Managing Endometriosis With Essential Oils

Managing Endometriosis With Essential Oils

Last Updated on February 2, 2022 by Organic Aromas

Endometriosis is a disease that affects more people than we think. Many women are trying hard to find ways to deal with it. According to the office on Women’s Health, more than 11% of women in the United States between 15 and 44 suffer from this condition. 

Understanding Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition wherein endometrial cells grow abnormally outside the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or bowel. In some cases, it also ends up affecting other organs like kidneys, lungs, diaphragm, or bladder. It may induce a chronic inflammatory reaction, which may lead to scar in some tissues.

During a woman’s menstruation, the body sheds endometrial tissue. However, there are cases when similar tissues end up outside the uterus. Even though endometrial implants are usually benign, they can still cause discomfort or pain.

This condition is not something that only affects the internal organs. It also causes severe pain. To further understand it, one has to be aware of the symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may have to go to a health professional to check for endometriosis:

  • Pelvic pain, which may be worse during menstruation
  • Feeling pain or experiencing cramps during sexual intercourse
  • Feeling pain or cramps when urinating
  • Painful or having cramps during bowel movements
  • Infertility

Other symptoms that you have to be wary of include:

  • Low abdominal or back pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Heavy or irregular menstruation
  • Bloody urine

In rare cases, the patient may also experience chest pain, coughing, headaches, or seizures.

A doctor can diagnose the condition based on the symptoms the patient experiences. It may also be seen during a physical examination. However, a definite diagnosis usually needs confirmation through surgery, such as laparoscopy.

The intensity of pain that a patient experiences may also vary per month. Some women have reported worsening symptoms. Meanwhile, others say the pain is manageable without treatment.

Stages of Endometriosis

There are four stages of endometriosis. These are levels I (minimal), II (mild), III (moderate), and IV (severe). It depends on the location, extent, and depth of the implants. The presence of scar tissue may also determine the type that the patient has. The most common cases fall under the minimal or mild categories. If one has moderate or severe endometriosis, one might end up having cysts or severe scarring. 

Experts have not determined the exact cause of this condition. However, they have come up with some theories on what may contribute to a higher risk level. These factors include genetics, hormones, problems with the menstrual cycle, or exposure to chemical compounds before birth.

Managing Endometriosis With Essential Oils

Managing the Condition

There are many ways of managing endometriosis. You can choose that will result in the alleviation of your pain. Doctors usually advise patients to try conservative treatments first. 

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers can reduce menstrual cramps.
  • Some doctors also suggest having hormone therapy wherein the patient takes supplementary hormones to eliminate the painful effects of endometriosis. You can take hormonal contraceptives, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists and antagonists, progestin therapy, or aromatase inhibitors. Check with your doctor to see if any of these choices apply to your condition.
  • Other patients choose to go through surgery, fertility treatment, or removal of uterus and ovaries.

Natural Ways of Managing Endometriosis

Aside from medical procedures, one can also help alleviate the pain by using natural products. There are health practitioners that advocate for the use of essential oils to address health conditions.

Essential oils are the concentrated extracts that come from plants. For many years, they have been useful due to their therapeutic properties. These fragrant scents have properties that promote relaxation, improve a person’s skin condition, and alleviate pain. Thus, they provide an alternative treatment for various conditions.

If you want to manage the pain that your endometriosis cause, you can try using essential oils. You can use them in the form of aromatherapy with the help of a high-quality diffuser. You can also choose an essential oil as a topical treatment. You may also use them for massage therapy. It’s important to always dilute essential oil when applying topically.

Many studies have proven the benefits of essential oils. When it comes to the reduction of pain, you can use lavender, rose, cinnamon, clove, or clary sage. You can also mix and match to create a combination that you think will be most beneficial to you. Start with a sampler pack. From there, you can create your own blend. Make sure you follow safety precautions in handling essential oils. You also have to monitor the reaction of your body to the essential oils. 

If you are thinking of using essential oils to help manage your endometriosis, you can discuss it with your doctor. Keep in mind that these natural products are there to help, but they do not promise total treatment. For severe cases, your doctor will be the best person to provide advice.

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  1. Thank you for addressing the topic of managing endometriosis with essential oils in this article. The well-rounded information and practical suggestions provide hope and support for individuals seeking natural remedies to alleviate symptoms and enhance their quality of life. Greatly appreciated.

  2. Who doesn’t love aromatherapy oils and a diffuser I have been using them for years lots of handy tips and hints here for this painful condition…

  3. The article was helpful to understand the disease. I didn’t realize that the suggested oils could relieve pain. Are the mechanisms behind this known? Are some oils better for one type of pain over another?

  4. Essential oils have helped me and my family so much when it comes to pain. Interesting article. I will pass this along to family members. Thanks

  5. Thanks for so much useful information. I wish this was available many years ago when I was suffering this condition. I will pass this information on to those I know that suffer now.

  6. Oh my GOD!!! This article was SO informative. I would have NEVER guessed that Aroma Therapy could help someone suffering with Endometriosis! I have a close church friend who suffers greatly and regularly. I can’t wait to share this information with her! Thank you!!!

  7. I never knew how much essential oils could help with this condition. I know a friend who has it and now I can share this info with her.. thank you organic aromas

  8. thank you for your information on Endometriosis . It is very helpful to get direct information on what might help. essential oils are a gift to mankind .

  9. This article is interesting. I don’t suffer grom endometrios but I am curious to try if those essential oils could help with menstrual cramps?!

  10. This article provides great information on endometriosis, easy to understand. How amazing that we can use essential oils to help with relaxation and therapeutic massage!

  11. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this great article! I’ve always heard how great clary sage essential oils can be for cramps, and now I know why! Never knew about rose, but so glad I do now! Thanks for sharing this! Stay safe and be well! xoxoJJ

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