Endometriosis Acupuncture: Ancient Remedies for Modern Problems
Acupuncture has been used in most Asian countries for thousands of years to treat a variety of diseases and health issues. Thanks to travelers, this medical art form has been available to patients in the US for the past few decades. One area that acupuncture is very successful in treating is that of pain, including pelvic pain. A relatively common cause of pelvic pain in women is endometriosis, and endometriosis acupuncture is a very successful way to address the pain and inflammation that results from this condition.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease, where endometrial tissue forms outside of the uterine cavity, which bleeds and sheds monthly, just as the normal endometrial tissue does during the menstrual cycle. This causes high levels of inflammation, and over time, forms scar tissue and adhesions that can affect every organ in the abdomen and pelvis. Symptoms include chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea (pain with menstruation), dyspareunia (pain with sex), pain with urination or defecation, and often even infertility. Some women with endometriosis experience debilitating daily pain which can make it difficult to live a normal, productive life. So, treatment is imperative. The problem is that many women go years without realizing that they have Endometriosis, thinking their symptoms are “normal.” Plus, even when a doctor suspects endometriosis, surgery is required to confirm the diagnosis.
Endometriosis Acupuncture Treatment:
The most common way allopathic physicians treat endometriosis is by giving prescription medications which manipulate the hormones. However, for a lot of patients, the side effects of these medications make them unbearable, plus the medications themselves don’t actually correct the disease itself. This is where Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are of great value. In fact, Oriental Medicine doesn’t require that you have surgery or definitive diagnosis of endometriosis in order to treat the issue; if you have the symptoms of pelvic pain, acupuncture can help.
One of the ways in which endometriosis acupuncture helps is by encouraging the nervous system to shift from the “fight or flight” mode to the “rest and digest” mode. This is the mode in which healing can occur. Also, the hormones of stress keep the body in a state of inflammation and dysfunction. Acupuncture also encourages the regulation of hormones and the reduction of inflammation, both of which are extremely useful when treating endometriosis.
As far as frequency of treatment, it will depend entirely on the patient’s needs. In Dr. Dawn’s practice, she typically sees endometriosis patients once per week for 8 to 12 weeks, or until the symptoms have significantly resolved. Then, the frequency of treatment is reduced to twice monthly, and eventually once monthly thereafter.
Begin to feel better now, with Endometriosis Acupuncture
Endometriosis is usually found in women between the ages of 25 and 40. In severe cases, patients experience extreme pain and fertility problems. Whether mild or severe, once you have been diagnosed with it, or suspect you have it, you can experience significant improvements with endometriosis acupuncture.
Dr. Dawn Potter-Balusik Acupuncture can help:
The fact that Dr. Potter-Balusik suffered from endometriosis herself makes her unique among Acupuncture Physicians; she can bring a patient’s perspective to treatment. Also, she became very passionate about helping women overcome this disease naturally. She wrote her master’s thesis on the treatment of endometriosis from both an allopathic and an Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture perspective, and she has taken numerous continuing education classes on treating this condition successfully, to resolve pain and restore fertility.
This, coupled with the fact that Oriental medicine is far less costly than surgery and life long medications, without harmful side effects of hormonal manipulation, opting for endometriosis acupuncture is a great option.
Under the watchful eye and caring treatment of Dr. Dawn Potter-Balusik, you can once again reclaim your life and live pain-free. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consult to talk about how endometriosis acupuncture can help you. 727-475-4710, or click here to schedule online.