For twenty years we have had really good success at removing the symptoms of endometriosis through our medicine; self-therapy; lifestyle programs such as our KickStart Program. When we first started and had very high success rates, the medical system was still adhering to the theory that, where there were no diagnosable cause to a woman’s chronic pelvic pain, they were considered to be mentally unstable. More than fifty percent of these cases were being offered psychiatric treatment as a standard protocol for pelvic pain.
Endometriosis is a painful gynaecological condition—affecting about ten percent of women in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus (endometrium) grows outside it. The most common site is the ovaries (which can cause a type of ovarian cyst called endometrioma or chocolate cyst), but lesions also occur on the Fallopian tubes, pelvic ligaments, and on the outside of the uterus, and sometimes bowel and bladder. Active lesions are hormone-sensitive, so they swell and then bleed with each menstrual cycle, and this causes pain, scar tissue and heavy clotted periods. It can contribute to infertility.
Endometriosis is an immune-impaired condition. It shares some characteristics with malignant tumours, such as invasion of local and distant organs and abnormal tissue growth . Like cancer, it also causes dysfunction to the organs on which it aligns, and causes genetic damage, see here. Endometriosis also almost fulfills the criteria for being included as an autoimmune disease, and commonly occurs in women with compromised immune systems accompanying various types of inflammatory bowel diseases. However drugs such as prednisone and methotrexate that are used to treat autoimmune diseases do not work with endometriosis.
While there is no cure for endometriosis according to the medical system they use two major interventions to address the disease. One is the use of surgery in two ways. Uncomplicated surgery is used to directly target a growing endometrioma and associated adhesion, but unfortunately, over several years the endometrioma redevelop in almost all women along with further adhesion. Therefore to be totally sure of eliminating the disease, the medical system recommendation is to surgically remove the cervix, uterus, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, endometrium, and associated adhesion.
The second intervention is to focus on reducing the symptoms associated with endometriosis, through hormone therapies. If the condition is not extreme, oral contraceptives are commonly used to reduce menstrual flow and pain as a long-term approach. In particular circumstances, steroids are used to slow the growth of endometrioma and adhesion’s, but like all drugs they can have very undesirable side effects. As well, to assist with pain control, opioid painkillers are often used.
The disappointment is that the symptoms persist in most cases following either surgical or medical intervention. These two approaches are not focussing on the underlying process that is causing endometriosis—which is the loss of integrity within the immune system.
So these medical approaches are ‘ok’ for those who don’t wish to change anything in their lifestyle and rely on the medical system – this is certainly a choice. But for many, most, people who would prefer to participate in their own healing these approaches are invasive and serious!
We understand that often you have tried to respond to your health .. with no results. This is where we find many people we work with have got to – ‘tried everything with no results’ and surgery may seem to be the only option.
However we do stress that you can totally remove this disease without surgery or drugs and to do this most people would need to undertake mentored programs teaching lifestyle change, self-therapies and natural medicines.
Yep- that’s what we do.
Contact us if you like to know more.