You have unbelievable pain. It sits in your abdomen and is literally screaming at you. It tightens every time you move and somehow it doesn’t seem to make a difference what you do, it doesn’t seem to want to ease. You try breathing, calming down and lying down. Nothing works and so…. you reach for something that you can trust. These little things have become your friends during these times as quite simply put…. they give you instant results. They are painkillers. Sometimes in the form of tablets, Nurofen or headache tablets. Sometimes, when things get really bad they get stronger and stronger. Suppositories are a last resort. Point is, you know you can rely on these drugs to work. They work on that simple level: they take away the pain and here is the important part: IT IS INSTANT!
The major problem I find with natural healing is that you don’t actually know which supplements or treatments are really working. You can’t be sure the body is absorbing the foods or herbs you are giving it or if they are having a positive effect. There is simply no instant form of measurement. Not like drugs. You take them and the pain is gone. When you take natural supplements, herbs, eat well, exercise etc, you have no definite form of measure. It is not scientific. There are too many variables and most importantly it is not instant. Some herbs work within a few months, while others might take 6-9months to show their effect.
I see this as a downfall because unfortunately, it means women who are taking all the hormonal treatments and drugs, just don’t believe they could possibly work. They can’t go off all the hormonal treatments and drugs and get instant results. The body needs to find it’s the natural place of balance before it could even start to heal the damage that has been done with these drugs and hormonal treatments. Unfortunately, many women just don’t want to wait or endure that “balance time”.
So, the biggest downfall would have to be time. Time to allow natural treatments to work.
I know when I compare myself now to how I was a year ago, it is quite dramatic. I can’t believe how little pain I have and how little my Endometriosis actually controls my life.
I wish so hard that more women would turn to natural healing for Endometriosis. I wish I could show them, that no matter how bad things are, there is a way forward and you can heal the body. It does take time and it does take patience and trust in your body but it can be done. If only I could take each one of you by the hand and work with them to show them how…..perhaps I need to write a book 🙂
One saving grace we have with Endometriosis is the measure we have each and every month. Every time we ovulate, it proves if things are getting better or worse. Every time we have our period, we get heaps of signs if things are improving or not. This is great! Imagine not having any form of measure for months and months? At least with Endometriosis we can see the results in that monthly cycle 🙂
How long have you been on natural treatments? How long did it take you to get results or improvements? What is your experience been and what did you try that gave you faster results? Would love to hear more so we can encourage more women to go natural!