What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain. Other symptoms you may experience include pain during intercourse, unusual menstrual bleeding, bowel problems such as painful bloating, diarrhoea; mood swings. It may be hard to get pregnant.
Endometriosis occurs when endometrial cells migrate and grow outside of the uterus thus inducing a chronic, inflammatory reaction.
The endometrial cells may colonise (hence become stuck) any adjacent cells or organs including the pelvic peritoneum, ovaries, recto-vaginal septum, bladder and bowel.
In our Hove clinic, we combines treatment of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture with the help with Low level laser therapy and Lymphatic Drainage to get the utmost result for the treatment.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Treatment for Endometriosis
According to the theories of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Endometriosis is known as “menstrual pain” due to its symptoms. It is not categorised as a disease in Chinese medicine, and is described as a blood stasis syndrome with formation of abdominal lumps.
Blood stasis is a condition where small vessels are not capable of carrying blood flow normally. It is the cause of severe pain, especially in the lower abdomen during your menstruation, and is believed to be responsible for cases of excessive menstrual bleeding and infertility. Those with blood stasis have abnormal blood flow, which may trigger a negative response from the immune system due to the endometrial cells growing outside the uterus.
Blood stasis is said to be related to a stagnant Qi (which restricts blood circulation), and kidney yang deficiency (which affects metabolism).
Acupuncture to relieve pain, regulate blood circulation and correct qi energy imbalances. Some acupuncture points that are targeted include baihui (top of the head), yintang (halfway point between the eyebrows) and guanyuan (lower abdomen).
Other Treatment Involves
Low Level Laser Therapy (Photobiomodulation) for Endometriosis
We have treated our fair share of women suffering from endometriosis and its related pain, irregular cycles, and infertility and have developed quite a toolbox of treatment options. One of our most successful for pain management and hormone regulation is our signature laser-acupuncture treatments.
Cold Laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT), is a non-invasive, pain-free, light-based therapy that uses red and infrared light to target inflamed, injured and diseased tissues. Through a process called photobiomodulation, photons of light are absorbed by the body’s cells where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules.
One of the most important outcomes of this process is an increase in the amount of ATP, or cellular energy, produced by the cell. An increase in ATP results in improved cellular metabolism, DNA production, and cellular replication for replacement, regeneration, and repair of abnormal cells.
One of the most common symptoms of endometriosis is dysmenorrhea, or pelvic or abdominal pain before, during, or after the menstrual cycle. Menstrual cramps are caused by powerful chemicals called prostaglandins and arachidonic acid that induce uterine muscle contractions. Not only does low level laser therapy help modulate the inflammatory process by decreasing these pro-inflammatory markers, but it also helps the immune system increase the production of anti-inflammatory mediators.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
One of the theories regarding the pathogenesis [progression of the disease] of endometriosis is that it spreads via the lymphatic system, Therefore, a massage that helps to speed up the body's natural drainage process makes sense. "Lymphatic drainage massage may help reduce symptoms of endometriosis presumably by stimulating the lymphatic system, and using the lymphatic channels to help clear the endometriosis,
Additionally, "it may also help in management of pain symptoms associated with endometriosis by blocking the gates of pain receptors.
Nutrition - You are what you eat!
Food is medicine - Eating according the energetic of food is in every Chinese, East Asian family.
In Chinese medicine perspective, Endometriosis associate with Kidney Yang deficiency, which affects metabolism; Liver Qi Stagnation, which caused by stress, lead to blood stagnations; Depletion of Spleen Qi, over work, over-thinking weaken the spleen. Having the right diet for your body is able to boost the body’s innate ability to heal itself and to naturally balance its hormone levels.
we tailor plan the diet for you according to the full diagnosis in the clinic.
The combination of these treatments are given to treat endometriosis symptoms such as chronic fatigue, chronic pelvic pain and painful menstruation. For women trying to conceive, these treatments also improve her chances of pregnancy by increasing her natural fertility.
If you want to find out more how we can help you than book yourself now as we offer a free consultation.