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Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for reducing the symptoms of endometriosis such as pelvic pain. The positive effects of acupuncture on infertility caused by endometriosis stem from its regulation of immunological inflammation that can cause problems with the ovarian environment and uterine lining. Lastly, the estrogenic dependent component of endometriosis reacts well to the liver regulating effects of both acupuncture and important dietary principles that should be employed.
Acupuncture treatments are generally administered once per week for minimum 3 months/cycles before embarking on an IVF cycle. Treatments may also be grouped together at particular phases of the menstrual cycle (this is determined by the presentation of the Endometriosis and the opinion of the doctor). Chinese herbal medicine is also used extensively when treating this condition.