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Endometriosis Treatments

Endometriosis Treatments
Endometriosis Treatments

 

Endometriosis Specialist in Melbourne

 

 

 

Nowadays, gynecological problems are becoming common. One of the common problems is termed as endometriosis. It affects 10 to 20 percent of women of childbearing age worldwide.

 

 

 

What is endometriosis?

 

 

 

Every month ovaries produces hormones that cause swelling and thickening of endometrium (mucus cells linings) of the uterus. The uterus sheds these mucous membranous cells along with menstrual blood through the vagina during the menstruation. When endometrium grows outside of the uterus, it results in the endometriosis.

The presence of endometrium (uterine mucous membrane) outside the lining of uterus is known endometriosis. It causes painful periods and premenstrual pain.

 

 

 

Causes of Endometriosis

 

 

 

The exact cause of the this problem is not known, but the following several factors may play a role in development of this disease.

 

 

  • Endometrial cells may flow back to pelvic cavity rather than out of the body. It is known as retrograde menstruation. The endometrial cells may stick to the surface of the pelvic area or organs. They can grow there and cause endometriosis.
  • After C-section or hysterectomy, endometrial cells may stick to a surgical incision, which cause surgical scar implantation of endometrial cells in other pelvic area.
  • Immune system malfunction may also cause growth of endometrial cells outside the uterus.

 

 

 

Treatment in Ayuevda

 

 

 

Endometriosis is caused by aggravation of Kapha humor, according to ayurveda. However, other two humors (Vata & Pitta) may be associated with the occurrence of this disease, but the dominant humor is Kapha.

 

 

Kapha dosha controls the endometrial tissue growth in the uterus and Pitta controls the uterine blood flow and menstrual cycle. Vata controls the hormonal functions through the brain by stimulation of hormone production. Pain in endometriosis is due to the Vata humor.

 

Derangement in natural functions of three humors causes endometriosis, as per ayurvedic science.

 

In modern science,there is no effective treatment for this disease, but ayurvedic medicines can definitely help to treat this disease.

 

Symptoms of Endometriosis

 

Pelvic pain is the main symptom of this disease. The occurrence of the pelvic pain may be linked with the menstrual period. Often women with endometriosis experience abdominal pain before and during the menstruation.

 

The following are the symptoms that appears:

 

  1. Painful periods
  2. Pelvic pain may commence several days before periods and may exist after menstrual period.
  3. Cramps
  4. Lower back pain
  5. Abdominal pain
  6. Pain during intercourse
  7. Pain may occur during bowel movements and urination.
  8. Heavy uterine bleeding
  9. Infertility
  10. Fatigue
  11. Nausea
  12. Bloating
  13. Sometimes, constipation

 

According to studies, women with irritable bowel syndrome are more prone to endometriosis.

 

Herbal Ayurvedic Treatment of Endometriosis

 

Endometriosis treatment in ayurveda is based on the concept of balancing the three body humors and restoring their natural functions. Ayurvedic methods of treatment are explained below:

 

Treatment with Herbs 

 

The herbal formula containing following herbs is beneficial for women suffering from this disease. Very experience ayurvedic doctors of "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic" in Melbourne, Australia have discovered this herbal treatment for endometriosis after the deep research of about 10 years. Women suffering from endometriosis can buy this formulation from "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic" in veggie Herbal capsules. Thousands of clients all over the world have used these herbs successfully to manage worse to worse cases of endometriosis.

 

Shilajeet (Mineral Pitch)

 

Shilajeet is one of very important ayurvedic medicine used in gynecological problems. It helps in reducing the abnormalities of lower abdominal organs including uterus. It corrects the balance of the vata, pitta and kapha and provides the strength to the uterus. It reduces the size of uterine fibroids and it is beneficial in treating ovarian cysts. In endometriosis, it helps by preventing the abnormal growth of the tissue outside the uterus without disturbing the natural function of hormones and process of menstruation.

 

Yashtimadhu(Glycyrrhiza glabra)

 

Yastimadhu, or Indian licorice is highly effective in reducing uterine bleeding and inflammation. It works by reducing its symptoms of the disease and balancing hormone levels in the body. It also reduces pain associated with endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease.

 

Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica)

 

Amalaki is used to balance Pitta and Kapha humors. In endometriosis, pitta causes excessive bleeding and aggravation of kapha results in growth of the endometrium outside the uterus. In addition to these, amalaki is very nutritious fruit rice in vitamin C. It enhances proper liver functions, corrects food absorption, nourishes the brain and supports the heart.

 

Shatavari (Indian asparagus)

 

Indian asparagus is a great herb used in ayurvedic medicine for a variety of diseases. It is a friend of women suffering from Dysmenorrhea, infertility, nutritional deficiencies, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, excessive uterine bleeding and other hormonal problems.

 

Ashoka (Saraca indica)

 

Ashoka is used in excessive uterine bleeding and pain associated with various gynecological diseases. In endometriosis, it is very effective remedy to reduce bleeding, alleviate pain and stop abnormal growth of tissue. These actions of Ashoka bark are due to the presence of certain Tannin and Catechol. These alkaloids helps balancing the woman hormones and rectifies their functions in the body.

 

Daruharidra (Berberis aristrata)

 

Daruharidra contains berberine and isoquinoline alkaloids. These alkaloids possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-tumor and anti-diabetic properties. Furthermore, daruharidra stops uterine bleeding and reduces pain. Thus, it is an effective remedy for endometriosis.

 

Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)

 

Likewise, daruhridra lodhra works to stop bleeding that occurs due to endometriosis. It is also helpful for women with leucorrhoea and pelvic inflammatory disease.

 

Arjun (Terminalia arjuna)

 

However, arjun is known for its heart protective actions. But it is also beneficial in other diseases such as osteoporosis, joint pain and arthritis. In endometriosis, it is effective due to presence of tannins like Ashoka. It also reduces bleeding and provides strength to the pelvic organ.

 

Ayurvedic therapies and Panchkarma Detox for Endometriosis

 

Following Ayurvedic panchkarma detoxification therapies are done from last many years in the chronic cases of Endometriosis 

 

Virechana

 

Virechana helps in gynecological disease by detoxifying the body and increasing the efficacy of the ayurvedic medicines and enhancing the absorption of active principle of herbs in the body. Through all these, it helps in maintaining help and prevents further damage to the different organs, so it can stop the abnormal growth of endometrium out of its natural place.

 

Vasti

 

Vasti procedure pacifies the vata, one of the associated causes of pain in endometriosis. It helps to reduce the pain and restore the natural functions of the pelvic organs.

 

Uthara vasthi

 

Uttara vasti is an ayurvedic procedure in which a small amount of medicaments is inserted through the vagina. It is very effective in female infertility and endometriosis.

 

Natural Remedies to Cure Endometriosis- Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines 

 

  1. Aswagandharishtam
  2. Asokarishtam
  3. Lodhrasavam
  4. Dasamoolarishtam
  5. Dhanwantharam Thailam
  6. Narayana Thailam
  7. Sukumaram Kashayam
  8. Chandraprabha vatika
  9. Phalasarpis
  10. Pushyanuga choornam
  11. Sathavari Gulam
  12. Sukumaram Lehyam​

 

Yoga in Endometriosis

 

Yoga poses are also very helpful for gynecological diseases. These poses include thunderbolt pose or rock pose (vajrasana), supported butterfly pose or reclined bound angle pose (supta baddha konasana), hero pose (virasana), reclined hero pose (supta virasana), seated wide legged straddle (upavistha konasana), etc.

 

Lifestyle in  Endometriosis

 

  • Do not take foods that increase kapha. Avoid fried foods, cold drinks, dry foods, and fatty meal plans.
  • Consume fiber rich diet for regular bowel movements,
  • Do not hold natural urges.
  • Do yoga, exercises or physical activities regularly.
  • Maintain your optimum body weight.
  • Avoid sex during periods.

 

Ayurvedic diet is a crucial part of the treatment. Consult ayurvedic physician for the individualized ayurvedic diet plan. Ayurvedic diet is decided upon the body type and aggravation of humors in the body. Ayurvedic treatment is effective alternative approach in endometriosis; it can highly help patients with endometriosis.

 

 

Dr Gurnam Singh Saini

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

MD Alternative Medicine

Panchkarma Detox Expert

Member of AAA(Australian Association of Ayurveda)
 
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