Alternative and Natural treatments for Endometriosis

Natural and alternative therapies for endometriosis

Alternative and natural treatments for endometriosis are obtaining very good results to help reduce symptoms for many women. More and more success stories are coming forward of those who have used different natural treatments.

Healing the whole body

Many of the alternative and natural therapies deal with the mental and emotional  aspects of health, in addition to the physical symptoms. This is where natural treatments have a huge benefit for women with Endometriosis - because this disease affects the whole person, not just individual parts of the body.

What are alternative and natural therapies?

There are a broad range of natural therapies available today, using a variety of treatments, techniques,  supporting supplements and diet recommendations.

For those dealing endometriosis the key focus for natural therapies is to boost the immune system and support the bodies in-built healing mechanisms. Also advice is provided on supplements, herbs and diet changes that can address pain and inflammation.

Natural and alternative therapies for endometriosis

What is the Difference between Alternative and Conventional Medicine?

Generally speaking, most alternative medicine is founded on core principles and practises that differ from the principles  of conventional  modern medicine.

The main differences are:

  • The healing power of nature first, with technique and technology second
  • Patient centred rather than physician centred
  • Do no harm - many alternative medical systems are rooted in the principle of ‘always use the least drastic harmful therapies first’.  This means that alternative medical providers, in general, choose techniques and therapies which are the least invasive or harmful to get the desired result 
  • Results generally take longer - but this ensures long term health and not a quick fix it 
  • Use of natural and whole substances

The whole area of alternative medicine is becoming more main-stream in western society as a means for people to take care of their health, for reasons including:

  • The realisation that, contrary to previously held beliefs, conventional medicine (the medicine of antibiotics, surgery, chemotherapy etc.) cannot solve all of societies health problems  
  • The growing acceptance that health is more than just ‘the absence of disease’ and involves more that just the physical body 
  • The increasing body of scientific research, as well as public awareness, that many alternative medical treatments are more effective, more economical, and less invasive and less harmful than conventional medical treatments

Choosing a natural therapy

There are many different natural therapies to choose from and deciding which one to use can seem confusing.  There are similarities between certain therapies like herbalism and Chinese herbalism and this can increase confusion..

Word of mouth recommendations can really help you decide which therapy to use.  Ideally you need to find a practitioner who has experience of working with others that suffer from endometriosis.

Some of the best natural therapies that have had success with endometriosis includes herbalism, homeopathy, acupuncture and nutritional therapy.

To learn more about the different alternative and natural therapies that can help endometriosis read here This gives you a description of the most common and regularly used therapies.

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About the Author

My name is Carolyn Levett, the Founder of endo-resolved - I am an Integrative Health Coach having studied nutrition, naturopathy, aromatherapy  as well as being a published author. I used to suffer from severe endometriosis and was able to regained my health and heal from the disease with the support of nutrition and natural therapies.

My motivation is to help other women with endometriosis to heal their bodies so they may overcome this awful disease without having to rely on toxic drugs and surgeries which can cause further damage  -  with healing thoughts, Carolyn.