Endometriosis is a very delipidating disease that many women suffer from, including myself. In my early 20’s, I had endometriosis, so I know firsthand how trying this condition really is. Fortunately, and by God’s grace, I was able to overcome this disease, and since then have had five wonderful children.
Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, usually in the pelvic area. It is the leading cause of chronic pelvic pain. The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus. During menstruation, the endometrial layer grows and sheds as menstrual bleeding, yet in those with endometriosis, all the endometrium in the wrong places also react to the hormonal changes and these can grow, and adhesions can develop. This results in severe pain, bleeding, painful urination, pain with sexual activity and infertility.
Endometriosis is usually not diagnosed by symptoms and physical examination alone, as it has similar symptoms to interstitial cystitis (chronic inflammation of the bladder). Direct visualization of the endometriosis implants by laparoscopic surgery provides the most definitive diagnosis. Endometriosis is classified as minimal, mild, moderate, or severe, based on visual observations at laparoscopy.
Medically, there is no known cure for endometriosis. It is usually managed by treating the symptoms, namely pain medication. Depending on the severity of the disease, the next step would be to halt or slow down the proliferation of the endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. There are different treatment strategies that are used to change the hormone levels that promote endometriosis. One would be to use drugs that would suppress estrogen production which would result in stopping the menstrual period. Side effects would be similar to menopause, such as: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, fatigue, osteoporosis.
Other drugs used are Birth control pills, Progestins, and Androgens (male type hormones). If these measures do not help, then surgery is often recommended to remove the endometriosis foci. Success depends on the resorption of all residual visible lesions and the eradication of microscopic implants. In severe cases, a hysterectomy is done.
I went through much suffering when I had endometriosis, but there is hope, for I have had full recovery! It will take time and diligence, but it is possible. I remember well how my whole life was affected, not being able to go to events, staying in bed for long periods of time, continual pain, and not being able to function as others my age. I still remember a High School reunion that I went to, but ended up staying in the car lying down, as I was in too much pain to participate. It truly is a crippling disease.
I first did hormone therapy which put me in a menopausal state. This was for six months, yet it did not help. I still had pain, but then I also had hot flashes. Sometime after this, I had surgery to remove the endometrial tissue. The first surgery did not help, but only caused more pain. I started to study more about it and wholistic ways in which to help myself. My second surgery was by a specialist, Dr. Redwine. He is the Medical Director of the Endometriosis Treatment Program at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR. This did help, but it did take time to recover. If one chooses to do surgery, this is the best place. Around a year after my second surgery, I went to a health resort and did a 10 day fast. This I believe helped in many ways for me to regain my health.
When dealing with any condition, we always want to look at the body as a whole in order to bring about true healing. The WHY must be considered. Why is the endometrium leaking out into other parts of the body? Some alternative practitioners believe that parasites and other pathogens are the cause. Therefore, these must be eliminated. Secondly, the body needs to heal the lesions and any adhesions.
Here are some steps:
|Take Parasite Tincture||Kills parasites||2-4 droppers a day|
|Take LDM-100||Kills other pathogens||1 dropper a day|
|Take Vacuum Cleanse||Gets rid of toxins||1 Tbl mixed in water. Take separate from food and supplements.|
|Castor Oil pack: saturate cotton diaper with castor oil. Apply to abdomen, put plastic on, then wrap with Ace bandage or something to hold It in place.||Heals adhesions, reduces inflammation & cysts, detoxifies. Helps pain.||Use 3 nights a week for 4 weeks. Use as needed for pain.|
|Vagina Garlic suppository: with needle sew thread onto peeled garlic clove. Insert into vagina and leave in overnight. Pull out in morning using the string.||Kills pathogens in the female organs and area.||Do 3 nights a week for 6 weeks.|
Diet is important as well. All sugars must be eliminated, including honey and maple syrup. Often there can be some Candida yeast involved, so this step is important. Fruit must be kept at a minimum as yeast will grow from any type of sugar. No fruit juices or dried fruit is allowed. No unclean meats as the Bible states, as these are scavengers and unsuitable for consumption. Pork especially seems to increase parasites in people. Milk and yoghurt should be eliminated as well. Butter and cheese are usually fine. Of course, no processed foods should be allowed. Stay on this diet and follow the above recommendations for three months and see how you are doing.
If you or someone you know is suffering from Endometriosis, feel free to contact us for help. We do phone consultations. 605-254-1437.
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Amy Willis MH, CTN
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Amy Willis M.H., CTN