Chinese medicine – which includes acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle – is one of the few natural treatment options that can be profoundly helpful for women suffering from endometriosis.
Endometriosis is typically part of pattern called “blood stagnation” in Chinese medicine, and can be due to various factors, including Qi and/or blood deficiency, liver qi stagnation, kidney deficiency, and/or excessive internal cold causing blood and tissue to collect and stagnate in the abdomen and uterus. Each of these causes typically responds very well to Chinese medicine treatments, and most cases of endometriosis can be very effectively treated with Chinese medicine.
The recommended course of treatment for endometriosis is weekly acupuncture for 8-12 weeks (with ongoing progress assessment), paired with Chinese herbal medicine and the following dietary and supplement guidelines:
- avoid all forms of gluten and dairy (except pastured butter or ghee)
- minimize all sweeteners and starchy foods
- minimize coffee and black tea
- eat plenty of organic non-starchy vegetables
- choose wild-caught seafood and organic, pastured eggs and meats
- eat plenty of healthy fats (good quality olive oil, unrefined coconut oil, pastured butter or ghee, fatty fish, eggs) and avoid all “poly-unsaturated fatty acids” (PUFAs), which are highly processed and very inflammatory oils: canola, corn, soybean (aka “vegetable”), sunflower, safflower, peanut, and cottonseed
- take Omega 3 daily
Getting some aerobic exercise 3-4 times a week is also very beneficial to stimulate circulation of Qi and blood throughout the body.
Comprehensive Chinese medical treatment for endometriosis typically brings profound and lasting relief, and can often completely resolve the root causes of this disease, safely and naturally.