We Treat Endometriosis Pain Naturally
Clear Passage®️ is a world leader in treating endometriosis pain naturally, without surgery or drugs. With over three decades of experience, studies and citations on our physio/physical therapy treating endometriosis and intercourse pain have been published in numerous peer-reviewed U.S. and international medical journals.
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Our therapists also treat endometriosis-related infertility.
Success Treating Endometriosis Without Surgery or Drugs
Studies on our work published in the prestigious Journal of Endometriosis show menstrual pain decreases after Clear Passage®️ therapy were virtually identical to surgical results, even a year after therapy (the same follow-up period as surgical studies.) Of course, our patients avoided the risks of surgery, including risks from anesthesia, inadvertent enterotomy (cutting into a nearby organ by mistake), and the common occurrence of post-surgical adhesions. Unlike surgery, published studies in that journal and others showed our therapy decreased intercourse pain with nearly every patient, and improved sexual function (desire, orgasm, lubrication) in most. Study results for improving sexual function are available by clicking here.
Causes and Frequency of Endometriosis
Endometriosis refers to a condition in which endometrial tissue that normally lines the uterus is found in other areas of the body. It may appear on or near the reproductive organs, within the abdominal cavity or virtually anywhere in the body. Endometriosis causes inflammation, often accompanied by adhesions that form to help the body isolate endometrial implants, or heal from the accompanying inflammation. These adhesions can join structures with strong glue-like bonds that can last a lifetime.
Adhesions, endometriosis, pain and dysfunction are often intimately related in these patients. Adhesions from endometriosis can cause pain anywhere in the body (abdomen, pelvis, lower back). Dysfunctions such as poor digestion, irritable bowel and infertility may also result from the adhesions and endometriosis. In our patients, we have found that the pull of adhesions on pain-sensitive structures is the cause of the severe, debilitating pain in many women zwith endometriosis.
Clear Passage®️ Treatment
The Clear Passage®️ approach treats endometriosis by focusing on manually decreasing or eliminating adhesions commonly found with endometriosis. We find the chemical bonds that attach each of the tiny collagen fibers to its neighbor can dissipate or dissolve when placed under a very site-specific sustained pressure over time. Published results found that Clear Passage®️ treatment for endometriosis pain was as effective as surgical treatment, without the risks and side effects that are associated with surgery.
The “hands-on” work practiced at Clear Passage®️ clinics is designed to reduce or eliminate adhesions, cross-link by cross-link. It has been shown in peer-reviewed medical journals to reduce adhesions, decrease pain, and improve soft tissue mobility, without the risks of surgery or drugs.
Other Treatment Options (Surgery, Drugs)
“Women may have varying degrees of acceptance towards surgical risks or side effects of drugs, and may choose therapy instead.”
– Paolo Vercellini, MD, President of World Endometriosis Society
While lysis of adhesions can be effective, the surgery has two major drawbacks:
- It carries risks associated with anesthesia and infection, and
- Despite the best skills of the finest surgeon, the body generally creates more adhesions as it heals from the surgery designed to remove them.
A multi-decade study in Digestive Surgery showed that 55% to 100% of women develop adhesions following pelvic surgery. (Liakakos et al., 2001) Another huge study reported that 35% of all open abdominal or pelvic surgery patients were readmitted to the hospital more than twice to treat post-surgical adhesions during the 10 years after their original surgery. (Ellis et al., 1999) Thus, abdominal surgery itself has been implicated as a major cause of adhesion formation and many patients become trapped in a cycle of surgery-adhesions-surgery – with no end in sight.
Published Success Rates
Adhesions and Sexual Function
In “Increasing Orgasm and Decreasing Dyspareunia by a Manual Physical Therapy Technique,” (Wurn et al., 2004b) we examined the improvements in female sexual function after CP treatment. Patients reported improvements in overall sexual function, with significant improvements in:
- Intercourse pain
Adhesions: Endometriosis Pain and Sexual Function
In “Decreasing dyspareunia and dysmenorrhea in women with endometriosis via a manual physical therapy: Results from two independent studies,” (Wurn et al., 2011) we reported the results of our therapy in women with endometriosis. Patients reported decreased period pain during the:
Patients also reported improvements in overall sexual function, as well as in all six individual domains of sexual function:
- Pain with intercourse
In 2014, Clear Passage®️ published a follow-up report in the Journal of Endometriosis, titled “Update on ‘Decreasing dyspareunia and dysmenorrhea in women with endometriosis via a manual physical therapy: Results from two independent studies.’” This report assessed the long-term impact of the Clear Passage®️ Approach on menstrual and intercourse pain in women with endometriosis. The results were excellent, showing:
- Significant reduction in menstrual pain four and 12 months post treatment, and
- Significant reduction in intercourse pain at four months and suggestive at 12 months post treatment, with 50% of patients reporting complete resolution of pain. (Rice, Patterson et al., 2014)
These statistics indicate that, when compared to the results of surgery, the Wurn Technique and Clear Passage®️ Approach is at least as effective as this mainstream standard of care, without having to undergo surgery.