There are of ways to manage the symptoms of endometriosis naturally, and there are ways to help reduce the overall effects of the disease too. Treatments will differ from one woman to another depending on her personal preferences, but here are some of the most common natural approaches.
Though many women can’t begin to think of exercising when they’re in so much pain, it’s proven that just ten minutes of moderate activity can release endorphins into your body. And these endorphins provide your body with similar effects that morphine does so that pain can be dramatically reduced.
If you’re in a lot of pain, however, then you won’t be able to do any significant strenuous exercising. Try lower impact exercises such as swimming, walking or yoga instead.
This has become a favorite natural treatment for endometriosis, because it teaches you how to be more aware of your body, and integrates relaxation and meditation techniques which can help soothe, calm, relieve tension, and reduce pain.
Massage is a well-known technique that helps soothe and relax sore or painful muscles. The gentle contact is also thought to be soothing psychologically as well. Aromatherapy is used with certain essential oils that are known for stimulating endorphins and encouraging relaxation. Acupuncture also works by stimulating endorphins and certain types of hormones too.
Many women have found that certain foods stimulate more pain. And by avoiding these foods, they see themselves virtually pain-free during their periods. Tomatoes, for instance, can cause severe increases in pain for some women with endometriosis, so avoiding those and other problem foods help reduce the problems drastically.
Other women have had excellent success with food changes that are designed to limit or restrict candida yeast growth. Some of these natural techniques include reducing sugars and simple carbohydrates; avoiding wheat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, and refined foods; and increasing the amount of omega three fatty acids in your diet.
Omega 3 fatty acids can be increased with simple fish or flax oil supplements, or you can start eating more fresh fish or flax seeds too.
There are also foods which can help balance your hormone levels. Some of these include garlic, broccoli, apples, parsley, nuts and seeds, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, carrots, rhubarb, and sage.
Women who suffer from endometriosis can often get natural relief by improving their vitamin and mineral intake. This can be done through foods, but it can also be done using herbal supplements. Increasing calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, Vitamins A, B, C, and E can all help dramatically with a variety of symptoms and problems that come with endometriosis.
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