Endometriosis can be a a very painful condition. Treatments seek to reduce inflammation and stagnation while eliminating pain. Ultimately, acupuncture creates a stable environment where new endometrial tissue sheds properly and old tissue, outside the uterus, becomes less reactive.
Acupuncture treatments stop inflammation from developing as hormone levels shift during your cycle. The week before and the week of your period, treatment focuses on the proper shedding of the lining while eliminating pain and discomfort.
Abdominal massage is used to relax the abdominal wall easing any inadvertent contractions that may be contributing to pain. As the muscles soften, the stagnant, reactive endometrial tissue can be reduced in size and sensitivity.
Fertility challenges related to endometriosis involve implantation disorders and scarring that may effect fallopian tubes. Acupuncture’s primary goal is to reduce inflammation and prevent spread of additional tissue. Once the uterus has had time to heal and calm, implantation and embryo growth can occur.