Can Acupuncture Help With Endometriosis?

Can Acupuncture Help With Endometriosis

There are more than 200,000 new cases of Endometrisosis diagnosed each year and it’s thought that 20% of women who are of childbearing age have endometriosis. Unfortunately women with endometriosis are more likely to have trouble getting pregnant and can also have a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. The good news is that acupuncture is proven to help with a number of the problems that Endometriosis causes. As a fertility acupuncture specialist in Tampa, FL, I help women who have Endometriosis every single day. Let’s dive into how acupuncture and Eastern Medicine helps with Endometriosis 

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is derived from the word “endometrium,” which is the tissue that lines the uterus. Patients with endometriosis have endometrial-type tissue outside of the uterus

Common Symptoms of Endometriosis

Symptoms of endometriosis may include: excessive menstrual cramps, abnormal or heavy menstrual flow and pain during intercourse.

How is Endometriosis Diagnosed?

Outside of doing some detective work and making assumptions based on your symptoms, Laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure, can be used to definitively diagnose and surgically remove endometriosis.

The Problems With The Western Medicine Approach

The problem with just surgically removing the endometriosis comes down to the fact that nothing was done to slow or stop the proliferation (growth of the tissue). After surgery it’s common for endometriosis to return. After surgery it’s also common to have a continuation of symptoms that can affect your fertility – like irregular menstrual cycles, anovulation (lack of ovulating on your own) or short or long cycles (which can affect egg growth or uterine lining growth) and implantation issues.

How Eastern Medicine & Acupuncture Can Help

There are a few different ways Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine can help Endometriosis. First we can use time tested herbal formulas that have literally been used for thousands of years to slow and even stop the proliferation and spread of endometriosis. We can also help to balance hormones, regulate irregular menstrual cycles, and help with infertility by using specialized acupuncture treatments. 

By combining Eastern herbal formulas, Acupuncture, and then sprinkling in lifestyle and nutritional changes – Dr. Josh Hanson in Tampa, FL can help you take control of your endometriosis and even get pregnant! 

Check Out This Video on Endometriosis and Acupuncture! 

The Good News

If you’ve been diagnosed with Endometriosis and are looking for Endometriosis Treatment in Tampa, there is a lot you can do! Find a great Acupuncturist, if you’re in Tampa, FL reach out to Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM who specializes in Endometriosis.

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