Explore our reproductive acupuncture evidence and research project, which primarily focuses on fertility acupuncture and also includes studies on endometriosis.
If you are reading this you may have been diagnosed with endometriosis and know the agony of pelvic pain.
Acupuncture for Endometriosis / Pelvic Pain
How our reproductive acupuncture can free you from pain
Endometriosis: the most common cause of pelvic pain
Endometriosis is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain and can cause other symptoms such as painful intercourse, abnormal menstrual bleeding, and bowel issues including painful bloating and diarrhea. Not to mention, it can make it harder to get pregnant.
Endometriosis affects roughly 1 in 10 women and girls in New Zealand. The condition develops when tissue lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in outside of it.
Even if you experience all of the above symptoms, a definitive diagnosis can only be made through laparoscopic surgery. This is the reason why it may take years to get a confirmed diagnosis.
Why consider acupuncture for endometriosis pain
American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommends acupuncture as an effective adjunctive treatment for an endometriosis pain. In two recent trials, acupuncture has been shown to provide significant pain relief, also when compared to sham acupuncture.
As a side effect acupuncture may improve your mood and your sleep. Unlike the nasty side-effects of pharmaceuticals, I’m certain you will handle these these! Yes, you are more likely to experience beneficial, positive side-effects with acupuncture, and hardly ever any unpleasant ones.
So, shall we start? Get in touch today.
We specialise in reproductive acupuncture and women’s health since 1999. Book an appointment to discover how our expertise can help your situation.
Herbs can be beneficial when combined with acupuncture for both pelvic pain and to boost fertility.