Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Endometriosis and Chinese Herbs

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. Chinese herbs have been used for over 5000 years and some of them have been used to treat endometriosis effectively.

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In fact, both herbalists and Chinese practitioners aim to treat endometriosis pains by underlining its causes.
I. Definition
Chinese medicine has been used as the primary medication throughout Asia and it is considered an alternative medical system in much of the western world. In endometriosis, traditional Chinese medicine addresses the imbalance of Chi in the reproductive and other related organs and helps to re-establish the flow of Chi, thus leading to recovery.

II. Types of treatment
1. Regulates hormones
The Chinese herb with combination of bupleurum and peony makes a hormone enhancing medication that helps to restore hormonal imbalance in the reproductive system that causes symptoms of endometriosis such as menstrual cramps abdominal pain, premenstrual syndrome, anxiety, and depression.

2. Inhibits the excessive protagslandins
Bupleurum and Rehmannia are a traditional Chinese medicine that have a liver tonic properties. By strengthening the liver, it helps to increase the synthesis protein and fat metabolism of the liver, thus inhibiting the excessive protagslandins that cause an over-active uterus and endometrial pain.

3. Strengthens the immune system
Chinese tribulus terrestris is used as diuretic. By strengthening the liver it helps to boost the immune system, resulting in a reduced risk of endometriosis forming and decreases endometriosis cramps by increasing the level of fat metabolism.

4. Reduce menstrual cramps
Don quai is commonly known as a herb specially made for woman's reproductive system by nature. It includes substances that help to regulate a woman's period flow during the menstrual cycle as well as reducing the pain caused by hormone imbalance and weakness due to loss of blood. It is specially helpful to prevent forming of endometriosis and treating the causes of endometrial cramp.

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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