“Killer cramps”, long/heavy periods, bowel and urinary disorders, nausea and more; endometriosis is a painful, chronic condition affecting around 1 in 10 women and girls.
Endometriosis results when uterine lining or endometrial tissue, migrates outside the uterus to other parts of the body. These mobile tissues tend to reside within the pelvic cavity, where it attaches to any of the female reproductive organs (outside of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries) or any of the spaces between the bladder, uterus/vagina, and rectum.
This tissue responds in the same way to the uterine lying to hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle, i.e. each month the tissue builds up, breaks down, and sheds. Unfortunately, this tissue has no way of leaving the body and causes pain, internal bleeding, inflammation, bowel problems and scarring.
Following a thorough assessment, treatment will combine acupuncture, nutrition, and specific lifestyle advice. Recovery may take time, consequently, advice on ongoing care is essential.
Acuhealth relieves pain in a similar way to opioid painkillers, but without any adverse side effects. Treatments reduce inflammation and promote circulation to speed up healing.
Acuhealth treatment will include some or all of the following:
Each session takes approximately one hour.
All treatments are covered by the leading health insurance companies.