Endometriosis refers to the occurrence of the cells of your uterine lining appearing outside of your uterine cavity, usually on your ovaries or fallopian tubes. Approximately 5-10% of women suffer from this condition, which is often characterized by pelvic pain that worsens during menstruation.
While in some cases there are fibroids and scarring that can explain your fertility issues, at times endometriosis may still be the cause even when present to only minor degrees. This explanation for this is as yet unknown.
Hormonal contraception therapy has become popular for the prevention and treatment of endometriosis, but this obviously prevents pregnancy as well. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help reduce some of the pain associated with endometriosis, and even acupuncture and TCM can help - a series of acupuncture treatments along with herbal supplementation such as Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang (Drive Out Blood Stasis Below the Diaphragm Concoction) have been shown to be very helpful. Osteopathy can also be very effective with structural and functional issues related to fertility, with the focus on restoring optimal function to your uterus and Fallopian tubes.
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