Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID is a disease of the upper genital tract in which a young female experiences the infection of ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix. It usually happens as a result of untreated sexually transmitted infection that spreads from your vagina to uterus and then to inner reproductive organs. Some women with the pelvic inflammatory disease have no symptoms at all. Others may have vague symptoms like fever, pain in the abdomen, foul vaginal discharge, pain during sex or urination and irregular bleeding. It can be recognized later if you are struggling to become pregnant or if you develop chronic pelvic pain. According to research, 1 in 8 women with PID history has difficulty getting pregnant.
PID can be treated by abstaining sex for some time and with antibiotic treatment, which usually takes 14 days. You get a mixture of antibiotics to cover the most likely infections and often an injection and pills. The researchers find that the chronic PID often results from the acute phase of the disease, which not only damages the body tissues but also cause scarring and localized pelvic adhesions. It was also noted that the primary cause is delayed or incomplete treatment of the disease
But besides this traditional clinical treatment, researchers at the University of Tongji in Shanghai (China), conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of chronic inflammatory disease of the pelvis. A total of 103 patients were divided into two categories; a group of individuals who receive several acupuncture sessions over a period of 2.6 years along with the herbal medicine and another group of people who received conventional care management alone..
Acupuncture is found to be effective for the treatment of chronic pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The trial shows that acupuncture had an overall effective rate of 90.4% and therapy produces remarkable improvements in patient outcomes. Objective measurements also show improvements with several findings, including WBCs and other pro-inflammatory agents. In addition, there was a significant reduction of stagnant liquids and elimination of inflammatory masses as a result of acupuncture therapy.
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