What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a disorder that currently affects 10 percent of women of reproductive age worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. It involves tissue that mimics the lining of the uterus forming in other parts of the body. Normally, this type of tissue is expelled and regenerated during the menstrual cycle, but this is impossible when the tissue is located outside the uterus. This results in extreme pain in the pelvic area while having a period or during urination and pregnancy.
In addition to pelvic pain, endometriosis causes heavy periods and fertility challenges. There is no cure for the disease, and it can begin from the first period someone has and last until the final one. Because of those difficulties, patients have looked for ways to deal with the symptoms that come with endometriosis to live a healthier life.
How can acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture is one method that can help manage multiple symptoms of endometriosis. This technique reduces pain by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain reducer. Another benefit of acupuncture is that it activates different nerve pathways in the body. These pathways help suppress the inflammation caused by endometriosis by enhancing the blood flow and energy in the body. With the pathways opening up the flow of the body in this method, there is a release from the pain felt in the tissue. Acupuncture also helps improve the immune system by helping the body produce white blood cells. These cells have the primary purpose of fighting infections and diseases across the body.
Lifestyle measures can enhance the positive effects of acupuncture for patients with endometriosis. This includes eating a diet high in fiber and antioxidants, which helps the symptoms by giving the body more Vitamin D, C, and E. Occasionally, applying heat to the affected area will help lessen the pain as well. Finally, staying active with exercise can help the body get stronger and reduce the condition’s negative effects. At the same time, Endometriosis leads to increased fatigue because of the challenges it brings to sleep. By reducing the impact of that consistent pain, Acupuncture can help someone get back to the whole night’s rest that they desire.
If you are seeking relief from the pain of endometriosis, Deanna Carell Acupuncture is ready and able to support you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will review your symptoms and develop a plan to incorporate acupuncture into your healing process. The time is now to feel the peace, relief, and relaxation that this method provides!
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