It's EndoMarch and Katie and Jess wanted to do their part in spreading awareness of what can be an incredibly debilitating condition & something they see often in clinic, endometriosis. With 1 in 10 women experiencing the symptoms associated with endometriosis and it taking up to 10 years before official diagnosis, women are suffering more than they need to.
In this episode of The Nourished Wrap Katie and Jess feature special guest, acupuncturist and owner of Balance Acupuncture Louise Bennett who has a special interest in treating women's health issues, such as endometriosis. The three ladies delve into what endometriosis is, signs and symptoms, potential causes, nutritional therapy that can support endo and all about the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach that can also support these women.
What we learn is that acupuncture provides several benefits to endometriosis sufferers on many different levels and is also an excellent complement to nutritional therapy and vice versa (and not just with endo but all hormonal imbalance).
We hope you enjoy this podcast spreading awareness and offering support on a very common women's health disorder.
You can find out more about Louise through her Facebook page here
Further reading -
Bacterial influences in endometriosis - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/rmb2.12083
Endometriosis and auto immunity - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aji.13095
Inflammation and endometriosis pain - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043276014001866
Nutrition & endometriosis - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tommaso_Occhiali/publication/325092608_Endometriosis_and_food_habits_Can_diet_make_the_difference/links/5b51a14845851507a7b25954/Endometriosis-and-food-habits-Can-diet-make-the-difference.pdf?origin=publication_detail
Gluten free in endometriosis -
Acupuncture in endometriosis - https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0186616