Homeopathy is one of many natural therapies used to treat an array of illness and disease; including endometriosis. Natural therapies are increasingly appreciated for their holistic approach and lack of side effects, and are now utilised alongside or in place of traditional medication.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is the bleeding, pain and inflammation caused by the migration and growth of the lining of the uterus. These cells typically begin to grow in adjacent areas of the body, and usually have significant implications for the long term fertility of an individual. Hormonal imbalances, particularly in the amount of oestrogen in the body, are thought to be a factor in endometriosis. Oestrogen is the hormone responsible for the growth of the cells lining the uterus. Traditional medical treatment options typically involve medication to control the inflammation, surgery to remove tissue and hormone treatments to attempt to reduce oestrogen levels.
Homeopathy utilises diluted infusions from plant, mineral and animal sources, and are aimed at stimulating the body’s immune system and its ability to heal itself. The remedies that are produced are intended to mimic the symptoms of the symptoms; and are based on the principle of like healing like. The benefits of homeopathy include:
- Enhanced energy levels
- Holistic and natural approach to treatment
- Personalised diagnosis and treatment; and
- Stimulation of the immune system
Homeopathy for Endometriosis
A consultation with a qualified homeopath will typically involve a holistic assessment of your health and symptoms, with a remedy chosen based on the latter indicators. The practitioner will identify the patients constitutional type, which is comprised of an individual’s physical, emotional, and psychological profile, taking account of factors such as their personality, medical history and symptoms. The more information a homeopath has the more likely a course of treatment will be successful. Homeopathic treatments are intended to alleviate the pain and cramping associated with endometriosis, as well as the hormonal imbalance that characterises the condition. Some more common homeopathic remedies that may be utilised for endometriosis include the following:
- Arnica montana - bruising
- Cimicufuga racemosa – menstrual pain
- Colocynthis – cramping
- Sepia – hormonal imbalances
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