Endometriosis and Acupuncture
Acupuncture Can Help Soothe the Pain
A study has concluded that acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies can be effective in treating the painful symptoms of endometriosis. Researchers analyzed the practices of 24 different studies involving acupuncture as a source of relief for endometriosis and found one study in particular which effectively researched and demonstrated the effects of acu as relief for endometriosis. While the study used a smaller sample size of 67 patients the results conclusively demonstrated that acu is effective in treating endometriosis with a total effective rate of over 90%. This study was also backed up by
research done by Dr. L.C. Giudice, published in the New England Journal of Medicine which demonstrate the efficacy of acu as a treatment for endometriosis. While further research is necessary and ongoing, this preliminary research should provide hope for women suffering from endometriosis, an often debilitating ailment which can worsen with age. Women experiencing pain and discomfort due to endometriosis should consult an acupuncturist about a safe and effective way to relieve the pain.
Alleviate Endometriosis Pain
Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 30 – 60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body, restoring health and well-being.
Stomach 36 (ST 36): On the outside of the leg, approximately one hand width below the kneecap, just off the bone. Functions: Increases stamina and energy, provides stability and grounding, heals effects on the body of too much worrying and thinking.
Liver 3 (LV 3): On the top of the foot, in the depression between where the first and second metatarsal bones meet. DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY. Functions: Used for dizziness, headaches, vertigo, epilepsy, painful and/or blurry eyes, irregular menstruation, depression, uterine bleeding and prolapse, urine retention, genital pain, frequent sighing, and insomnia.
Kidney 3 (KD 3): Level with the tip of the inner anklebone, in the depression between the ankle and tendon. Functions: Reinforces the Kidneys, clears heat, strengthens the low back and knees, rectifies the uterus, helps with anxiety, insomnia and chronic low back pain.
Conception Vessel 6: Three finger widths directly below the belly button. Functions: Alleviates pain in the lower abdomen, alleviates abdominal masses due to stagnation. Regulates uterus and good for irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhea.
Conception Vessel 4: Roughly four finger widths directly below the belly button. Functions: Alleviates abdominal masses due to stagnation. Regulates uterus and good for irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhea. Good for severe lower abdominal pain that radiates to genitals. Helpful for bladder infection. Strengthens the body and helps with diarrhea, lethargy, and weak limbs.