Suffer from endometriosis? We can help

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At Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, we specialize in complex and chronic conditions, endometriosis is one of them. Call our office today, (425) 686-4498 to set-up your initial consultation to learn how we can help your specific concerns.

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Suffer from endometriosis? We can help

Natural and Effective Treatments for Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain

It is estimated that 25-38% of women who report chronic pelvic pain have endometriosis. Endometriosis is a painful disorder where tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside the uterus. This tissue can grow on ovaries, fallopian tubes, along pelvis, and even around intestines and bladder.

Common symptoms

People with endometriosis often suffer from painful periods, abdominal pain, heavy menses, pain with bowel movements, and infertility. Often and, unfortunately, patients can be misdiagnosed and placed on medications that may make symptoms worse and not get at the root cause. The gold standard to diagnosis endometriosis is still exploratory laparoscopic surgery, which can be helpful in diagnosis endometriosis but patients also report pain from the surgery as well as scars from the surgery.

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Getting a diagnosis is key but do know there are safe and effective treatment options available after diagnosis!

Acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can provide a comprehensive approach to safely and effectively help with hormone regulation, help with infertility, and increasing quality of life-living pain-free!

 

Acupuncture treatment for endometriosis

What do the studies say?

There is limited research on acupuncture and endometriosis, specifically, but there have been some new studies coming to light.

In a 2019, randomized-control study, women with diagnosed endometriosis related chronic pelvic pain were studied. The study found participants in the active group, receiving acupuncture experienced an average 4.8 point reduction in pain on a 11-point pain scale (62% reduction), compared to the control group not receiving acupuncture. The control group reported a 1.4 point reduction. In addition, the reduction in pain in the active group that received acupuncture lasted for 6-months or longer, based on the studies 6-month re-assessment.

Next steps

So if you suffer from endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, or irregular menses, you should consider taking a holistic approach to regulating hormones, reducing pain, and increasing quality of life! Acupuncture is unique in that there are no harmful side effects and can provide a drug-free option to ending chronic pain!

At Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, we specialize in complex and chronic conditions, endometriosis is one of them. Call our office today, (425) 686-4498 to set-up your initial consultation to learn how we can help your specific concerns.


Sources:

Uptodate.com

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2610346/

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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
Dr. Heintze Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Doctor

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