Endometriosis is a uterine disorder that affects many American women. Endometriosis is an abnormal gynecological condition characterized by unusual ectopic growth and function of endometrial tissue.
The ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowel (colon), pelvic floor, urinary bladder, uterine musculature, peritoneum (membrane that lines the walls of the abdominal cavity) and the deep pelvic peritoneal cavity are the common sites of growths of endometrial tissue outside of the uterine cavity.
The abnormal implants of endometriosis respond to the hormonal changes regulating menstruation and, like the uterine lining, these fragments construct tissue monthly and then break down or destruct and bleed.
Endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts
There is an unhealthy symbiosis between endometriosis and ovarian cysts, medically known as ovarial endometrial cysts.
Ovarian cysts are nothing but accumulated liquid toxic waste and thick, congealed menstrual blood that is dark in color and held together by mucus. Ovarian cysts cause pain due to their growth and pressing against other organs and nerves in the pelvic cavity. Ovarian cysts grow fast based upon poor diets.
If you are experiencing heavy menstrual blood flow (hypermenorrhea), releasing of small, moderate, to large blood clots from the vagina; pain (in the uterus, lower back, etc.), painful sexual intercourse, infertility, premenstrual vaginal staining of blood, and chronic constipation, chances are you may be suffering from endometriosis.
Unlike the blood from the uterine lining, the blood from the implants has no way of exiting the body and therefore the surrounding uterine tissue slowly absorbs the blood from the abnormal implants. The condition is also known as retrograde menstruation, since the blood doesn’t leave the body, but instead is absorbed into it.
Cells from the endometrium (lining of the uterus) also develop elsewhere in the abdominal cavity of the female body. During this slow process, blood accumulates in the body cavities and the process of bleeding and absorbing is generally quite painful.
This condition produces various symptoms such as severe and excruciating pain in the uterus, lower back, and pelvic cavity organs before and during menstruation, pain during the actual menses, excessive bleeding and expulsion of large clots and shreds of uterine tissue during the menses, and in some cases nausea and vomiting.
Additionally, endometriosis can cause severe pain in a subsequent pregnancy because in pregnancy the uterus enlarges and the various organs in the abdominal cavity are pushed into different positions.
Female-specific herbs that are oxytocic and parturient in nature are great for healing the uterus and eradicating all uterine diseases. Uterine and/or oxytocic-specific* herbs include: Squawvine*, Ashoka, Blue Cohosh*, Pennyroyal*, Rue*, Shatawari, Eucommia, Chaste Tree berries (Vitex), False Unicorn Root, Fo Ti, Rehmannia, Yarrow, and Bayberry.
Female specific herbs with a hormonal stimulating effect on the body are ideal in restoring overall female health and uterine health in particular and include such herbs as: Canada Snakeroot, Black Cohosh, Maca, Red Raspberry leaf, Red Clover tops, Black Haw, Beth Root, Lovage, Wild Yam root, Licorice, Sarsaparilla, Dong Quai, Ashwagandha, Blessed Thistle, Damiana, Muira Puama, Saw Palmetto berries, Oatstraw, Sage.
Herbs that address menstrual irregularities will greatly help in addressing endometriosis. These herbs include: Canada Snakeroot, Lady’s Mantle, Shepherd’s Purse, Beth Root, Black Haw, Angelica, Dong Quai, Goldenseal Root, Burdock Root, Black Cohosh, Comfrey Root, Cranesbill, Dragon’s Blood, False Unicorn Root, Squawvine, and Yarrow.
Essential oils are paramount in holistic healing as the aroma from the oils affects the mind, spirit, emotions and etheric body. Essential oils with a female hormonal effect can greatly help to heal uterine and other female complaints and disorders. These oils include: Rose Geranium, Clary Sage, Pennyroyal (use cautiously), Rue (use cautiously), Cananga, Fennel, Angelica, Combava, and Vitex (Chaste Tree).
No healing regimen is complete without the use of crystals, the greatest energy amplifiers on the planet. Crystals with an affinity for the female reproductive chamber are imperative in healing from any female reproductive chamber and include such crystals as: Quartz, Ammonite, Malachite, Tiger’s Eye, Jade, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, and Zincite.
No healing regimen or therapy is replete or complete without chakra alignment or balancing. Remember, all disease first occurs on the energetic level.
Colonics are effective in dissolving hardened fecal and mucoidal debris in the colon. When you cleanse the colon you begin the cleansing process of all other eliminative channels. There can be no healing without an emphasis on cleansing out the colon.
If you are unable to afford a colon session (which are usually priced at $60-70 per session, then purchase an enema bag and perform weekly enemas. Cleaning out the rectum is better than doing nothing at all.
Hot sea salt baths which are very therapeutic. The bath should consist of hot water, sea salt (1-3 boxes), MSM sulfur (or sulphur) (1 cup), crystals (named above); and essential oils (named above, 2-4 drops each). The bath (actually a soak for the first 30-45 minutes) can be taken daily.
Acupuncture / Acupressure
These therapies work on the chi (energy) and get it moving again in the case of blockage. All disease is first energetic and these therapies deal with energy.
Oxygen is a most effective therapy. It is unfortunate oxygen therapies are banned in the U.S. despite proven facts that oxygen helps to heal, especially since lack of oxygen plays a pivotal role in degeneration and disease. The cells thrive off of oxygen and when you introduce more oxygen into the body, the cells’ communication ability restores and the innate healing effect of the body accelerates. The prohibition of oxygen therapies by your government is what you pay for with your tax dollars.
Because massage is intimate and requires trust and to effectively heal, you must open up (let your wall or guard down). When you open up, you automatically let go and “letting go” is what a lot of women) need to do in order to heal and move on in their lives. Most people, especially females, are holding on to negative and self-defeating and sabotaging thoughts (which affect their emotional state and feelings) and these thoughts lodge in the tissues of the body and alter the individual frequency and resonance of the particular body part or organ, manifesting disease as a sensor that something is wrong on a deeper, emotional, and energetic level.
Massage, especially deep tissue massage, is very therapeutic and healing because deep pressure into the tissues not only dissolves knots but also the negative and toxic thoughts lingering in the knot. When a massage therapist tells you that you have knots in your body (e.g. back), those knots are not liquid filled, but energy filled. You can actually feel them dissolve when a therapist applies pressure to the area.
Massage greatly helps to release all those negative emotions and feelings we hold in certain parts of our body. The feeling of shouldering too much responsibility stores in our shoulders. Feeling like we are carrying the weight of the world or others (family, friends, etc.) on our back stores in our back (as well as the feeling of feeling backed against a wall); people, events, and circumstances that feel like a “pain in the neck” to you actually store in your neck.
We actually feel everything we say and think, believe it or not; and unfortunately, a lot of us have thought and said and still think and say negative things. Negative and unproductive thinking needs to be put in check because our bodies literally believe every word we say.
Pranic Healing / Reiki
These two therapies are just as ideal as chakra alignment and balancing because they deal with healing via energy and again, all disease is first energetic. Whereas chakra alignment/balancing uses crystals, pranic healing and reiki uses the hands. Pranic healing does not require actual touch whereas reiki does; but a crystal grid around the person while undergoing a pranic healing or reiki session will undoubtedly enhance the effect of the energy.
Magnet therapy is great for healing because magnets alkalize the body and improve circulation to problem areas. Magnets cause blood vessels to dilate and thus improve blood flow in the body. Magnetic therapy should never be used on the belly (Sacral Chakra) area of a pregnant woman.
Anti-gravity exercises where the body is slanted and the feet are raised higher than the head are great in healing uterine complaints and disorders such as endometriosis because when the body is in a slanted position with the feet raised higher than the head gravity now works for you rather than against you. Lying on an anti-gravity board or simply with your feet raised higher than your head (back and head on the ground or floor and legs propped up on a sofa or chair) causes gravity to pull on the uterus and helps put the uterus and other organs back in place. This method has a profound effect on the whole body and causes hardened substances to break up and become movable for elimination.
Fasting is a natural healing method that induces the body to go into a natural cleansing mode without the help of any outside agents or substances. The one drawback of fasting is that it requires discipline. Fasting is very effective in healing any and all ailments and complaints.
The most important mineral required in remedying reproductive complaints and disorders is zinc. Not zinc derived from an inorganic source, but organic zinc, e.g. zinc phosphate. Organic zinc can be assimilated by the body, but not zinc oxide (derived from metals or stone). Zinc is important for uterine health because the uterus is chiefly comprised of the mineral zinc and when the uterus is impaired and becomes defective, it loses necessary zinc.
Dairy foods are strongly tied to the development of endometriosis.
To heal, women must give up meat, dairy products, refined grains and starches and other processed chemicals and so-called foods and should consciously embrace a vegan and/or raw foods diet consisting of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, and grains.
Vegetable juice is very alkalizing and healing. For endometriosis, make sure you consume a lot of vegetable juice containing asparagus and beets.
Positive Thinking and Attitude
Healthy and positive thinking is so important. Being emotional by nature makes females more sensitive and intuitive than males generally. Females in general, African-American females in particular are greatly out of sync with their feminine grace and essence today. External pathologies denote internal or inner imbalance. A positive mindset that thinks healthy, right, and positive impacts a person’s outer circumstances and their physical health. This is the best and greatest incentive for positive, right, and healthy thinking.
Saying daily affirmations and performing mediation can greatly help transform the mind in a positive light. We can really change our lives by the thoughts we think and the feelings we feel on a daily and consistent basis. Our lives are truly in our own hands to shape and mold as we see fit. You are the master of your own destiny and fate.