There are many complementary therapies that can help with Endometriosis, the following have all been proven to help with the symptoms and the additional conditions that can often occur with it, such as IBS, Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression and infertility. Endometriosis pain can occur all throughout a woman’s monthly cycle, and is not limited to just the pelvic area. Pain can occur in the legs, hips and back, and Endometriosis can cause bladder and bowel problems. Many women suffer with fatigue and extreme mood swings too. Because of the complexity of the disease, often a multi-faceted approach is required.
Here at the Wellbeing Clinic in Nottingham, we can offer the following treatments which may help with the painful and upsetting symptoms of Endometriosis.
Craniosacral Therapy – Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on treatment that promotes a deep level of rebalancing. The craniosacral therapist identifies where restrictions or blocks are causing pain, discomfort or stress; using a simple and relaxing technique, tension is released and the body is encouraged to move to a higher level of balance.
Acupuncture – As explained in our article earlier this week, Acupuncture works on balancing Qi, correcting imbalances in the body. Acupuncture can also be very useful for those experiencing fertility issues related to Endometriosis.
Reflexology – Another ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology is a gentle massage of the feet. All the areas of the body, including the organs, are reflected in the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands, so the whole body can be treated through this relaxing practice.
Aromatherapy – Many aromatherapy oils have healing and antispasmodic action on the muscles and tissues, which can be beneficial to Endometriosis sufferers. An aromatherapy massage is a gentle and relaxing way to help with pain and stress caused by Endometriosis.
Nutritional Therapy – Our Nutritional Therapist, Samantha Farmer gave us some great dietary advice on Monday for anyone struggling with Endometriosis. Our health can be vastly improved by changes to our diet, and food can be used to ease pain and rebalance hormones.
Chiropractic – is a healthcare profession focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is a strong relationship between the location of the spinal cord and the location of the reproductive organs, so chiropractic care can help to minimise distortions using manipulation and adjustments.
Counselling – Talking therapies can be useful if you or someone you care about has Endometriosis. If you are finding it hard to cope with the symptoms or are experiencing infertility, or perhaps you have surgery coming up which you are worried about, often talking to a counsellor can help make sense of these feelings, and give you a safe space to explore the emotions surrounding them.
If you or a loved one is suffering with Endometriosis, we are here to help.