Endometriosis is a condition that affects 10 to 15 percent of menstruating women between the ages of 24 and 40. It develops when the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium) forms entirely outside of the uterus instead of being confined to it. In many cases, the lining can grow and produce lesions that can result in chronic or acute pelvic pain.
Endometriosis often takes years to develop and may present little to no symptoms. It is commonly under-diagnosed and mistaken for just a painful period. In some cases, symptoms begin with the onset of menstruation, but in most, they begin later and progressively worsen with time. For much-needed relief from painful symptoms, you can seek effective natural treatment for endometriosis at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, including acupuncture for endometriosis.
Not only do women with endometriosis suffer from severe pain with menstruation, which can result in numerous days off work, but the condition can result in miscarriage and infertility. In fact, endometriosis is one of the leading causes of female infertility. Our naturopathy endometriosis treatment at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic aims to lessen or alleviate these risks.
There are a number of developing theories as to the actual cause. Naturopaths believe that ‘oestrogen dominance’, caused by an increase or imbalance in the level of the hormone, is a major driving factor in this condition. An endometriosis naturopath can provide natural treatments which try to restore the balance of hormones.
A genetic predisposition, immune system dysfunction, and blood flowing in the opposite direction to what is normal (called “retrograde” blood flow) are also considered to be contributing factors. One-third of women with endometriosis does not present with symptoms of the condition. Those who do experience symptoms typically experience them several years after the onset of their period, and progress over time.
Natural endometriosis treatment at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic can aid in the relief of many of these symptoms using acupuncture for endometriosis and other holistic treatment options.
When you come to seek natural endometriosis treatment at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, our naturopaths will formulate a thorough case history to determine the cause and severity of your condition. They may recommend saliva hormone testing and educate you on your options for a medical diagnosis. They may also suggest investigations to confirm a diagnosis.
Based on the information gathered, your naturopath might advise particular dietary and lifestyle changes. They may also prescribe herbal and nutritional medicines tailored specifically to treat your symptoms and resolve the underlying issue. Other treatments might include balancing the hormones, optimising the liver function to conjugate and metabolise hormones, performing acupuncture for endometriosis, and releasing toxins from the body by encouraging healthy bowel motions and healthy gut flora. Normalising the immune response to reduce the formation of new adhesions and to assist with the dissolving of current adhesions is also addressed.
We take pride in offering acupuncture for endometriosis as part of our suite of natural remedies. This involves inserting very fine needles through a person’s skin at specific strategic points on their body, located along an energy pathway or ‘meridian’ which corresponds with internal organs. This natural and non-invasive approach causes little to no discomfort and can complement other treatments to alleviate the symptoms of endometriosis.
Our acupuncturists treat your body as an interconnected system, carrying out the procedure to promote the body’s natural healing capabilities and restore optimal functioning of the uterus and abdominal cavity. By stimulating nerves, muscles, and tissues, we may be able to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, release feel-good neurotransmitters, improve immune function, decrease cellular estrogen levels, and more.
For reliable natural endometriosis treatment in Melbourne, take a proactive approach and consult with one of the highly qualified naturopaths at MNMC today. You can organise an appointment here, email us, or call us on (03) 9686 2566 to make an appointment for naturopathy for endometriosis.