Endometriosis is a serious condition that affects up to one third of women struggling with infertility and on average takes 7-12 years to diagnose. Period pain is the main symptom for the majority of sufferers, however, it is not an indicator of the severity of the disease with around one quarter of women who have endometriosis experiencing no pain whatsoever.
The only definitive method of diagnosis is with a surgical laparoscopy, which is why many women are only diagnosed after they have not been able to fall pregnant. 60% of women with endometriosis experience infertility.
Western medicine currently has no cure for endometriosis and treatment is one of symptom control, typically, through the use of the Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) to control and reduce menstrual bleeding.
With a wealth of experience in supporting women with endometriosis we are committed to providing you with expert care. Our treatment consists of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional guidance and lifestyle shifts and aims to reduce the inflammation associated with endometriosis. These treatment protocols can help to reduce the signs and symptoms of endometriosis and minimise its reoccurence whilst improving fertility outcomes.
Additionally, if possible, we like to treat women soon after surgical removal of endometriosis lesions to help reduce the chances of regrowth. We can also refer you to our trusted network of specialists who are the most experienced at this delicate surgery if you need some guidance.
Endometriosis can significantly affect the lives of those who suffer from it. A great organisation to reach out to if you suffer is Endometriosis Australia. This amazing organisation supports women with endometriosis and aims to increase the awareness of this disease and fund research into the causes, treatments and ultimately the prevention of endometriosis. Their website is; https://www.endometriosisaustralia.org