It’s Endometriosis Awareness Week and Essex Acupuncture would like to highlight this distressing condition which affects around 1.5 million women in the UK, month after month.
Heavy bleeding, pain during sex and as a daily occurrence, along with reduced fertility can lead to depression in sufferers especially as, to date, it is incurable.
Whilst there are many theories about why Endometriosis happens, the exact cause is not known for this chronic condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus.
Usually this happens in the pelvic cavity but can also happen in other parts of the body – even in the lungs.
This tissue still responds to the monthly menstrual cycle and so it bleeds in places where it is not supposed to, causing inflammation and pain.
Acupuncture For Endometriosis
It is believed that acupuncture can help the symptoms of Endometriosis by reducing inflammation, stimulating the nerves located in the tissues which promotes the release of endorphins that can change the way pain is processed in the brain and spinal cord. (Zhao 2008, Han 2004, Zijlstra 2003, Pomeranz 1987)
Read more on the British Acupuncture Council website.
If you suffer with the monthly trauma of Endometriosis, treatment with acupuncture can help to alleviate some of the symptoms.
Call Lorna today on 01702 711749 to discuss how acupuncture can help you at her clinics in Leigh on Sea and Southend in Essex,