Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition which can lead to fertility issues. One in ten women are diagnosed with it at some point in their reproductive years.
So what is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrial tissue starts to grow abnormally and outside uterus and not lining the internal walls of the uterine cavity. It is commonly seen in the pelvic cavity such as fallopian tubes, ovaries, peritoneum, and bladder. The shedding of the endometrial tissue leads to lesions and scarring tissues to form.
Pain is the major symptom related to endometriosis which can range from mild to severe. It can manifest during intercourse or bowel movements. Other symptoms includes cramping, irritable bowel and inflammation, abnormal bleeding, clotting, longer cycles.
Early diagnosis is the key to prevent long term effects of endometriosis such as infertility, mental and emotional problems.
Fortunately, acupuncture and herbal medicine can assist in reducing the symptoms of endometriosis. We use Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan and Dang Gui Shao Yao San to stop pain, reduce inflammation and ease cramping. To improve antioxidants, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) can be used.