Recent research suggests that acupuncture and herbal medicine may be effective options to consider for alleviating pelvic pain and dyspareunia associated with endometriosis.
Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine technique has been found to reduce pain and improve quality of life in women with endometriosis.
A study published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies found that acupuncture treatment significantly reduced pain and improved overall quality of life in women with endometriosis-related pelvic pain .
Another study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research found that acupuncture was effective in reducing dysmenorrhea, or painful periods, in women with endometriosis .
Herbal medicine, another traditional Chinese medicine practice, has also been found to be helpful in managing endometriosis-related pain and improving overall quality of life. A randomized controlled trial published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that a combination of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture significantly reduced endometriosis-related pain, anxiety, and depression in women with endometriosis .
If you are interested in trying acupuncture or herbal medicine for your endometriosis-related pain, anxiety or depression, we would be happy to discuss treatment options with you.