Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan , L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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Endometriosis is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. This can lead to pain, irregular bleeding, and problems getting pregnant. More than five million women in the United States have endometriosis. It is one of the most common health problems for women. It can occur in any teen or woman who has menstrual periods, but it is most common in women in their 30s and 40s. The most common symptoms may include:

    Painful, heavy, or irregular periods
    Pain during or after sex
    Irritable bowels
    Fatigue and lower back pain

In western medicine, endometriosis is usually treated with hormones and surgery. Surgery is often only a temporary measure, because endometriosis recurs in most women. Treatment with synthetic hormones will suppress the symptoms of endometriosis, but the disease itself is not cured, and symptoms will often return after discontinuing the hormone therapy. Besides, the side effects with these drugs can be significant.

In TCM theory, endometriosis is caused by several pathology factors including blood stagnation, qi stagnation and deficiency, as well as cold and heat. In Chinese medicine, the primary pattern, or mechanism, that causes endometriosis is blood stasis. Blood stasis can be caused by emotional disturbance, chronic illness, exposure to cold temperatures, surgery, and genital infections. When the pattern of disease is blood stasis, the objective of the treatment is to invigorate blood and remove stasis using both acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Traditional Chinese medicine provides a safe, effective and natural approach, strengthens and balances all systems of the body. If you would like to pursue this form of traditional Chinese medicine treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.
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Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784