Women’s voices have started to be heard about the devastating effect endometriosis can have on their lives and bodies. Every woman’s story and experience is different. Some symptoms include excruciating pain and heavy periods. There may be the inability to function in daily life, painful intercourse and inability to fall pregnant.
No-one really knows why some women suffer from endometriosis and other women do not. Or even why some women have severe endometriosis yet no pain. Other women may experience incredible pain yet their endometriosis is not considered severe. Needless to say it can be debilitating and affect quality of life.
Endometrial tissues bleed during menstruation and if they are found outside of the uterus, the blood is not able to leave the body. This may cause inflammation, adhesions, pain and swelling. There may be damage to reproductive organs and intestines from adhesions especially if the immune system is overtaxed and cannot remove the blood that is not meant to be there.
Treatment options for natural solutions
Endometriosis is a complex condition that requires time and patience to manage. Surgery, in some cases, may improve the condition and relieve pain. However in other cases it may not.
Chinese medicine may be able to help. The focus on treatment is to:
- relieve pain
- break up stasis and adhesions
- promote healthy blood stagnation in the pelvic region
- regulate menstrual blood flow
- improve immune function
- strengthen the body’s ability to heal
How we can help you
At Mei Hua Clinic, Chinese medicine is combined with The Gentling Way techniques. The Gentling Way is a multi-modality approach with gentle touch to allow the body to heal. The Gentling Way includes:
- uterine alignment
- adhesion breaking
- abdominal fertility massage
- gentle lymphatic massage
This gives your body a chance to correct imbalances within your body. Treatments are designed individually for you, as you are not the same as the next person, you have a different genetic makeup, childhood and life story which is unique.
Endometriosis and Fertility
Adhesions caused by endometrial tissue outside of the uterus can cause infertility. If the reproductive organs are all glued together, they do not function properly. Blood flow is restricted, the lymph system is congested and unable to remove waste from the tissues.
If you are trying to conceive, see the Shared Care Fertility Support Program
Julienne Tatkovic has 10 years experience in treating Women’s health, fertility and supporting women through pregnancy with Chinese medicine.