Natural Healing Methods for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a very common gynecological problem affecting women. Pain and infertility are the most common symptoms. Some women may not experience any symptoms, while others may experience intense pain which affects the quality of life and day to day activities. Please take advice from a gynaecologist.

These herbs are useful for treating endometriosis:

  • Dandelion
  • Oregan grape root
  • Pasque flower
  • Chasteberry
  • False unicorn
  • Cramp bark or blackhaw bark
  • Black cohosh
  • Motherwort
  • Vervain
  • Yarrow
  • Hops
  • Valerian
  • Borage

Some treatments options and tips which can help ease your pain are:

  • Join a women support group such as Endometriosis Association or groups with similar ailment.
  • Maintain a diary or calendar- Write down when your symptoms are worse and when they are barely noticeable. Keep a record of your diet and activity. You will be able to keep track of some of your symptoms. This will help you avoid the things that cause pain and understand what makes you feel your best.
  • Eat more fish. Too much prostaglandin (hormone) produced at the time of your period is one cause for menstrual cramps. Eat foods which block prostaglandin production in the body. Fish contains omega 3 fats which suppress prostaglandin production.
  • Heat or Cold: Drink warm drinks and use a heating pad to relax the abdominal muscle cramps.

For some women, cold gives relief rather than warm treatments. So, keeping an ice pack on your lower abdominal region may give relief.

  • Caffeine present in tea, coffee, chocolates and many fizzy drinks could intensify pain in some women. So stay away from caffeine.
  • Keep a positive attitude and exercise lightly for relief.

Accupressure helps. When you feel pain, pressing two pressure points gives relief:

  1. Press 2 inches above ankle bone on the inside of your leg.
  2. Press the region where the bones of your thumb and index finger meet very hard.

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