Endometriosis: This one is for the ladies!
Many women are being diagnosed with endometriosis these days. This disorder is often painful because the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus where it doesn’t belong.
What Is Endometriosis? Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. As it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle, it has no way to escape your abdomen, so it often creates pain, irregular periods, and occasionally, fertility issues.
This disorder is often suspected, but can only be diagnosed by an out-patient surgical procedure. If you suspect that you have endometriosis or have been diagnosed by your doctor, you will likely be looking at all of your options to manage the symptoms. If you’re looking to get pregnant, then you may be looking for a way to increase your chances. Fortunately, as an endometriosis specialist, I can help!
Here are a few of the things symptoms that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help relieve!
- Painful periods
- Irregular periods
- Back and other associated pain before and during periods
I work with many women suffering from endometriosis by offering an effective, natural solution. Whether you are looking to reduce your symptoms or trying to get pregnant, it’s worth a phone consult to learn more about how I can help YOU.
"My husband and I came to Jana after 18 months of trying to conceive and after 2 miscarriages. I was at my wits end. I was so emotionally drained from the different drugs and procedures. Each month riding what felt like a roller coaster of hope, excitement, disappointment and despair. It was really hard not to be completely obsessed with it all. Charting, temping, ovulation tests, IUIs, follow up blood work...it was all so exhausting! Jana helped balance that. Although she was treating me for fertility, she was focused on helping balance me so that when I did get pregnant again, I could sustain it. When I felt anxious, she helped calm me, when I was feeling hopeless and low, she helped pick me up. My husband has never been a huge believer in eastern medicine, but after he saw how much Jana helped me, he quickly climbed aboard. When I would have a rough day, or a disappointing day in my cycle, his first words would be, "Can you go see Jana?" I saw Jana for 7 months, and when I finally got that wonderful positive pregnancy test, I felt more assured that my body was in a good place to support a pregnancy. Although I was working with a reproductive endocrinologist, I believe Jana is the reason I am holding this pregnancy. All of my doctors were so focused on just getting me pregnant, but Jana was focused on helping me stay that way. Thank you Jana from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for me and our growing family!"
- Fertility:M.C & S.T
"Jana, if it had not been for you and your superb acupuncture therapy and your caring, accepting nature, Meghan and I would not have had such a magnificent experience conceiving, growing, and delivering this breathtaking baby girl! You were there to help get Meghan ready to conceive- getting her ready to create a life! You helped us get past the days of sadness for the lost first attempt, to the exuberance of a positive pregnancy test from the doctors office. You got us through the morning sickness and days upon days of saltines, pretzels and water to days of hunger that could not be satiated fast enough, resulting in the treks across Thornton hunting the best Chile Rellenos, or Mickey D’s for Dr. Pepper and French Fries. You eased Meghan’s mind from too many nights of dreaming dreams that belong to someone else, and heartburn that could make the devil scream in pain. You released stress and opened arteries for feet that no longer resembled thee feet of a human. Then there is the back pain and inability to get a full night’s sleep- (which you will not get again until this child is at least 13 anyway), the moment to moment self-questioning ‘am I going to be a good mom?’ what if… this and that…. When… how… what… where… you were there for all of it. You got us through- when we got to the last week before she was due- we thought that she was going to be the biggest baby in the world and it was time for her to come out of there---- ‘get her feet out of my ribs’ ‘get her head off of my bladder’ ‘I can’t sit, stand, lay, or sleep- I am famished, but there is no room for my stomach past one bite of food. There you were again- calming and reassuring and 2 days later----the sound of a woman’s water breaking at 5:15 in the morning is one of the most amazing sounds in the world…. And 29 and a half hours later she’s here, the most stunning baby girl in the whole world! So thank you, thank you for being you. Thank you for helping us experience the most marvelous experience in the life. We know it would not have been as amazing as it was if it had not been for you."
- Fertility:Adrienne and Dave F.
"My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for 8 months when our doctor recommended acupuncture. Jana told us it would be 3-6 months of weekly treatments, but it happened in 5 weeks! So far I feel great and we can't wait to welcome this baby into our family."