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Endometriosis


Endometriosis

Recent Research on Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for the Relief of Endometriosis-Related Pelvic Pain, Anxiety, and Depression

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 [1].

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 [2].

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 [3].

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.

 

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  1. Acupuncture for endometriosis-related pelvic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, 2020. URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7449096/
  1. Acupuncture for dysmenorrhea in patients with endometriosis: A prospective observational study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research, 2021. URL: https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jog.13791
  1. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for the relief of endometriosis-related pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2016. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0965229916301397