Holistic Endometriosis Treatments in Manhattan
Using Eastern Medicine to Treat Endometriosis - Call (646) 832-4480
Acupuncture on the lower abdomen and legs, massage, and herbal therapy
have all been linked with success in treating the symptoms of endometriosis,
including pain reduction and improved fertility outcomes. When acupuncture
needles are applied and herbal medicine is taken, pain is frequently reduced
and the ability to conceive is enhanced.
The gold standard for the treatment of endometriosis is laparoscopic intervention
coupled with the inclusion of acupuncture and herbs.
- What Makes Us Different from Other Clinics?
- We're Led by a Board Certified Herbalist and Licensed Acupuncturist
- Every Member of Our Team Is a New York Licensed & Nationally Board
- Providing Endometriosis & Infertility Treatments Since 1997
- A Complementary Medicine Center That Provides a Safe, Warm & Caring
- Call (646) 832-4480 or email us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation
with a trusted specialist.
How Does Endometriosis Affect the Female Body?
The name endometriosis comes from the word "endometrium," the
tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. If a woman is not pregnant,
this tissue builds up and is shed each month as menstrual flow at the
end of each cycle. In endometriosis, endometrial tissue is found outside
Endometrial tissue residing outside the uterus responds to the menstrual
cycle in a way that is similar to the way endometrium usually responds
in the uterus. At the end of every cycle, when hormones cause the uterus
to shed its endometrial lining, endometrial tissue growing outside the
uterus will also bleed. This can cause symptoms ranging from pain during
intercourse, painful menstruation, low back pain, nausea, fatigue, and
Tissues surrounding the affected areas of endometriosis become inflamed.
This inflammation may produce scar tissue around the area of endometriosis.
These endometrial tissue sites may develop into what are called lesions
- Endometriosis is often found:
- On the ovaries
- On the fallopian tubes
- The ligaments supporting the uterus
- In the internal area between the vagina and rectum
- On the outer surface of the uterus
- On the lining of the pelvic cavity
Infrequently, endometrial growths are found on the intestines or in the
rectum, on the bladder, vagina cervix, and vulva (external genitals),
or in abdominal surgery scars. Very rarely, endometrial growths have been
found outside the abdomen, in the thigh, arm, or lung.
How Is Endometriosis Related to Infertility?
Endometriosis can cause infertility by three main mechanisms: the anatomical
distortion of the pelvic organs which may interfere with normal fertilization
of the egg by the sperm, ovarian function compromise as a result of adhesions
or cysts (endometriomas) on the ovaries, and inflammatory processes which
cause harm to the implanting embryo.
At The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness, Mike Berkley has been
treating patients with endometriosis for pain reduction and fertility improvement
for twenty years. Our treatment methods have proven to be extremely effective. We also
work in conjunction with some of the best laparoscopic surgeons in New
York City if surgery is needed to eradicate the endometriosis.
Give us a call now at (646) 832-4480 to set up your consultation.