Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

9 More Natural Remedies for Relief of Endometriosis Symptoms

Over the last ten years I have scoured the internet for many quick solutions for relief from my endometriosis symptoms, and have found, unfortunately, there are no “quick fixes.” Nonetheless, I have found many natural remedies for my endometriosis symptoms that have provided temporary relief from the pain or discomfort.  Below are several of the natural remedies I have discovered.  (See also 7 Best At Home Remedies)

Endometriosis Symptom Relief Natural Remedies

Flax Seed

Flax Seed helps eliminate harmful toxins in your body, and may prevent the growth of new abnormal endometrial tissue.

How it works:

  • Mix 1-2 tbsp freshly ground flax seed
  • Drink every day for 3-4 weeks
  • May add to smoothies, salad, and soups

Eliminate Alcohol and High Estrogen Foods

Both alcohol and soy are known creators of malignant estrogenic effects which exaggerate endometriosis symptoms.

How it works:

  • Eliminate soy from your diet
  • Eliminate alcohol until you see how it affects your endometriosis
  • Learn other high-estrogen foods and eliminate as many, as possible

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Pelvic Massage

Endometriosis symptoms are primarily internal – the pelvic pain is sometimes such an intense pain that you would do anything to get rid of it. Pelvic massage is a way to relieve the pressure and pain in the pelvic area, as well as, the lower abdomen, in a natural way. It helps move the muscles, blood flow and remove toxins in the area. If you are uncomfortable or unfamiliar, you can seek guidance from a trained therapist the first time.

How it works:

  • Select an essential oil, such as lavender, olive or sandalwood oil to provide relaxation for pelvic and lower abdomen massage.
  • On a yoga mat or thick towel, stretch your body
  • Apply the oil on the lower side of your stomach
  • Massage in a circular motion for 10-15 minutes
  • Massage your pelvic area once a day*

*During your menstrual cycle, you should avoid massage treatment

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation of the endometrium and can improve your immunity. To increase omega-3 fatty acids, you can incorporate fish oil and a fish-rich diet.

  • Add fish oil to your vitamin supplements
  • Learn other ways to incorporate ways to fish in your daily diet

chamomile endometriosis symptomsChamomile

Chamomile is known to have various health benefits and is well-known for reducing inflammation, which is a major concern for all women dealing with endometriosis symptoms. Chamomile, similar to ginger and peppermint, helps with stomach and indigestion; additionally, though, chamomile has the added benefit of lowering stress levels.

How it works:

  • One bag of chamomile (or 2-3 tablespoons of chamomile leaves) into boiling water, allow to boil for 10 minutes. *If using leaves strain the liquid.
  • Chamomile is also available in the form of capsules that can be added to your daily vitamin routine

Dandelion

Dandelion root helps to flush out toxins from your kidneys and liver. Cleansing these organs is important in maintaining a proper balance of hormone levels.

How to take it:

  • Place 2 tbsp of chopped dandelion root in boiling water for 10 minutes
  • Strain the tea into a mug, add a little bit of honey or sugar and drink several times a day to relax symptoms
  • The leftover stems and leaves may be added to salads for added benefits.

Vitamin B

By boosting your B vitamins you’ll be able to decrease androgren levels to balance hormones, and control stress symptoms. This will be a sure way to see endometriosis pain relief.

How it works:

  • Use a Vitamin B supplement
  • Add whole foods rich in vitamin B to your every day diet (spinach, bananas, potatoes)

Ginger

Ginger helps to clean toxins from the liver and kidneys to aid hormone balance, but it is also an anti-inflammatory agent. Additionally, it is known to aid in digestion and uncomfortable bloating caused by endometriosis. I keep a pack of ginger gum on hand at all times, as nausea tends to strike at the most unpredictable and inconvenient moments. Thankfully, my favorite brand, Sea-Band,  is available at CVS or Walgreens in the same area as other motion sickness or morning sickness products. 

How it works:

  • Add 2 tbsp grated ginger to 1 cup of boiling water
  • Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes
  • Strain into a mug (add lemon, honey, etc to taste)
  • Drink 2 or 3 times a day to relieve symptoms

Magnesium

Magnesium helps aid the absorption of calcium which assists in controlling muscle spasms – this can help to reduce the severe cramping that is associated with endometriosis pain symptoms.

  • Add magnesium rich foods to your daily diet
  • Add 1 cup of Epsom salt to a warm bath
  • Add up to 360 mg a day of magnesium supplement to your regime

teddy-teddy-bear-association-ill-42230These are only a few natural remedies that I have used to help me with my endometriosis symptoms. As with anything, please consult your doctor before you start any new drastic changes.

Have you tried any other remedies that help? One that I did not add is heat – heat always helps! I love me a good heating pad… or warm soaking tub when I’m feeling significantly poor.  I’d love to hear if any of these remedies have helped you before, though. Comment below or email juliane@onelofajourney.com

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