Naturophatic treatment of endometriosis

This is an excellent article from Dr Marianne Marchese (she has a doctorate in naturophatic medicine):

 The goal of naturophatic treatement include:

  • decreasing inflammation
  • pain management
  • shrinkage of endometriosis lesions/implants
  • decreasing body burden of environmental toxins
  • immune support
  • fertility support

Methods used to achieve these goals are:

  • nutrition
  • herbal analgesics – pain relief (valerian, crampbark, kava, jamaican dogwood, ginger, magnesium, calcium, white willow bark)
  • anti-inflammatory herbs and nutrients (quercetin, boswellia, fish oil, curcuma, ginger, pycnogenol)
  • natural immune support (astragalus, panax ginseng, coriolus versicolor, curcuma, withania somniferia)
  • hormonal support (I3C or DIM, flaxseed, fish oil, natural progesterone)
  • liver detoxification and cleansing

Sample treatment plan:

  • fish oil 3,000 mg of EPA + DHA
  • calcium 1,000 mg and magnesium 500 mg
  • crampbark tincture: 1/2 tsp every 3 hours as needed for pain
  • pycnogenol 30mg twice a day
  • curcuma 400 to 600 mg 3 times a day
  • panax ginseng or astragalus tincture 1/4 tsp twice a day
  • DIM or I3C: DIM 100 to 200 mg everyday, I3C 300 to 400 mg everyday
  • progesterone 100 mg everyday, 3 weeks on, 1 week off
  • diet: increase flaxseed, wild salmon, cruciferous vegetables, fruits and other vegetables; decrease ham, other red meat, dairy products, alcohol, saturated fats, sugar
  • cleanse: sauna, colonic, castor oil pack, liver suppport

Have you tried any of the supplements above? Are they working for you? I highlighted in bold the supplements that I am already taking, and will do some research on the other ones that I haven’t tried yet (as I am ttc, I need to make sure that every supplement I take is also suitable for those who are trying to conceive).




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