Acupuncture is a low risk technique which I have found very effective for pain and symptoms of endometriosis. In the Oriental method of gynecology, known as "fu-ke" in the language of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), one of the most important approaches is also herbal medicine. In actuality, more than just herbs are used; recipes include roots, barks, flowers, and fruits. Endometriosis, postpartum disorders, premenstrual disorders, irregular periods, heavy bleeding, reduced fertility, hormone related emotional imbalances and pelvic pain, and menopausal syndromes, as well as many other gynecologic disorders can be treated with the help of acupuncture and herbal medicine.
My own experience suggests that acupuncture and Chinese herbology are effective and much less unpleasant and dangerous than hormonal treatments or surgery to treat endometriosis. Compared to these methods of treatment, the cost of acupuncture therapy is also quite reasonable. It is true that some women will require surgical approaches for treatment of endometriosis, but it makes sense to try to obtain relief with less-risky procedures first.
In addition, acupuncture, moxibustion, and Chinese medicine prepared from different plants are very effective in correcting many of the complex physical and hormonal disorders which can lead to reduced fertility or endometriosis.
The treatment of endometriosis with acupuncture usually requires a commitment to enough time to rebalance the body's systems. If there is pain with the lunar cycle, then treatment must proceed until at least 3 normal cycles are achieved. From this point, it may be possible to use plant medicines with only the occasional acupuncture treatment to control symptoms. You can find out more by visiting our site to find out more about acupuncture and traditional medicine.
Time will prove that the ancient and time proven traditions of medicine will help to reduce the suffering of a wide variety of diseases and syndromes. One secret of improving health at a reasonable cost lies in the utilization of these Oriental medicines along with the best of Western medicine.
Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 28 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information.