Acupuncture for Endometriosis
Once again, modern scientific research is discovering what practitioners of Chinese Medicine have known for thousands of years, acupuncture is an effective treatment for endometriosis and other severe period pain!
A small study in New Zealand has shown that 12 acupuncture treatments over three months significantly reduced the intensity and duration of pain associated with endometriosis for up to a year.
Considering that 1 in 10 women suffer from this debilitating pain EVERY MONTH and that it often means missing work, school, or you know … just being a happy, functioning person in the world, and that on average it takes 10 years to get a proper diagnosis, any reduction in intensity and duration is a win.
Consider also that the mainstream treatments for severe period pain and endometriosis consists of only four options: 1) suck it up and deal with the pain month after month because your doctor doesn’t feel like your pain is a “real disease” or thinks you’re “just being dramatic;” 2) rely on heavy duty prescription pain medications to be able to tolerate the debilitating pain associated with your period and risk the very real and serious problem of opioid addiction; 3) regulate, excuse me - shut down - your hormone cycle with hormonal birth control; or 4) surgery in the form of laparoscopy or hysterectomy, which doesn’t guarantee the pain goes away.
Thankfully, there is another option! You can come take a nap on my acupuncture table every week and in 3 short months have less severe and shorter bouts of pain. You may also start sleeping better, digesting better, and feeling altogether better about life since you don’t feel like your uterus is trying to escape your body through your belly button every time your period rolls around.
All without shutting down ovulation, your natural hormone cycle, or giving up parts of your body or future fertility.
Instead I use your body’s own ability to heal itself - when given the proper resources - to actually address the underlying issue that is causing your lady organs to rebel with such ferocity. And you get to feel better! All while taking a nap on a nice warm table with low lights, soft music, and custom aromatherapy.
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