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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) appear and
flourish outside the uterine cavity, most commonly on the membrane which lines the abdominal cavity.

Standard treatment choices for endometriosis include surgery, hysterectomy, and drugs. Surgery and drugs are
often only a temporary measure.

In Chinese medicine, the uterus and the Liver are closely related. The Liver is so intimately associated with the
menstrual cycle, liver depression and stagnant
Qi in women almost always manifests as some menstrual-related
problem. Stagnant Oi is associated with Liver depression. And also the Liver, Spleen, and Kidney channels run
through the pelvis and all can effect menstruation. If any of these channels is blocked, congested or deficient, this
will usually manifest in women as some sort of menstrual problem. Acupuncture can improve the functioning of the
immune system and increase the flow of energy through the meridians that connect to these organs in the body.

In Chinese medicine theory, there are five common patterns of endometriosis:
  1. Qi Stagnation and Blood Stasis.
  2. Kidney Deficiency and Blood Stasis.
  3. Cold Retention and Blood Stasis.
  4. Qi Deficiency and Blood Stasis.
  5. Heat Obstruction and Blood Stasis.

The power of Chinese medicine is in a personalized treatment. Therefore A comprehensive consultation is a must
in order to find what your individual under pattern condition and then decide what acu-points to select and what
herbs to mix up to make right customized acupuncture treatment and herbal remedy.

 

Research Paper
Chinese Herbal Medicine for Endometriosis
Complementary Medicine Research Unit , Dept Primary Medical Care, Southampton University, Norlington Gate
Farmhouse, Norlington Lane, Ringmer, Sussex, UK, BN8 5SG