Endometriosis is an extremely distressing yet underdiagnosed condition which can severely compromise quality of life. In this article we will be looking at natural approaches for endometriosis including homeopathy, herbs, nutrition and supplements.  

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition, in which endometrial (womb) tissue implants itself and grows in other areas of the body. Often this occurs in the pelvic cavity but it can affect any part of the body including the bowel, kidneys, bladder and even the nose, resulting in nosebleeds during periods. This out of place tissue is influenced by oestrogen and progesterone, growing and bleeding in a similar way to the uterine (womb) tissue. This causes problems because, whereas the lining of the womb is shed during period, the blood from the misplaced endometrial tissue gets trapped in the body forming scar tissue, inflammation and blood filled cysts.

Endometriosis effects women of reproductive age. Symptoms vary from woman to woman and can include:

  • extremely severe period pain which may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting or fainting
  • pain during ovulation