Adenomyosis is a condition where endometrial tissue of the uterus grows into the muscle wall of the uterus. Women having a history of operation like cesarean section, an operation to remove fibroids, and women in the age group of 40 to 50 are at most risk for adenomyosis. Homeopathy for adenomyosis can help reduce the intensity and frequency of symptoms of the disease.
The reason behind adenomyosis is not clearly known yet but there are many theories to explain the cause of adenomyosis. One theory suggests that the endometrial tissue might be deposited in the muscle layer of the uterus during birth that tends to grow during adulthood. Next theory says inflammation of uterus following childbirth may result in adenomyosis. This is due to a break in the confined boundary of the cells that lines the uterus. As per another theory, adenomyosis arises from direct invasion of endometrial cells into the muscle layer of the uterus that may be due to incisions made during surgeries like cesarean section.
Symptoms of Adenomyosis
Some women having adenomyosis may not have any symptoms of the problem. In cases where symptoms do appear, they include heavy periods, prolonged menstrual bleeding, severe cramps/pain during periods (dysmenorrhea), bloating, painful intercourse, and spotting between periods.
Homeopathy for Adenomyosis
Homeopathy is highly useful for symptomatic management of adenomyosis. The symptoms including heavy/prolonged menstrual bleeding, pain during periods/intercourse, and spotting between periods can be managed effectively with homeopathy.
1. Sabina – To Manage Heavy, Bright, Red Menstrual Flow
Sabina is prepared from young, fresh tops of the branches of a plant Sabina Officinalis of the natural order Coniferae. Sabina is highly beneficial to manage complaint of heavy periods in adenomyosis cases. Females needing Sabina complains of very copious menstrual flow that tends to have heavy clots. The blood is bright red in color and flows in gushes. The menses may also last for a longer duration and are frequently attended with pain and colic. The characteristic pain goes from sacrum to pubes. In some cases, intermenstrual bleeding also appears.
2. Thlaspi – For Prolonged Menstrual Bleeding
Thlaspi is prepared from a plant Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris of the natural order Cruciferae. Thlaspi is very beneficial to manage prolonged menstrual bleeding in cases of adenomyosis. The menstrual bleeding may prolong for ten to even fifteen days where Thlaspi is indicated. The bleeding is also profuse with clots. Uterine colic appears during menses. Marked exhaustion attends excessive bleeding. The next periods start without recovery from the previous one. Sometimes the menstrual bleeding is profuse in every alternate month.
3. Ustilago – For Heavy, Dark Menstrual Flow
Ustilago is an excellent medicine to manage heavy menstrual flow dark in color in adenomyosis. Sometimes long black stringy clots pass with the dark blood. The blood may also have an offensive odor. Motion tends to worsen the flow and the menses are also prolonged. Extreme pain may attend menstrual flow.
4. Trillium Pendulum – For Bleeding between Periods
Trillium Pendulum is prepared from the fresh root of a plant named Three-leaved Nightshade of the natural order Smilaceae. Trillium Pendulum works effectively to manage the complaint of bleeding between periods in cases of adenomyosis. For using Trillium, the menstrual flow appears at every two weeks duration. The blood is profuse and gushes out of the uterus and is bright red in color. This may cause the woman to faint. A bearing down pain in the pelvis is also felt. Pain in the hips and small of the back is also marked with a sensation as if they will fall into pieces.
5. Calcarea Carb – For Early, Profuse and Prolonged Periods
Calcarea Carb is a well-indicated medicine for treating early, profuse and prolonged periods in adenomyosis. Pains of cutting nature appear in the uterus during periods. Pain in the back also arise. Nausea may attend with the pain during periods. In some cases, headache and vertigo may be felt during periods. Anemia may be present due to frequent and profuse periods of long duration.
6. Colocynthis – For Severe Cramps during Periods in Adenomyosis
Colocynthis is prepared from the pulp of the fruit of plant Citrullus Colocynthis of the natural order Cucurbitaceae. It is very useful for managing severe cramps or pain during periods in adenomyosis. The pain tends to get worse after eating or drinking. Relief in the pain is obtained by bending double or by hard pressure where Colocynthis is indicated. The abdomen may be distended with a sensation of distress along with uterine colic. In cases requiring Colocynthis, the uterine pain may also begin to be felt before the periods. Great restlessness attends the menstrual colic.
7. Magnesia Phos – For Painful Periods
Magnesia Phos is another effective medicine for treating painful periods in adenomyosis. To use Magnesia Phos, the uterine pain may be cramping, drawing, darting, shooting, lightening like or cutting in nature. Warm applications tend to relieve the pain in cases needing Magnesia Phos. Along with uterine colic, a bruised sensation in the abdomen may also be felt.
8. Viburnum – To Manage Uterine Pain Radiating down Thighs
Viburnum is prepared from fresh bark of plant Viburnum opulus commonly named as High Cranberry of the natural order Caprifoliaceae. Viburnum is beneficial to manage uterine pain radiating down thighs in cases of adenomyosis. The entire pelvic region feels full and congested. Pain in the back also arises along with nausea. The menstrual flow is profuse and contains large clots. The blood may also be offensive.
9. Sepia – For Painful Intercourse
Sepia is considered in cases of adenomyosis to manage the complaint of painful intercourse. There may also be a tendency of early and copious periods. During periods, there may be a bearing-down pain in the pelvis and small of the back. Burning or shooting pain in the uterus may also be felt.