Endometriosis When the rule becomes torture
“I could double over in pain,” “I can’t even think about working normally,” “I can’t get through my period without painkillers.”
This is how endometriosis patients experience their painful menstruation.
The symptoms are triggered by endometrial cells that have spread – outside the uterus – to various locations within the abdominal cavity. There they are subject to the monthly cycle and release their blood into the free abdominal cavity during menstruation. This can cause severe, cramping pain.
The cause of this agonizing condition is not yet known in modern medicine. And even after surgical removal of the mucosal islands, they usually recur in new places.
How does Vedic medicine view endometriosis?
Endometriosis from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, endometriosis starts with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues and toxins, called “ama” in Ayurveda, are constantly produced – due to our way of life – which, in the case of endometriosis, accumulate mainly in the abdomen. Many endometriosis patients feel that stress and an unstable nervous system can make symptoms uncomfortably worse.
However, according to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike and so every endometriosis is different. The Ayurvedic approach in our clinic is based on holism.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, endometriosis is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. In the case of endometriosis, for example, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins and the balancing of the nervous system. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Dietary recommendations, helpful exercises as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers can reduce the cramps and gradually reduce the endometriosis islands again.