Acupuncture Treatment for Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a common disorder impacting up to 10 million American women, and unfortunately a significant amount are the cause of infertility in women. There are a number of strategies for treating endometriosis, and acupuncture is one of the methods used to reduce pain and treat many of the harmful symptoms associated with this condition. If you’re interested in how to treat endometriosis, contact Lok Acupuncture Clinic at (702) 732-0178 for more information on what endometriosis is and why acupuncture can help.
What Is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis typically impacts women between the ages of 25 and 45. It comes about due to abnormal growth of endometrial cells from the uterus, which can grow and spread into pelvic regions where they don’t belong. In some cases, these cells can spread even further. These cells can enlarge during a menstrual period and lead to increased bleeding and increased pain. You may also experience painful sex, a feeling of nausea, and infertility as a result of this condition.
How Acupuncture Can Help Treat Endometriosis
Chinese medicine has been used to treat this condition in women for centuries, and the practitioners of Lok Acupuncture utilize a specific diagnostic system that allows them to understand more about why you’re experiencing this condition. In fact, Chinese medicine has a diagnostic system designed to tell practitioners where exactly to target the body for treatment.
Using acupuncture in a combination with herbal medicine has been shown to be effective at both managing and curing endometriosis. Acupuncture can increase blood flow and energy to key areas, which helps reduce symptoms of painful periods and reduce the growth of abnormal cells. In many cases, endometrioses is caused by blood stasis, which is typified by blood flowing to regions where it shouldn’t be flowing.
Acupuncture also helps restore Qi stagnation, which is related to your energy flow, and restores balances to systemic deficiencies seen in key organs like the kidneys, pancreas and adrenals.
While acupuncture is being used, herbal medicine can also help balance out your hormone levels to further balance the body and stop the spread of endometrioses.
What to Expect From Treatment at Lok Acupuncture Clinic
When you come to Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas, you will be provided with a full evaluation to understand what method is best for targeting your endometriosis. In most cases, you will have acupuncture needles that target key areas associated with endometriosis. These include:
- The liver at point 3 and the large intestine at point 11
- Points 36 for the stomach and points 6 and 9 on the spleen
Other points may be determined based on where you’re feeling pain. You will also likely benefit from abdominal massage around your lower abdomen and the central part of your stomach.
Although some are afraid of acupuncture treatment, you will not experience any pain and many people find the treatment highly relaxing. In total, needles are left in for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Lok Acupuncture Clinic is located in Las Vegas and offers a full range of acupuncture services and treatments with a focus on effectively treating your pain and improving your quality of life. If you’re interested in learning more about how Dr. Peter Lok can help you, call us at (702) 732-0178 or visit us at 1818 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169.