Endometriosis is a condition affecting a woman’s fertility and occurs when cells resembling the lining of the uterus are found outside of the uterus. This can have a serious effect on your reproductive organs. In regards to fertility, it can be detrimental to your ovarian reserve and reduce your AMH. It can also affect the uterine lining and implantation sites due to an inflammatory response in your body. It can affect women in different ways and should be managed as early as possible to minimise the effects of endometriosis, which can at times, severely impact upon a woman’s quality of life and her wellbeing.
Treating and managing your endometriosis is important whether you are trying to get pregnant, thinking about trying to conceive, or even if you’re not thinking of having children. The symptoms can range from having no symptoms at all to severe – for example, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme pain, very heavy clotty menstrual flow. Irregular cycles can also be a symptom of endometriosis.
Jenny at East West Fertility has treated many patients with endometriosis over the last 30 years who are seeking to reduce symptoms associated with endometriosis like menstrual pain and other menstrual irregularities – she uses acupuncture and electro-acupuncture at various times in your cycle and works with you to help devise the best dietary and lifestyle choices to manage your endometriosis as effectively as possible.
Jenny has extensive experience tailoring a care plan to assist endometriosis sufferers with a personalised approach– as symptoms can vary from woman to woman meaning there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.
Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture are used to regulate the energy plus clear any ‘qi’ or ‘blood’ blockages in the uterus as endometriosis can cause stagnation and obstructions of the qi and blood in the lower part of your body (affecting your ability to get pregnant and exacerbating somatic symptoms).
At East West Fertility we have an initial endometriosis treatment / consultation which we combine with an acupuncture treatment – this session will run for approximately 60 minutes. Acupuncture is usually performed at different times in the cycle and Jenny will let you know when is the best time for you. Depending on your presentation and your response to the treatment we have different strategies to manage endometriosis pain and other signs and symptoms – but usually weekly or fortnightly treatments are suggested (lasting approximately 30-45 minutes) and followed through for at least 3 cycles. During the initial consultation and subsequent treatments different herbs and supplements may also be prescribed.
Please call us on 3720 0235 or click here to make an online booking as many clients have over the last 30 years.