Natural Healing for endometriosis in toronto
Chronic pain and the accompanying physical, mental and emotional stresses of having endometriosis is challenging. Womxn’s pain is often dismissed by doctors and normalised by our culture, often making us wonder if it truly is ‘all in our head’. But it isn’t. You have probably tried just about everything, and have found little relief. You may have found your condition impacting your ability to work or maintain relationships, your fertility, your sexuality, negatively impacting your self-esteem and relationship with your body. I am here to help.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is when tissue somewhat similar to the lining of the uterus implants itself outside of the uterus in the pelvic cavity. The hormones that trigger our ovulation and bleeding each month activate these tissues and cause inflammation, severe pain, internal scarring, adhesions (bands of scar tissue that can ‘glue’ organs together), infertility and other medical complications. For each person with endometriosis, the specific locations of the endometriosis lesions are different, the severity of symptoms may not match the level of advancement of the disease, and so each person is completely unique in their experience and what treatments work for them.
What are the causes of endometriosis?
The cause of endometriosis is still currently unknown. There have been many theories over the years, (the disease has been around since ancient Egypt, so it’s taking a while).
Some theories include: Congenital origins- cells were placed in the wrong place during foetal development; our body’s lack of ability to breakdown the backflow of blood that can happen during menstruation, metaplasia (where one cell type turns into a different cell type), circulatory or lymphatic distribution of endometriosis lesions, an auto-immune issue, or a combination of more than one theory.
- Debilitating or increasingly painful menstrual cycles
- Pelvic pain at any time of the cycle or chronically
- Painful sex
- Constipation, diarrhea, painful bloating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Painful bowel movements
- Bladder pain
- Urinary urgency
- Urinary frequency
- Fertility issues
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
Treatment for endometriosis
Many of us with endo try many avenues of treatment and spend our lives doing so, because the disease has no cure, but can be managed. It does take some experimenting to see what works for each individual. Proper treatment usually means a diagnosis is necessary. Currently, the only reliable form of diagnosis is laprascopic surgery. Having this surgical diagnosis followed by excision (removal of the endometriosis tissue) with an excision specialist is currently one of the most effective treatments available. However, even with expert excision surgery, pain can still continue for different reasons, and specialists in this form of treatment can be hard to find.
Some find medications helpful- such as the Mirena, Visanne, or low-dose birth-control pills, and some pursue natural treatments, which may include: pelvic physiotherapy, acupuncture, yoga, relaxation techniques, dietary changes, massage, CBD and other natural support for endometriosis.
Natural Treatment for Endometriosis
My services are both a wonderful compliment to medical supports or helpful if your decision is to pursue a solely natural route to your healing.
In regular one-on-one sessions, I offer an empathetic listening ear in discussing your unique situation and endometriosis healing goals. Together, we create a program of weekly sessions to address your needs. Natural Healing for Endometriosis Sessions may include Yoga & Movement for Pelvic Health, with specific movements for endometriosis suited to your body; Meditation & visualisations you can bring into your daily life; Self-care tools such as self-massage, herbs and aromatherapy, Womb Blessings for healing energetic blocks and bringing balance to the womb and Womb Care Rituals, which include therapeutic creative expression, self-reflection, ritual and tarot reading. Healing is complex, involving the nervous system, the energy body, our mind, emotions and spirit. I can help support you on the levels that medical professionals do not specialise in.
Our Sessions can help with:
Pelvic pain relief, easier periods, back pain relief, improved pelvic floor circulation, increased calm and inner stability, emotional expression and release, improved relationship with your body, trust in your instincts, hormonal balance, balanced energy levels, release of toxic energetic patterns affecting womb health, greater ease, flow and mobility in daily life.
*Our sessions are not meant to replace medical attention or diagnosis. Natural endometriosis support is a wonderful compliment to medical support.