Here is the background to my own story how I healed/gained remission (whatever you want to call it) from endometriosis, with a brief insight of how to decide about your own method for natural, gentle and effective healing from this disease.
The content and final outcome of my own story is a stark contrast from that of so many women around the world who suffer from this devastating disease.
The content differs because I did not go through the rounds of drugs, tests, operations, false hopes, mis-guided information, more drugs, more pain, worsening symptoms ….. need I go on; because so many of you know and experience this scenario - year in year out. It is utterly heart breaking.
The outcome of my story was based totally upon my absolute focus and conviction to get well, to get rid of Endometriosis, to banish this disease from my life. And I did. I took the slow, steady, gentle, and natural way using natural therapies and healthy diet along with LOTS of positive thinking. And the final outcome …… I did beat Endometriosis, and it never returned. It is nearly 10 years ago that I was given proof that I had beaten endometriosis, by a visual inspection of my internal organs, with a laparoscopy, and the gyne said there was NO active endometriosis and that it had all dried up.
The reason for my second laparoscopy was based purely on a very strong intuitive feeling of the need to be checked internally. I felt something was amiss but I had no idea what, and I had no symptoms. In fact I was fitter than I had been in many years. During the operation one cyst was found on my ovary and treated, but like I said, all the other cysts and signs of Endometriosis had simply dried up.
My homoeopath told me that she felt this last cyst was the last physical evidence, the final manifestation of the disease. It was as though all the toxic debris and residue of endometriosis had been moped up into one place, ready for the final treatment. My intuition to get checked internally despite feeling really fit and well was so strong and would not go away. I tried to ignore it, knowing how fit I felt, but in the end my intuition was screaming at me.
I had worked with my homoeopath for 4 years and together we went through ‘layers’ of healing, finally getting to the root causes of my ill health and Endometriosis. The disease was finally laid to rest with the support of homoeopathic remedies and many steps I took to help myself using diet and various supplements. The final cyst on my ovary was the last ‘process’ in my healing, strange as that may sound. This cyst made my intuition kick in, which enabled me to get this last physical evidence cleared up once and for all.
Therefore, it wasn't simply a case of ‘feeling better’ because my symptoms had subsided, and mine was not a case of simply going into remission, which is the term the medical profession would prefer to call it. I know at a gut level that I was healed. Totally healed.
When I had my first diagnostic laparoscopy, my gyne told me that I had the worst case of Endometriosis she had ever seen - so it is not as though my healing was easier or simpler or quicker because I had a mild case of Endometriosis. No, quite the opposite. I had cysts all over my abdominal cavity and was advised to a have a total hysterectomy.
The final piece of the puzzle was my use of diet and nutrition. The diet for endometriosis aims to reduce inflammation, reduce oestrogen, reduce pain, and boost the immune system. Actually, 80% of our immunity occurs in the intestinal tract. Interesting.
Why tell my story?
I have been reading so many desperate stories of women whose lives have been totally devastated by this disease. One woman had actually been omitted into hospital over 100 times. Women are cancelling entire chunks of their lives because of this disease. Many sufferers are opting for a total hysterectomy in a last ditch attempt to gain relief. They are in despair of gaining any relief from the pain and agony associated with endometriosis, never mind hoping to be cured or healed.
Which is why I am giving a brief insight into my own story - to give women hope and to spread the word that a ‘cure’, healing, remission, whatever you want to call it, can and does happen. There may be a few successes for those who choose conventional drugs and surgery to treat their endometriosis, but they are few and far between. The best long term successes tend to be for those who use natural and alternative treatments.
This is because using natural therapies are natural, and they enable your own body to do the healing by using your immune system to full force. Alternative therapies help you do this by strengthening your immune system. There is not one alternative therapy that does the healing for you - what they all do, without exception, is to help you to heal yourself. Ask any alternative health practitioner, and they will confirm this statement.
It does not matter if you use Homeopathy, Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture or whatever - they all work to the same basic ‘principle’; that healing comes from within, and any alternative therapy helps the patient to help themselves.
Deciding which alternative therapy to use is down to personal choice with a mixture of finding a practitioner you ‘click with’, combined with a therapy that suits you. For example, if you do not like needles then Acupuncture will not be for you; if you do not like taking strong tasting concoctions, then Herbalism may not be for you. Go for the therapy which ‘feels’ right for you, and it will be right for you.
The other reason why alternative therapies are superior to aid healing is because they are permanent, not temporary, as in the case of drug treatment. As soon as drug treatment is stopped then the symptoms of endometriosis come rushing back with vengeance.
I do read stories of women who have tried different alternative therapies and have felt let down. They have only felt limited benefit from the therapy they have chosen. In every story I have read of those who have ‘tried’ one of the alternative therapies, and have not had total success, the limiting factor has been the time span. They have not given the therapy a chance to work. They may have tried a regime of homoeopathy or herbalism or whatever, for a few months and then given up because they were not seeing significant improvements.
My own time scale with a homoeopath was 4 years - not 4 months. I was committed and determined, and my homoeopath forewarned me it could take a long time to get well. But I felt that the ultimate long term benefit of total healing was far better than temporary respite. Therefore, my advice is to see any treatment using alternative therapy for endometriosis as long term (but not permanent).
People are so used to the idea of a quick fix for things in life, especially with modern medicine. We are all so impatient. But if your body has taken years to become dis-eased then it will take a long time to repair the damage and get the body back into equilibrium and balance.
This has been more of a positive health and healing story rather than my own personal story of healing. The aim of my communication here is to provide hope that there are other possibilities to gain healing of Endometriosis. Evidence is mounting that it is possible, by the growing numbers of women who have achieved it.
The medical profession is not the ‘be all, and end all’ of health care for the human body. The medical profession is a relatively new phenomenon in the time scale of human society. Throughout history we have used herbs, healing, and essential oils. The practise of acupuncture goes back centuries; massage combined with oils goes way back in history.
Modern medicine is driven by pharmaceutical companies. There are very few doctors who develop new treatments for any of today’s illnesses and diseases. It is the drugs companies who develop new treatments in the form of new drugs. And guess what, that means more profits! I admit that there have been some wonderful developments in the field of medical surgery with the use of clever, and less invasive surgical techniques, like laser surgery and fibre optics, and many lives have been saved.
But when it comes to treating and healing diseases then modern medicine goes in with a sledge hammer, and sometimes does more harm than good. There are the dangers of side effects, some of which are permanent and very damaging to the body (look up the lawsuit cases for patients who have been prescribed Lupron).
Your body chemistry is very delicate and the most delicate chemical system is the hormone system. We all know that endometriosis is fed and activated by hormones. In the human body, it takes only microscopic amounts of any given hormone to have a powerful and cascading effect in the body. These hormones are very potent, and yet the very treatment being offered for Endometriosis by modern medicine is synthetic hormonal drugs, which will obviously throw the body into disarray and upset a finely tuned orchestra of natural chemicals in the body.
Please be kind to your body. Healing yourself is simply a matter of being committed. A total commitment to change the way you are doing things. Do not leave it up to others; take control of your own health. I did, because after I heard my treatment options from modern medicine, and compared that to the treatment potential using natural therapies, I knew I had no choice.
with healing thoughts to you all
You can read the full account of my journey back to health in my book ‘Reclaim Your Life – Your Guide to Aid Healing of Endometriosis’. But do read through the pages here at the website first (check the Sitemap for the full list) as there is lots of advice here.
My name is Carolyn and I am the author of the website here at Endo-Resolved. I am a past sufferer of endometriosis but I was able to heal from this dreadful disease by using various natural treatments and diet, which is the story you have just read above.
I currently live in the UK with my partner. We are still fixing and repairing the small house we purchased after returning from a 5 year stint in Spain, where we were running a Painting Holiday business – until we were hit by the global economic crunch!!! – which hit us broad-side.
I now work a few hours each day looking after the website here, answering queries, and doing research to provide more helpful advice about natural treatments and updates which will help other sufferers.
This website has been online for many years and in that time I have learnt so much more about endometriosis – this knowledge goes beyond what I learnt from first-hand experience when I had endometriosis. I have since undertaken studies in aromatherapy, nutritional therapy and basic herbal therapy.
I trust and hope that you will gain the confidence in your own ability to heal (at least reduce your symptoms) from endometriosis after reading the pages here.
With healing thoughts
You can read more stories sent by other sufferers who have regained their health and reduced the impact and symptoms of endometriosis HERE
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