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What are different home remedies for treating Endometriosis? – Part 2

What is meant by Endometriosis?

• Endometriosis is a condition that affects the reproductive system and pelvic area of a woman’s body.
• Endometriosis is associated with the menstrual cycle and the hormones that trigger menstruation.
• The disease begins when little particles that resemble the uterus lining build towards the pelvic cavity.
• These particles start functioning like the lining of the uterus known as endometrium.
• The endometrium responds to the hormones in the body and prepares by accumulating blood cells and other important chemicals every month for a possible pregnancy.
• If pregnancy does not take place, the blood is shed through the menstrual period.
• The particles that travel to the pelvic cavity also function and start reacting to hormones in the same way.
• The blood that is shed from these growths cannot leave the body which can lead to internal bleeding and inflammation.
• This can go on for months and even for years before symptoms of pain and discomfort start to be noticed.
• Many women experience worsening pain during menstruation during this phase.

Symptoms for Endometriosis

• Ectopic pregnancy
• Pelvic inflammatory disease
• Ovarian cysts
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Uterine fibroids
• Appendicitis
• Pain during and after menstruation
• Painful sexual intercourse
• Lower back pain
• Pain during bowel movements
• Pain while urinating
• Irregular periods
• Heavy bleeding during periods
• Infertility
• Tiredness
• Low grade fever
• Recurring allergies or infections
• Headache
• Low blood sugar
• Depression

Disease conditions like below can cause Endometriosis

• Fibromyalgia
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Under-activity of the thyroid gland
• Rheumatoid arthritis

Home Remedies for Endometriosis

9. Motherwort
• They help to regulate hormonal levels.
• The herb, motherwort, helps to enhance blood volume in the reproductive system.
• It also stimulates better functioning and in combating menstrual problems such as blood clots or poor flow.
• To prepare motherwort tea, add a teaspoon of the dried herb to a cup of hot water and allow it to steep for about 15 minutes.
• Drink about three cups of the tea daily.

10. Chamomile
• Chamomile helps to alleviate severe cramping and pain during menstruation.
• This is often associated with endometriosis.
• This tea also helps to relieve stomach troubles.
• The herb may be used in the form of capsules, tincture or tea.

Diet for Endometriosis

• The compounds called indoles are present in vegetables such as kale, broccoli and cauliflower which help to control the metabolism of estrogen.
• Flaxseeds may be useful in the treatment of endometriosis as they are found to improve in conditions associated with estrogen.
• Omega-3 fatty acids may help to slow down the growth of abnormal endometrial tissue.
• They are present in fish such as sardines, salmon and tuna.
• Fish oil capsules also help to boost the intake of omega 3 fatty acids.
• By combining herbs such as wild yam root, horsetail, red clover blossoms and red raspberry leaves, a beneficial herbal tea for endometriosis can be made.
• Combine all the herbs and add them to water and bring to a boil and then let it simmer for five minutes, then cover and allow it to cool and then Strain and drink.
• This tea may be consumed twice every day for a period of two weeks.
• Foods such as caffeine, chocolate and carbonated beverages should be avoided which can aggravate the symptoms of endometriosis.

Acupuncture Treatment for Endometriosis

Women can obtain relief with acupuncture treatment. There are some points to apply pressure like:
• Midway between inside anklebone and Achilles tendon in back of ankle.
• Four fingers below kneecap, one finger outside shinbone.
• Four fingers below belly button.
• Sacral points at base of spine.
• Three fingers below belly button.
• Middle of pelvic crease where leg joins trunk.

Endometriosis Herbs

• Goldenseal
• Dandelion (fresh leaves can be used in salad)
• Artichoke
• Silybum (milkthistle)
• Burdock (the variety known as gobo root can be eaten)
– Take these herbs single or in combination twice daily in the form of:
• 2 tsp. extract
• 2-3 capsules
• 1 cup infusion
– To improve pelvic circulation
• Xanthoxylon
• Ocotillo
• Goldenseal
• Witch hazel
– Take these herbs twice daily in the form of
• 1 tsp. extract
• 1-2 capsules
• 1/2 cup infusion
– To balance estrogen production
• Take chaste-tree berry (Vitex)
– Take this once or twice daily in the form of
• 2 tsp.extract
• 2-3 capsules
• 1 cup infusion
– To calm the pain
• Crampbark
• Black haw
• Valerian
• Wild yam
– Take these herbs every two to three hours as needed in the form of:
• 1 tsp.extract
• 1-2 capsules
• 1/2 cup infusion

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