Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosis a publication in one of the most prestigious evidence journals. Evidence doesn’t get stronger than this.
Chinse herbal medicine outperformed conventional drugs in endometriosis management. Authors concluded that Chinese medicine has fewer side effects, but similar benefits to gestrinone. Oral Chinese medicine tinctures may have a better effect than danazol in relieving dysmenorrhea, even shrinking adnexal masses when used in combination with a Chinese medicine enema.
Chinese herbs for endometriosis
Flower A, Liu JP, Chen S, Lewith G, Little P
Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition causing menstrual and pelvic pain. Treatment involves surgery and hormonal drugs, with potentially unpleasant side effects and high rates of reoccurrence of endometriosis. This review suggests that Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) may be useful in relieving endometriosis-related pain with fewer side effects than experienced with conventional treatment. However, the two trials included in this review are of poor methodological quality so these findings must be interpreted cautiously. Better quality randomised controlled trials are needed to investigate a possible role for CHM in the treatment of endometriosis.