Acupuncture for Endometriosis: Research
We will be updating this page, from time to time, with research on Acupuncture for Endometriosis.
The role of treatment timing and mode of stimulation in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture: An exploratory randomised controlled trial (July 2017).
A study of 74 New Zealand women with primary dysmenorrhoea (period pain) published last year in PLOS One found that 12 acupuncture treatments over three months significantly reduced the intensity, duration and symptoms of the women’s pain – and this was sustained for 12 months! You can find the study here.
Although this study looks at period pain, not endometriosis specifically, a smaller trial is currently being carried out testing the effects of twice-weekly acupuncture over 8 weeks on endometriosis-specific period pain. Although the results have not yet been published, the author says the results are looking promising.
About the Author:
Dr. Grace Jones (BHSc.Acu) is the founder and primary practitioner at Bloom Chinese Medicine and has been in full time practice since early 2014. Grace is passionate about working in the areas of fertility, IVF support, pregnancy, and gynaecological (women's health) conditions. She is highly trained in these areas and is comprehensively trained in the highly effective Fertile Life Method. Grace is also passionate about improving women’s health and the myriad of conditions that can occur such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hormonal imbalances, dysmenorrhea (period pain), amenorrhea and pelvic pain, among others. Learn more about Grace here.