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Natural therapies for endometriosis

I recently found out I have endometriosis. I’ve been very fortunate throughout my lifetime. Never really having much pain, that time of the month came and went, as it was no big deal. It wasn’t until my 40s that I started having any real issues. Last year I’d written an article about removing scar tissue from an appendectomy scar. Little did I know, I was dealing with endometrial scarring and adhesions.

I woke up one morning with such intense back pain. I had no idea what happened. My go-to treatments weren’t working, so I talked to a few chiropractor friends, scheduled a massage but couldn’t get relief or figure out what was going on. I was just in miserable pain for weeks. Eventually I ended up in my primary doctor’s office.

What a relief, as that made so much sense. For years I was able to manage various symptoms with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and microcurrent, but this tied everything together. Not that anyone is thrilled to hear endometriosis as a diagnosis, but as an acupuncturist and herbalist, I know this can be manageable with the tools I have at my disposal.

According to Mayo Clinic, endometriosis is a disorder that is often painful where the endometrium grows outside of the uterus. The tissue thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Surrounding tissues can also become irritated and develop adhesions, causing organs to stick to each other. Often times it causes pain, sometimes even severe and debilitating pain. Endometriosis symptoms develop slowly over time for many women and develops over many years. Every woman experiences different levels and types of pain, making diagnosis difficult. Some women describe many other symptoms like leg pain, sciatica, hip pain, irritable bowel and other various digestive issues and just too many other things to list, all being related to endometriosis.

Recently I had a patient with endometriosis who complained of back pain and of tightness running down her leg. I was able to resolve some adhesions in some reproductive organs and it immediately released the muscle in her leg—all in the course of about 4 minutes. One of the amazing things about using frequencies to heal, is that they always do what they’re supposed to do, when you know what you’re treating.

Treating a complicated condition like endometriosis with frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) involves a dance between removing adhesions and reducing inflammation. Specific frequencies address specific tissues reducing inflammation, removing scar tissue and adhesions, and healing the tissue itself. It’s a delicate balance between treating inflammation and removing the adhesions. For me, I’ve experienced back pain that made it hard to function for two weeks. Once I realized what I was dealing with, it was relatively easy to treat with herbal medicine and FSM.

Other natural therapies for endometriosis

  • Diet. This is an inflammatory condition, so looking at diet and eliminating things that cause inflammation is key.
  • Extra greens, blueberries, ginger and turmeric can be beneficial. As well as eliminating things like soy and other high estrogen foods
  • Vitamins like C, D and E and supplements like magnesium can have a positive effect.
  • Chamomile tea has been shown to possibly suppress the growth of endometrial cells.
  • Mayan abdominal massage.
  • Acupuncture is typically a well-tolerated therapy. It can help with pain and inflammation and more times than not it helps women live more manageable lives with this condition.

Pamela Kososki, founder of Valley Chronic Pain, is a licensed Acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine and bachelors in Nutrition. She continuously strives to improve her patients outcomes by studying with experts around the world. She has a passion for women’s health concerns, orthopedics and mental health and how to help conditions like these with a holistic approach. You can find out more by visiting valleysportsacu.com or calling 920-422-4910.

“One of the amazing things about using frequencies to heal, is that they always do what they’re supposed to do, when you know what you’re treating.”

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