Acupuncture and Endometriosis Research
In a study published in the December 2002 issue of The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers selected 67 women diagnosed with dysmenorrhea (painful periods) due to endometriosis. It was reported that 81% of these women had less painful periods after receiving the acupuncture treatments. Research shows that acupuncture promotes blood circulation, regulates the endocrine system and suggests that acupuncture could act as an analgesic by elevating levels of endorphins in the blood.
Treatment of Endometriosis
Drugs that suppress ovarian function and endometrial tissue growth can be prescribed to relieve endometrial pain. Surgery is often used where there are adhesions or endometrial cysts and/or fertility treatment where there is infertility. Acupuncture can significantly reduce endometriosis symptoms and support fertility where the endometriosis is not impairing the physical anatomy of the womb.
Acupuncture and Endometriosis Testimonial
Acupuncture and Endometriosis Case Study
The London Acupuncture Space has carried out research into the role of acupuncture in the treatment of endometriosis associated with infertility and written for 'The National Endometriosis Society', otherwise known as 'Endometriosis UK.
The London Acupuncture Space has undergone extensive training in Fertility Acupuncture and Obstetrics Acupuncture at the Royal College of Physicians in London and at the reknowned Zita West Fertility Clinic.