Extinguishing the Embers of Endometriosis
Defined as the presence of endometrial-like tissue found outside of its natural home, the uterus, endometriosis is responsive to a woman’s monthly cyclical hormonal fluctuations, causing inflammation and growth adhesions to neighbouring structures within the pelvic cavity. The tissue is termed endometrial lesions, and can be found anywhere within the pelvic cavity, most commonly around the uterus, bladder, ovaries, fallopian tubes and bowel, but has also been found in more far-reaching organs such as the brain and lungs. The build-up of lesions and subsequent scar tissue formation can affect fertility and functionality of associated organs.
Herbs and Hormones: Finding the Balance
A regular menstrual cycle is a hallmark of good health for women of reproductive age. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is associated with a long cycle and metabolic disturbances. For the women experiencing PCOS, the subfertility and associated metabolic imbalances can be very frustrating, especially when they are unsure of treatment options. This case is an example of how simple herbal and nutritional treatment can restore a healthy cycle and improve fertility in a few months, whilst also empowering the patient to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Combating the Effects of Stress with Adrenal & Immune Tonics
For many patients, chronic stress is a familiar and ubiquitous aspect of life. Yet, while most practitioners are keenly aware that stress can play a major role in the development of disease, it’s also important to recognise how adrenal function and immunity are intricately linked.