To obtain healing and reduce symptoms of endometriosis there are many self help measures you can take
It is possible to start repairing your body and reduce the disabling symptoms endometriosis - to start with you have an in-built mechanism to support you - your immune system. The focus is to reduce the effect this disease has on your life.
There are many women who develop endometriosis and yet no other members of her family or close friends have this disease - this could be a clue that there is something amiss in a woman's life. Of course if your endometriosis is hereditary then this is a different issue, but you can do much to reduce the impact of this disease.
Endometriosis could be telling you any number of things, and it will be different for each woman who has this disease. It may be the body reacting to environmental toxins in the area you live, it could be stress overload, or a combination of lots of small things added together.
Whatever the external trigger of Endometriosis, internally you have the power, the mental resources and nature’s in-built healing machine - the immune system - all on your side.
Important note: It is a normal healthy immune system that usually mops up the stray menstrual cells in your abdomen. If this does not happen then endometriosis can set in!
Meditation and the immune system
Meditation may help boost the body’s immune system and produce lasting positive changes in the brain, according to the results of a study undertaken by US researchers.
Previous studies have shown that meditation helps reduce anxiety and stress. However, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the first to suggest that it may also have positive biological effects on the body’s ability to fight infection and disease.
Stress and anxiety have a direct impact on levels of hormones such as cortisol which are known to effect immune function. Stress can also bring about behavioural changes - for instance increased alcohol consumption - which can also impact on the immune system. It is also well known that stress will affect the immune system, your digestive system and stress will undermine any chances of healing.
Changes in your life
As said earlier, working towards healing of Endometriosis will require changes in your life. Some of these changes will be subtle, like changing to a positive mental attitude regarding your health; in other words, aim to have faith that you can get better, which will boost your confidence and enforce your trust and commitment that you will regain your health (as well as boost your immune system as mentioned above).
These changes may include:
The other key ingredient to regaining your health is to obtain as much support as possible as mentioned above. This support ideally would include some form of alternative/natural therapy, and going to see a natural health practitioner.
The benefits of getting this support are multi-faceted, some of which can be very subtle. It is not the type of natural therapy you choose which is so important, it is the one which feels right for you that is important.
You may be able to do a lot to help yourself, like boosting your immune system through nutrition, detox or supplements and feeding yourself well, but the value of getting help and support from outside - from another person - has been proved to have enormous added value.
When seeing a natural health practitioner, every single persons treatment will be different, because we are all different. Therefore your treatment will be tailored to you, and this means it will be the best treatment for you.
You can also get excellent support through endometriosis message boards and social media. Many of these groups can offer valuable advice as well as support.
To sum up on factors that help you to heal: