Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Acupressure

As we mentioned in previous articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. As we know, acupressure plays a very important role in some cultures in treating all kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how acupressure helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Since acupuncture involves using fine needles to treat endometriosis, acupressure is a system of applying pressure to the meridian points with the fingers.

II. How it works
Since Chinese practitioners believe that endometrial menstrual cramps are caused by qi and blood stagnation in related meridian points in the abdomen, hands and legs, by applying pressure to these points will help to restore the balance of qi as well as releasing the blood flow at the abdominal regions so the body can heal itself.
In fact, before acupressure can start there are several questions which you may be asked in details such as your family history living style, and how long symptoms have persisted. All these question are to ensure that the correct meridian point and herbs which will be used form a foundation in your treatment. Each section may require about 30 -45 minutes, you may feel some pressure when the acupressure technique is applied to your body, otherwise it is pain free.
Acupressure most of the time is used to treat symptoms of endometrial cramps due to blood stasis, qi stagnation, and phlegm and dampness. You may be given some herbs or Chinese herb tablets with you.
The treatment of endometrial cramps using acupressure technique may require at least 3 months to assure a good result. Please make sure you talk to your acupressure practitioner about the length of treatment. If this type of treatment is not covered under your insurance or Provincial health care plan, it may be costly.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.

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