Endometriosis and Homeopathy
A Short Remainder of What Endometriosis Is
colloquially referred to as endo) affects some 89
million women of reproductive age around the world. With endometriosis,
the endometrial tissue from the uterus is found outside the womb
in other areas of the body. Under normal circumstances, the
endometrium leaves the body each month through menses (unless
conception occurs). In endometriosis, the misplaced endometrium
has no way of leaving the body. The tissues, however, still follow
the rise and fall of estrogen and progesteron, breaking down and
bleeding as if they were still in the womb, with many of the following
symptoms taking place in the woman's body:
of blood and tissue shed from the growths,
inflammation of the surrounding areas, and
formation of scar tissue.
addition, the growths can interfere with the normal function
of the bowel, bladder, intestines and other areas of the pelvic
cavity. Endometriosis has also been found lodged in
the skin, the lungs, the diaphragm and even the brain.
solution to endometriosis lies in the realm genetics, and homeopathy
has ways of dealing with it. So, let Dr Luc, a world famous homeopath
tell us about it.
|The rest of this page is article by Dr Luc, which tells
you why you have endometriosis and how homeopathy is your only
chance to eradicate your endometriosis genetically, once and
is my goal today to explain you what you as a sufferer from endometriosis
can expect from homeopathy. How does Homeopathy differ in looking
at a condition such as endometriosis, and may I say, looking at
any other kind of disease? As you will see, to the contrary of what
you might expect, Homeopathy is a true science, looking at each
case of endometriosis quite differently than allopathy or modern
medical science. I hope to answer more of some questions that might
have intrigued the sufferer of endometriosis and which at present
time are left unanswered by modern medicine. Questions such as:
||"How did I come to this condition?
||Is there any way to prevent this condition?
||Is this condition just a different expression
of the same root of an imbalance deep in our system, and this
imbalance randomly expresses itself in different pathological
expressions or diseases, one of them endometriosis?
||What about our offspring?
||What can we expect them to suffer from in case
we suffer from endometriosis?
Can this all be answered by Homeopathy? Yes!
Much more, it can be treated, cured
Before I will answer one by one the above
questions which are crucial to your goal of achieving health, I will
outline in short the principles on which Homeopathy is based, comparing
it with our approach to disease in allopathy so you will see a distinct
different approach to illness in general, and endometriosis in particular.
I start explaining you what homeopathy can do for you the endometriosis
patient, consider the advantages of homeopathy when compared to
Allopathic (modern) medicine.
What Does Allopathy Has to Say About Endometriosis
Homeopathic treatment is individualized
- it considers the whole patient through symptoms (causality, mental,
emotional and physical), rather than the disease as a name. Too often,
we physicians think that our work is finished when we put a label
on the patient.
you have endometriosis (our main means of diagnosis is the laparoscopy
in which we visualize the pelvic and abdominal area through a tube
inserted through the navel). Take these drugs; you might need surgery,
maybe it is both, go home and pray that it will go away."
Homeopathy does not need a name for a disease.
It looks at the person as a whole and tries to find the contributing
factors of disease. What does allopathy say about the causes of endometriosis?
They have not been established -- in other words we don't know!
We see that it can
But does this knowledge leads to a therapy
in which you can say, the endometriosis sufferer,
||run in families (more in first-degree relatives
like mother, sister, and daughter) and that the
||risk increases after age 30 or when having
||an abnormal uterus (exceptional).
know what to do now so I can say for sure, none of my offspring will
suffer from this?"
at all! So we just hope
and pray that it will not effect our children. Are the measures (surgery,
drugs with its multiple side effects) a guarantee for a "cure" for
you the sufferer? We already know the answer to this: it is a resounded
NO. How Homeopathy looks at these contributing factors is mentioned
Advantages of Homeopathy
remedies recommended in homeopathy have extensive human experiment.
Contrary to what opponents of homeopathy would have you believe, all
remedies are tested in the only scientific way, i.e. on normal, healthy
individuals. This really should be taken over by modern medicine.
I just saw on Larry King Reagan's doctor speaking about Alzheimer
and he asked volunteers for studies with new untested drugs. Doctors
should be the first ones to do this on themselves like homeopathic
physicians have been doing this for two centuries now.
The homeopathic method of prescribing on
a totality of symptoms is designed to be curative,
not just palliative and suppressive as when takes a sleeping pill
for insomnia. Little in allopathic medicine is directed at reparation.
This is just the contrary of what is often said by your doctor. Drugs
used in endometriosis are geared towards suppressing the activity
of the ovaries and therefore slow down the growth of the endometrial
tissue. But suppressing is exactly what it means--suppressing, not
curing with all dire consequences as a result (see further).
Homeopathy has its time-tested
usefulness. Remedies used two hundred years ago are
still used with the same efficacy as then for the same diseases. Allopathic
medical fads run their course and disappear rapidly, whereas homeopathy
is practiced all over the world. In fact it is the second most widespread
form of medicine practiced in the whole world.
There is no
drugging effect, and there are no side effects from
homeopathic remedies. Unwanted effects are homeopathic aggravations,
recognized by the well-trained homeopath and easily managed. I am
sure when you take
acne, wt gain, lower voice, beard growth, vaginal dryness, bleeding
between periods, mood swings, liver malfunction, etc. or the
increased appetite, vein thrombosis, bleeding, nausea or the
releasing hormone agonists (GnRH agonists)
with side effects such as hot flashes, loss of calcium from
the bones, dryness of the vagina and mood swings.
Drug treatment according
to our own medical findings does not cure your endometriosis,
when you stop them, the disease usually returns.
So in other words, if you don't opt for surgery
with a total hysterectomy, (and we are talking about victims between
25-44 years old and even teenagers!--WHO WOULD DO THAT??), you are
sure to suffer from serious side effects of those drugs! Surgery
is advised to women with moderate to severe endometriosis, again this
does not lead to a cure according to allopathy. Why?
Because it addresses the end result of the illness--the weeds, but
not at all the root, the why you got this in the first place. And
then there is the risk of adhesions with every removal of endometrial
tissue. Only removal of both ovaries prevents recurrence of endometriosis
but is this solution for these young women? Obviously not!
cost of homeopathic medications is very modest and its application
is simple. Practicing
homeopathy by a majority of physicians would turn the health budget
around over night! This is quite different from the high prices of
drugs now often used in endometriosis patients: Danazol, the GnRH
agonists, the BC pill, etc. Not one endometriosis patient in this
world has to stay sick because they can't afford the medications.
And once you improve with your homeopathic remedies, you start taking
less and less, even nothing because the disease gets cured, not suppressed
in which case we take drugs indefinitely!
of the homeopathic remedies are prepared from fresh plants and minerals.
Properly stored away from heat or radiation, they keep their strength
indefinitely. And we never have to bring Nature in imbalance to produce
the mass of medications asked. We only need to take one little plant
and never in the next generations have to kill another plant. Quite
a difference again with allopathy. A perfect example is that we need
to kill four yuma trees to provide enough Tamoxifen drugs for one
breast cancer patient.
Is it not amazing that despite this long
list of the benefits of homeopathy that some not-so-well-intentioned
people still label this great science as quackery?
Time-Line for Order of Treatment and Diagnosis:
the big difference with allopathy! This will answer the question,
did I come to this?
A Practical Plan for the Endometriosis Patient with Homeopathy and
Answers to Previous Questions
For a physician, every investigation into an illness starts
with a good inquiry. Getting the facts together, the symptoms with
their modalities and the different factors in the patient's lifestyle
contributing to the disease are essential if we want to be successful
in restoring the patient's health. Yet, most of the time, the physician
often neglects the most important question:
happened in your life when you became sick or just before you became
I see enough doctors' reports from my patients.
They are explicit enough in the description of symptoms and the enumeration
of the different illnesses, but they rarely link the onset of the
disease to a meaningful event in the patient's life. Yet, it is most
often the clue to the solution. For you Endometriosis patient, this
will be your first task. Communicate to your physician the exact circumstances
and the first symptoms observed.
Some examples that I have seen in practice will clarify this. I might
see ten endometriosis patients with almost identical symptoms. They
will be treated identical in allopathic medicine with the few drugs,
which address some of the symptoms. Yet, these ten patients have ten
different beginnings or etiologies. They were "never
||an operation because of sensitivity to anesthesia,
||an intestinal infection with a loss of liquids,
||taking the birth control pill,
||an acute fear situation like one almost died in
a car accident,
||recurrent intake of antibiotics,
||death of a family member, etc.
I can make this list ten pages long and this
is exactly what your doctor needs to do. The regular medical doctor
will treat these different beginnings in the same way, simply because
they have the same endings! How can we be so shortsighted? But these
beginnings (triggers) have decreased your resistance and will lead
to illness, endometriosis in your case. And a homeopathic physician
can tell who among the population is at risk to get endometriosis
even when exposed to the same trigger! (See further, miasms). Because
the question can be posed,
if a "grief" can lead to endometriosis, why is not everyone getting
it when suffering a grief?
A diseased state is to be viewed as a decrease
in vital energy (Qi in Chinese medicine). Once this energy has reached
a certain low level, the patient is susceptible to viruses, bacteria,
yeast and parasites, which are consequences, not causes! When are
we going to learn in Western medicine to put the horse before the
cart, not behind it? It is this attitude that makes us lose the battle
against cancer, AIDS and other serious chronic disease. So the first
question I ask you the endometriosis patient is,
A Decrease in Vital Energy Leads to a Disease
happened in your life on the moment that you became aware of the first
symptoms of endometriosis (and we mean the months preceding your symptoms)?"
This is the first important factor to discover.
It is the trigger that has put the lit on the fire, it is not the
only factor because no matter what the trigger is, the terrain has
to be just right to start something like endometriosis. This terrain
is what we refer to in Homeopathy as the Miasms, which correspond
basically, to your genetic background. It corresponds to what you
received from your parents and what you will transfer to your offspring.
More about this a little later.
When a homeopathic physician looks at the ten above mentioned Endometriosis
patients, he will possible come up with ten different remedies, in
spite of these patients having almost the same symptom picture. Does
it not make more sense to treat the root of the problem, and not merely
the little sick branches. Yet most doctors, alternative or classical,
do not more than branch cutting, simply because they do not know how
to restore the sick root. Allopathic medicine with its strong opinion
about germs does not have the tools to repair the beginnings of Endometriosis.
So they keep on using the few medications that cover some of the symptoms
of Endometriosis or resort to surgery. Yet all these measures fail
to address the beginnings of Endometriosis or why you got endometriosis
in the first place!. Only "total" health modalities like acupuncture,
chiropractic but especially homeopathy is capable of turning Endometriosis
patient's lives around.
The second factor that plays a role in getting
endometriosis is what we already alluded to: the genetic background.
Homeopathy is able to determine what people and who of your children
is able to get endometriosis. How? By looking at both parents' family
history and see what Miasm is predisposed. (A miasm is a defect, a
groove, a predisposition to certain illness, a weakness, we inherited
from our ancestors. Obviously we all have defects but in case of endometriosis,
we are talking about the sycotic miasm (see figure). Endometriosis
is however only one expression of this Sycotic miasm. What are some
of the other expressions?
Genetic Background (Miasms) or the Fertile Ground for Illness
You see them on this figure how many of these different expressions
you have in yourself or how many you can find in your parents or children.
Mental, Emotional and Physical Symptoms
Symptoms can either be on the mental, emotional
or physical plane. Patient's can either show symptoms only on the
physical plane, others more sick on the emotional plane and the most
sick have symptoms on the mental plane. I invite all of you to think
about of how many of these symptoms you have or you see in your children/parents.
symptoms for people with endometriosis: Forgetfulness for
things just done, just said, Thoughts vanishing while speaking, bad
memory for recent things, not old things. Imagine of you have to study
this way: the only good energy is at night, starting around 8 PM till
2-3 AM. But during the day, teenager's exhibit dreaming, inattention,
restlessness, can't sit still, in other words many of our kids and
maybe some among you have suffered from what they call now in general
terms ADD and ADHD. But it belongs to the same root as endometriosis.
symptoms: Thrill seekers, passionate people, love sex and talking
about it, they prefer a short but exciting life above and long and
boring one. Life has to be full of fun and thrills, unfortunately
this can lead to criminality as the border is easily transgressed
all in the name of fun, in search of the next new thrill. But definitely
a great deal of our sycotic children are ADD or ADHD children. A sycotic
person is one of extremes, never finding the middle ground.
symptoms: warts, cysts, asthma, tumors, polyps, and any "hyper"
activity of any gland, besides all the "-itis" diseases.
Now if you see any of the above symptoms in yourself or your offspring,
they belong to the same expressions as your endometriosis. On the
same chart you see also the triggers that will wake up this miasm
if it is present in you.
So What About the Treatment?
Do you understand now why in allopathic medicine
we have to say that surgery neither drugs is capable to eradicate
endometriosis? And if we eradicate (rather suppress) its other expressions
and the ones I have mention to you will appear. So in other words,
if I suppress physical expressions, either the emotional or mental
that I have mention will appear if you are not strong; if you are
strong the endometriosis will come back. Why? Because we don't treat
the root, the trigger and the miasmatic background. We have those
remedies in Homeopathy tailored to each individual, this has nothing
to do with a protocol. We are all different, we came to what we are
in a different way, it is the sum of whatever happened in your life,
and the only thing you have in common now is the endometriosis. And
even that is not always expressed in the same way. Now you understand
that the remedy you get from a homeopath, after answering so many
more questions than to your regular physician, is the sum of your
genetic make up and what happened in your life, so in other words
it covers the beginnings of the disease, it focuses on them, on the
root, because only such eradication can lead to a normal state. I
hope that every endometriosis patient would learn about the magic
of homeopathy in the eradication of their suffering.
De Schepper, M.D, Ph.D., Lic.Ac., C.Hom., D.I.Hom., is in private
practice in San Diego, CA (tel. 619-281-8800). He has medical, acupuncture
and homeopathy licenses in the U.S. and Europe. He has written twelve
books on alternative medicine and is the founder and teacher of the
Renissance Institute of Homeopathy in Boston, MA, open to health care
professionals. He has taught extensively in the U.S., Europe, Canada
and endometriosis to the home page of How To Avoid Hysterectomy.com.