qi – the vital body energies – are particularly important to the proper function of the reproductive system. When the blood and Qi are not flowing properly, it disrupts the ability of the uterus to heal itself.
Acupuncture was specifically developed and perfected over the course of millennia to help improve blood and Qi flow! By inserting ultra-thin needles into precisely-mapped points in the body, acupuncture can relieve Qi blockages and improve blood flow around the body. A trained and licensed acupuncturist will know the proper placement points to treat the uterus.
In some cases, the acupuncture will be supplemented by other traditional Chinese methods. A trained herbalist can create custom blends which will relax the patient and encourage healing, or utilize moxa for heat treatment.
Anchor Acupuncture in San Francisco Specializes in Reproduction
We have an 80% success rate overcoming barriers to pregnancy! If you’re suffering from endometriosis or other issues preventing pregnancy, contact us today for help.