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Endometriosis Treatment

An Article by New Life Journal

Endometriosis is a condition suffered by women of various backgrounds, race and age. The word endometriosis is derived from "endometrium", or the lining inside of a woman's uterus. Endometriosis occurs when the lining somehow makes its way outside of the uterus. Generally, it is found in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and ligaments supporting the uterus, although it can occur in a number of different locations. The lining is not shed during menstruation, as is the lining inside of the uterus. This condition may inflame surrounding tissues, causing symptoms ranging from abdominal pain to infertility.

Treatments for endometriosis are as varied as the disease itself. Some Western treatments of endometriosis involve hormonal therapy or even surgery. For many women, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers an alternative to invasive or otherwise uncomfortable procedures. My own experiences suggest that acupuncture and Chinese herbs are more effective and much less unpleasant and dangerous than hormonal treatments or surgery to treat endometriosis. Some women may require surgical approaches for treatment of endometriosis. However, it makes sense to try to obtain relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment.

Clinical Manifestation

The symptoms or signs of endometriosis are numerous, with varying degrees of pain and severity. Some of the more common symptoms include:

A) painful menstruation; often beginning one to two days preceding the menstrual cycle (also known as secondary or progressive dysmenorrhea) and including severe pain on the first day of menstruation. This pain recurs and becomes more severe month after month. Also common is distention and pain in the middle of the lower abdomen and lumbar-sacral region.

B) irregular, absent or prolonged menstrual cycle.

C) infertility; although not present in all cases, endometriosis can result in infertility.

D) painful intercourse; 30-40 percent of patients suffering from endometriosis report pain during intercourse.

E) fatigue.

F) painful urination and increased bowel movements during menstruation.

G) other gastrointestinal upsets such as diarrhea, constipation, and nausea.

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