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Endometriosis: How to relieve pain naturally with cold

Endometriosis causes pain and inflammation which can be relieved by applying cold to the pelvic area. This practice is called derivative bath and it is a 100% natural solution.

What is endometriosis?

L' endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease, where endometrial cells grow outside the uterus, which depends on inflammation, immunity and hormones and can lead to many symptoms such as menstrual pain, pain when ovulation, digestive and urinary disorders, infertility, neuropathic pain, chronic fatigue and lower back pain. Diagnosis of this disease takes on average 7 years and there is currently no curative treatment.

How do I know if I have endometriosis?

"According to EndoFrance, it is recommended to consult a doctor for a possible diagnosis of endometriosis if the menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea) are not relieved by paracetamol and require increasingly powerful non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) each month. Endometriosis can also cause other symptoms such as bleeding (rectorrhagia, heavy periods, metrorrhagia), digestive and/or urinary disorders , chronic fatigue which affects the quality of life, pelvic and lower back pain , as well as pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia) in some women."


The effects of cold and endometriosis

THE cold is often known for its natural anti-inflammatory powers and to reduce the sensation of pain transmitted to the brain, what is called the effect analgesic .

Derivative baths, a hydrotherapy practice which uses the benefits of cold are a good way to soothe pain and take care of yourself. This is a practice that can be very interesting. in the case of pain linked to endometriosis.

Derivative baths or perineal cryotherapy: A solution to relieve endometriosis

For what ?

The cold has an effect analgesic , which suppresses or dulls sensitivity to pain, and anti-inflammatory which could help relieve abdominal pain associated with this condition. In fact, the cold stimulates the fascia and allows the body to eliminate more easily and decongest the small pelvis.

In addition, the cold allows limit sensitivity and induce blood vasoconstriction. This means that the blood flow decreases in the area where the cold is brought.

It can also help to reduce stress , which can be beneficial for people with endometriosis.

How to do ?

2 possibilities for practicing derivative baths:

  • We can apply cool water on the pelvic floor during sitz baths for around twenty minutes. However, you must be careful not to catch a cold or get shivers.
  • Otherwise the possibility of carrying pockets of cold perineum . The gel bag is installed in the panties, surrounded by fabric, for about an hour, which allows you to do other things. The first few times, if it's too cold you can test for 15 to 20 minutes.

It is important to note that the diverting bath should not be used as a sole treatment for endometriosis, it is not medicine and will not allow you to cure the disease. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional to treat this condition. Today, the average time to be diagnosed with this disease is 7 years with many stages. If you want to track your symptoms, you can use Luna or soon GyngerCare, this will allow you to already see follow-up when you meet a healthcare professional.

Other benefits of perineal cryotherapy?

By providing freshness to the perineum, the derivative bath has a direct influence on the entire body :

  • it diverts waste and toxins from the liver and kidneys, allowing gentle but deep detox
  • he has one immediate action on the mobility of the intestine , and on the mobility of the fascia, thus helping to regulate transit
  • it regulates the internal temperature of the body, thereby improving fertility and reduce the hot flashes at the time of menopause
  • his action of detox in depth, releases clogged cells and thus allows for a boost of energy
  • it influences the muscles of the perineum and everything that surrounds it

It is a truly global practice for taking care of your body.

Contraindications to know: This practice is not recommended in case of exhaustion, recent perineal operation (less than one year), during the first trimester of a pregnancy by treatment (IVF or other), in case of tachycardia or if one is carrying a pacemaker.

Always good to know!

Another essential friend remains the hot water bottle which, through its heat, decongests and drains the liver in particular. The heat has a local relaxing effect for abdominal pain and period pain.

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