NationalEndo’ Month- Herbal Medicine.

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Endo’ is a debiltating, complex and very painful condition that greatly affects your fertility (and weight, finances, relationships and mental state).

You may need a (invasive and expensive) laparoscopy to be correctly diagnosed, but that’s not always necessary or advisable.

See an experienced Naturopath to treat Endo’ using herbs, supplements, diet and lifestyle changes. An Osteopath or Chiropractor will be of great help also.

Herbs:

• dang gui is often taken alone in the East for menstrual difficulties (in the West we use Angelica archangelica as a substitute)

• Vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree) is important here, as it will regulate your cycle and balance your hormones and has a positive affection your ovaries.

– Ladies Mantle and Raspberry Leaf for uterine health

• Ginkgo biloba increases and stimulates circulation to the reproductive organs; it will also help with scar tissue

• turmeric is a good anti-inflammatory, liver tonic and oestrogenic

• calendula helps to keep lymphatics in good order, which seems to be a problem with endo’
• golden seal (in short supply these days however) is good for reducing inflammation in mucous membranes, as is Barberry.

• chen pi (mandarin peel) is great for improving digestion and reducing ‘damp’ conditions

• St John’s wort is a good antidepressant and anti-inflammatory; it also helps with related sciatica’

– Dandelion Root, Schisandra and St. Mary’s Thistle to help improve poor liver health associated with Endo’.

– Ginger and Cinnamon to help ‘warm’ the ‘coldness’ often associated.

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