Endometriosis is an illness cause by the growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. The tissue still responds to the same hormones as uterus, causing bleeding during the menstruation, irritation, pain and the forming of the scar tissue. Further growth of this tissue causes adhesions, and those might affect the function and in some cases blocking of certain organs.
This illness affects almost 12 million of mostly Caucasian American women, usually between 25 and 44 years of age, but may also occur in teenagers. So far, the exact cause of endometriosis is not known. The identified risk factors for this illness include: the genetic predisposition, uterus abnormalities and the first childbirth after the age of 30.
The common symptoms are usually pain in the uterus, organs in the pelvic cavity and lower back before and during the period, which is why this illness is often mistaken for menstrual cramps. Some of the patients feel nauseous, vomit and have constipation, and excessive bleeding during their period. Women may experience pain during the sexual intercourse or be infertile due to this illness.
Homeopathy for Endometriosis
The western (allopathic) medicine doesn’t have an answer to this illness. Doctors can give medications to relieve some of the symptoms, but can’t cure the disease itself. Medications almost always have some side effects. The most commonly prescribed are danazol, gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and birth control pills, all of which may cause unpleasant or serious adverse effects. Another option might be the surgical removal of ovaries, which is recommended for moderate to severe cases of endometriosis.
Homeopathy treats the person and all of his or her symptoms, including the physical, emotional and psychological symptoms. Every person has a different cause of the illness and that’s what homeopathy is treating. Homeopathic remedies are often made of herbs and minerals, absolutely harmless for the patient and without any side effects.
Homeopathic practitioners agree that the person suffering from endometriosis have suffered some traumatic event and grief. That stress caused weakening of their body and led to this illness. They say that endometriosis is just one expression of the Sycotic genetic background (or Sycotic miasm), and that all these people have common symptoms.
Mental symptoms: these patients often experience short term memory weakness. Kids may have problems with concentration, daydreaming and restlessness, and the only productive time may be at night, between 8pm and 2am.
Emotional symptoms: in most cases patients prefer an active and exciting life. They are passionate, love sex and the adrenalin rush. Sometimes, it might even lead them to criminal activities.
Physical symptoms: patients may have problems with hyperactive glands, asthma, polyps, cysts, warts and tumors.
Natural Remedies for Endometriosis
Naturopaths suggest using: ginger tea, ice packs and fresh fruit and vegetable juices to ease the endometriosis symptoms. You might also want to try some herbal remedies. The most commonly used are: false unicorn root, chaste berry, cohosh and cramp bark, and sometimes rosemary, milk thistle, dandelion, and vervain.
Vitamin B complex and food rich in fibers are highly recommended in patients suffering from endometriosis, as well as the regular physical activity.