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Acupuncture for Adenomyosis

For many women, fertility issues can present a range of complexities and conditions. Fortunately, acupuncture – a traditional Chinese medicine for over 5,000 years – is an effective option for relieving adenomyosis and other related troubles. Practised today by professionals like Eastern Therapies, this non-invasive approach offers a promising solution.

This modality has been successfully employed for many years in treating symptoms associated with adenomyosis and other fertility issues. It is an ideal option for those looking for relief without the invasiveness of conservative surgical treatment or medication. By targeting the root cause of the issue, acupuncture can bring about balance and well-being in the reproductive system.

What Is Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is an abnormal growth in your uterine wall until recently mistaken for fibroids. Adenomyosis growths are not muscle like they are with fibroids, but they are bits of uterine lining that have grown into the uterine muscle. The symptoms include:

  • Abdominal distension
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Very heavy periods
  • Diagnosis is by pelvic ultrasound or MRI

Western Treatment For Adenomyosis

  • Hysterectomy
  • Oral contraceptive
  • Surgery and drug therapy
  • Mirena IUD- hormonal IUD will reduce blood flow by 90%, which can be helpful.
  • Myomectomy, uterine artery embolization, but due to the high risk of complication patient may need a hysterectomy. Also, the surgery and drug costs are high with external treatment methods.

Diet And Lifestyle Change For Adenomyosis

  • Avoid cow’s dairy as dairy makes periods heavier and can worsen underlying inflammation.
  • Avoid gluten, as it can worsen the immune dysfunction that is part of adenomyosis.
  • Reduce alcohol intake, as alcohol reduces the liver’s ability to detoxify oestrogen.

You may consider taking some supplements like:

  • Turmeric, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, lightens periods and reduces oestrogen.
  • Zinc can reduce pain, inflammation and relieve uterine muscle spasm.
  • Natural progesterone will make periods lighter.
  • Cinnamon and the holden combination is traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Regular use has been shown to prevent fibroids growth, which may also help with Adenomyosis.

Can Acupuncture Help With Adenomyosis, And How?

By reducing inflammation and improving blood flow and oxidative stress in the uterus, acupuncture is a well-documented treatment for adenomyosis. It has been known to reduce heavy bleeding, pain and discomfort associated with this illness. If you’re looking for an alternative form of pain management that’s less invasive than other methods, acupuncture may be the answer you are looking for you. It can provide significant relief from your adenomyosis symptoms.

As per a clinical trial conducted by researchers from Shanghai Yueyang Hospital and Fudan University Affiliated Maternity Hospital, warm needle acupuncture is an effective protocol for treating adenomyosis (cold stagnation, blood-stasis type). The results showed that both treatments reduced uterine growth volume, with a bigger decline (more improvement) seen in the acupuncture group.

Serum CA125 decreased in both groups, with a bigger drop in the acupuncture group. GnRH-a significantly downregulated CA-125 but decreased LH, E2 and FSH levels, which could lead to amenorrhea, thus affecting patients’ quality of life. Acupuncture, by contrast, had no unwanted side effects using control group intervention methods. Therefore, it is preferred to GnRH-a when accounting for adverse effects and relieving clinical symptoms.

This is a great option to explore if you suffer from adenomyosis and are looking for an effective way to reduce discomfort and pain relief. Acupuncture may provide the relief you need for physical and mental health! Consult me to learn more about its potential benefits.

If you would like more information about how acupuncture could help you please get in touch.