Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease, where endocrine-immunological interactions are believed to be involved in the development of the disease. Endometriosis classification has always puzzled researchers, and many are still debating whether it is actually an auto-immune condition or even a microbial disease even though it is still heavily influenced by the hormones in the menstrual cycle. This perplexing condition is now believed to be affecting at least 1 in 9 women in Australia and progression normal starts in the teenage years. Endometrioses is a condition where, tissue that is similar to the uterine lining grows throughout the pelvis on structures such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic ligaments, and on the outside of the uterus, bowel and bladder. These growths undergo cyclical changes (related to the menstrual cycle), where patches of endometriosis thicken and are shed but unlike the shedding of the uterine lining, the tissue in the pelvic cavity has no way of being cleared, so over time it builds up in the body and forms masses and lesions. The active lesions are hormone-sensitive and will swell and then bleed with each menstrual cycle. They can cause severe pain, heavy menstrual bleeds, scarring, and negatively impact fertility.
Endometriosis Naturopathy Perth
Natural treatment of endometriosis is completely individualised as each woman experiences the condition differently and might be at different stages of the disease. To me it is most important to use treatments that reduce pain and inflammation, while also improving immune function, gut health and optimising hormone levels. A lot of this can be achieved through nutrition and lifestyle adjustments in combination with herbal medicine and nutritional supplementation. My main focus at the start is to improve the overall quality of life and reduce pain for my clients while working at reducing the disease progression.
As a Naturopath specialising in women and hormones. I take endometriosis very seriously, the pain and discomfort these women go through can be unimaginable and is often take years to diagnose and often largely brushed off as simply ‘period pain.’ The most important aspect for me holistically is that my clients feel seen, safe and supported through their treatment. Natural medicine is a great help when it comes to relieving the uncomfortable symptoms associated with endometriosis. Natural medicine can also help limit the proliferation of endometriosis. But NO…Natural medicine does not cure endometriosis (although it may be able to help reduce it) and rebalance the body system. The idea is to put it into remission.