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Alternative Therapy for Women with Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful disease in women that affects a women’s reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, and pelvis. Excess tissue grows outside of the uterus, causing many complications for women. One of the complications is that it is difficult to diagnose. According to medicalnewstoday.com, one in ten women will live endometriosis. Unfortunately, six out of ten women will remain undiagnosed indefinitely, and it generally takes women between four and eleven years to receive a diagnosis due to how invasive it is.

Symptoms include pain, abnormal or heavy menstrual cycles, infertility, painful urination, extreme cramping, painful bowel movements during menstruation, back pain, and so much more. Always consult your doctor if you have ongoing pain and abnormal menstruation cycles.

While there is no cure for endometriosis, there are ways to manage it and keep inflammation down.

Alternative therapy is offered worldwide and can help many women to reduce pain, stress, and inflammation.

Herbs and Food

Yes, that’s right! Food and herbs can help to reduce inflammation.

So, what are they?

  • Celery
  • Soybeans
  • Chickpeas
  • Peanuts
  • Pistachios
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Anything with Omega-6 or Omega-3

Turmeric, magnesium, castor oil, ginger, and flaxseed are herbs that could help, as well.

Massage

A massage can help reduce pain tight muscles and relieve tension and stress to promote healing. In addition, you can customize each massage to your preference, from the pressure used to the specific area that needs attention.

If you have or believe you have endometriosis, a massage focused on the stomach, sides, and back would help relieve stress, tension, and cramping that comes with pelvic pain.

Types of massage that benefit people living with endometriosis:

  • Shiatsu
  • Deep tissue
  • Classic
  • Hot-stone

Try a gentle massage first and see how you feel afterward. Having weekly or bi-weekly massages could help manage painful symptoms.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help relieve stress, tension, and pain in patients that have endometriosis by placing sterilized needles near the meridian points of the pelvic area and abdomen. It helps stimulate nerves, muscles, tissue and, reduces inflammation, as well as releases endorphins. It also increases blood flow.

You always want to make sure you consult your doctor before pursuing alternative therapy. Still, acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment popular worldwide and has helped so many people who struggle with chronic pain.

Following your first treatment, try to stay consistent so you reap the benefits.

While the results of acupuncture truly treating endometriosis isn’t widely researched yet, the trials that have been done suggest that acupuncture has helped relieve pain and stress, especially when correlating it with yoga and meditation.

Yoga & Meditation

If you struggle with endometriosis, you are probably familiar with stress and tension. Some people even experience depression due to chronic pain, which then affects the overall well-being of the body and mind. Yoga and meditation are excellent alternative therapies that can help guide you to a better quality of life through de-stressing and relieving tension.

Studies on endometriosis suggest that adopting yoga and meditation into your daily routine will reduce pelvic pain. This also includes a reduction in stress and tension.

Meditation is about control and focus through breathing and relaxing the body and mind. This helps on a psychological level and can improve your overall well-being.

Types of yoga poses you should do with endometriosis:

  • Happy baby pose
  • Child’s pose
  • Reclined hero pose
  • Garland pose
  • Reclined bound angle pose

Final Thoughts

Endometriosis is exhausting, painful, and stressful. If you suffer from this disease, know you are not alone. Consult with your doctor, and get a plan going. Reach out to a naturopath and a holistic healer to help you on a new journey to cope and reduce the stress and pain to live a better and more pain-free life.

Koshas is the first online portal providing curated information and resources in the alternative medicine field. Our goal is to provide users and practitioners with the best resources and services in the world of alternative and holistic medicine, allowing accessibility to everyone.

For more information, visit www.koshas.com

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