Chinese Fertility Herbs
A Western bio-medical point of view or what your doctor would tell you, is that endometriosis is a condition where cells that should be in the uterus have wondered outside of the uterus. They still act the same way they did when they were still in the uterus. They bleed or slough off every month when the woman has her period but there is no place for the blood to go. This is painful and this is why the main symptom of endometriosis is severely painful periods. It hurts just like it hurts when you bleed from an injury.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has another explanation for these very painful period women have when they are diagnosed with endometriosis and offer a much less toxic form of treatment that does not have these horrible side effects and doesn’t involve surgery. Best of all this natural treatment for endometriosis is very effective at stopping the pain and even break up the adhesions caused from endometriosis.
Traditional Chinese Medical theory views endometriosis as a problem of “blood stagnation”. When the blood stagnates it will cause problems where ever it is sitting for too long. We often need to use herbs to move blood. If there is a lot of scaring or adhesions Chinese herbs that are known to break up masses will be given too.
You might wonder why the blood would stagnate. Often it happens because there is a deficiency of blood in the body. You can imagine it as a river that does not have enough water in it. It will form puddles rather flowing. These puddles are like the stagnating blood. Herbs that nourish blood are often added to Chinese herbal formula when treating blood stagnation problems.
Below are a few examples of Chinese herbs that might be used in a formula.
They are not the only herbs as each woman is different so each formula could be different. Only a practitioner of Chinese Medicine would know how to look for all the signs and symptoms that could be involved in this complex condition.
Chinese herbs: succinum, rhubarb, turtle shell, trogopterus, typha, sparganium, zedoaria, myrrh, frankincense