Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Peony

As we mentioned in previous articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. As we know, herbs play a very important role in some cultures in treating all kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how peony helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Peony are Chinese herbs that include white and red peony. While red peony is made by the whole peony root with its reddish thick outer bark, the white peony is made by the peeled root with the bark stripped off to reveal a powdery white to pink under-layer. It is said to help in strengthen the liver function, increase blood flow, and reduce menstrual cramps.

II. How peony effects women with endometriosis
1. Reduce menstrual cramps
White peony helps to reduce the internal heat in the upper part of the body caused by chi stagnation. By releasing the flow of the chi it also reduces the abdominal pain. Red peony helps to treat blood stagnation by increasing the blood flow to the abdomen. It helps to calm the overactive uterus and reduce the period pain.

2. Hormonal balancing
Since white peony helps to strengthen the liver qi, it increases the secretion of bile into the digestive system that helps to inhibit the levels of bad estrogen in the body which causes menstrual cramps and cell abnormality, such as cancer, endometrial implants, and adhesion.

3. Relaxing uterine muscle
With a strong liver, it helps to balance the prostaglandins hormones by balancing the fatty acids in our body. Without the over-production of certain hormones in the prostaglandins family, there are no overactive uterine muscles and menstrual cramps.

4. Immune system
Peony contains paeonin and paeoniflorin which help to strengthen the immune system in fighting against inflammation that causes the endometrial implants and adhesion.

5. Nervous system
By increasing the liver function by stabilize the yin qi in the liver it helps the liver in protein and fat metabolism resulting in increasing the function of the nervous system thus reducing symptoms of dizziness, fatigue, irritation, memory loss, and pain in the abdomen.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and a self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look on the bright side.

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