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Endometriosis

Western Diagnosis

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that is normally part of the lining of the uterus, also grows elsewhere in the abdominal cavity. Of those that suffer from endometriosis, approximately eighty percent of women have the type that spreads into the pelvic cavity, including surrounding the ovaries. Only twenty percent have endometrial overgrowths that stay within the uterus.

Both of these types cause a host of different symptoms including: painful intercourse, nausea, vomiting and constipation during menses, the passing of large clots and shreds of tissue during menses, excessive bleeding, incapacitating pain in the uterus, lower back, and organs in the pelvic cavity prior to and during menstruation, iron deficiency anemia and infertility.

Eastern Diagnosis

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, endometriosis is mainly due to qi and blood stagnation. Any kind of blockage or stagnation will cause pain. Treatment aims to relieve the pain and reduce the size of the masses of endometrial tissue by promoting blood and qi circulation. In addition to this, individual symptoms may be related to cold, heat, damp, or a deficiency in other organs, so these factors must also be treated.

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