It was over 6 years ago, that I gained a complete healing from Endometriosis through Chinese Medicine. I had tried the methods of a Traditional Chinese Doctor. They included a deeper understanding of the body through energy channels and what is called Qi.
The Chinese describe Endometriosis as having a blockage in the abdominal area. It is described as pain as there is a blockage or a lack of “free flow” to the abdominal area. This generally described as lack of Qi due to lack of blood movement. The liver maintains this free flow of blood or Qi energy and hence why the main organ of focus for Endometriosis, tends to be the liver. Interestingly enough, this is also the main organ we tend to focus on as the liver controls the release of hormones and excess hormones in the body.
This is commonly called blood statis in Chinese Medicine. This is often indicated by dark, clotty menstruation, lower back pain, diarrhea, nausea and loss of appetite.
Here are the recommendations for Endometriosis, according to Traditional Chinese Principles:
- Avoid eating cold, damp foods during menstruation. Eat mostly warming foods, such as soups and broths. Include plenty of cinnamon and ginger to give the body extra warmth.
- Reduce stress
- Avoid drinking cold drinks, especially with meals as this slows digestion
- Avoid honey, molasses and maple syrup as they invigorate the “damp” or candida in the body. Other foods that are very damp on the body are fruits, dairy products, chocolate, pineapple and citrus fruit.
- Avoid Coffee as they contain many volatile oils.
Acupuncture is an effective method which works by stimulating these blockages in the body and releasing them, to flow normally again.
The Chinese Healers believe that Endometriosis is merely another expression of a blockage in the abdominal cavity and work at revitalising the lost Qi in the body.
Qi, in my understanding is the life-force or energy force in the body. You can gain more energy force through many of the foods you can eat. I know I find my energy is hightened when I eat more super foods and foods rich in nutritional power.
By working with a chinese doctor you can create herbs that work with your own body and the particular imbalances you have. It is really amazing how unique herbs and acupuncture work at restoring balance in the body. These methods have been used for centuries and have proven their effectiveness.
I am personally a great fan of Chinese Medicine and though my understanding of it is limited, I can really appreciate it’s effectiveness.
Have you tried Traditional Chinese Medicine? Acupuncture? What has been your experience?