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Relieving endometriosis with homoeopathy

Endometriosis is a disease that manifests itself during or outside of the menstruation period. More specifically, it is an inflammation that affects women between 15 and 50 years old. Its formation in the uterus can easily lead to a malfunction of the peripheral organs like the ovaries, the vagina or the fallopian tubes.

Overview of the pathology

Endometriosis is an inflammation of the tissues located outside of the uterus. These tissues grow abnormally, forming clusters around the peripheral organs. Unlike menstrual fluid, these clusters are not evacuated but stay blocked in the uterus where they start to swell. The development, bleeding and disintegration of these clusters is caused by oestrogen.

Family health history must be taken into account when studying the causes of endometriosis. Retrograde menstruation can also be one of this pathology’s causes. Indeed, instead of being evacuated normally, the menstrual fluid go back up the uterus, leaving pieces of uterine lining on other organs in the process. Other hypotheses include deficiency of the immune system or environmental factors such as exposition to dioxin.

Symptoms of endometriosis

Endometriosis manifests itself through abundant and painful menstruation. Sometimes, pain may also occur outside of the menstrual cycle. The patient may feel pain in the lower back or in the lower part of the abdomen due to the clusters’ swelling and inflammation.

Endometriosis also manifests itself through irregular menstruation cycles, nausea, and dizziness. Bowel movements or urination can be painful. Sexual intercourse can be painful, especially in case of deep penetration. Finally, infertility may also be a consequence of endometriosis.

Homoeopathic treatments

Rauwolfia serpentina 30 CH may be used as preventive treatment to alleviate pain and cure the disease. To reduce pain affecting the lower abdomen or the left ovary during menstruation, take 3 granules of Lachesis 9 CH three times a day. Calcarea carbonica 9 CH is also effective for relieving pain affecting the left side of the uterus during menstruation.

If the pain is located around the ovary and radiates towards the thigh, take 3 granules of Tigrum lilium 9 CH three times a day. Treatment with Belladonna 9 CH helps to relieve shooting pains that occur during menstruation. The recommended dosage is 3 granules, to be taken 3 times a day. In regard to chronic inflammations that result from endometriosis, it is recommended to carry out preventive treatment using high-dilution homoeopathic remedies.

When should you consult a doctor?

It is advisable to seek medical attention if the pain becomes recurrent. Irregular and unusually abundant menstruation is another sign that should prompt the patient to see a gynaecologist.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “endometriosis”

Associated treatments

•    Platina

Good to know: Nitricum acidum is effective for treating endometriosis. However, depending on their properties, other homoeopathic remedies can be taken as a complement to preventive treatment to help relieve the patient. Lachesis is, for example, included among these remedies as it helps alleviate pre-menstrual syndrome among women affected by this pathology.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.