Endometriosis is one of the most complex diseases in its etiology and symptoms. Despite more than 130 years of research that have been conducted on it, it has still not been possible to determine the cause, or develop an effective cure. It is estimated that it affects from 3 to 8% of the population of women of childbearing age, which in 1-5% is fertile and even up to 40% of women who are struggling with infertility. Risk factors are, among others, genetic causes, early age of the first menstrual period, short and regular cycles, lack of pregnancy, low BMI and high body height, lack of physical activity and consumption of excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol. Recently, a lot is said about the immunological origin of endometriosis, indicating the dependence of its occurrence on the condition of the lymphatic system and its co-occurrence with other autoimmune diseases.
Previous approach to the treatment of endometriosis was based mainly on hormonal or surgical treatment. Currently, it turns out that only comprehensive and holistic approach to the patients brings solutions. In Western Europe, solutions known as integrative medicine (functional medicine) are increasingly being applied. It is an integrated and individual approach to the patient’s problems, based on the search for the basis of chronic diseases. The diagnostic process is extremely complex and based not only on conventional medicine but also on complementary medicine. It focuses on the treatment not only of the symptoms of the disease, but mainly of the patient and takes into account the biochemical and immunological individuality of the body, as well as exposure to environmental factors and the individual response of the patient to them. It perceives health as vitality, the ability to function properly in society, the ability to fully enjoy life, which is why an appropriate diagnosis of the patient is still at the sub-clinical stage before the full symptoms of the disease occur.
This approach is very similar to the therapeutic approach of Doctor Vladimir Sawinov, who distinguished three phases of the disease, occurring regardless of the disease they concern. The first stage of the disease is the phase of energy disturbances manifested by the syndrome of chronic fatigue. The next phase is the stage of local immune disorders manifested by local inflammation. At this stage, the pathology is fixed in a specific place and the function of the system or a specific organ is violated. It is still difficult to make a specific diagnosis, however, the patient as a result of various types of disorders already reports disturbing syndromes seemingly unrelated to each other. The third stage is the morphological transformation of cells and tissues towards a specific macroscopically recognizable disorder. We are talking about the phenomenon of a tissue (more or less), because as a result of changes both autoaggressive diseases and tissue’s superstructure can develop – tumors, cysts, polyps, or just endometrial hyperplasia.
According to Dr Sawinow, the development of a pathological process always starts with energetic disorders. It combines the ideas of the impact of environmental and emotional factors as well as genetic factors. This state of energy refraction interferes with a set of physiological processes that support tissues to function properly, leading ultimately to a local immune disorder. On that base the opportunistic microorganisms develop, leading to the formation of inflammation and then to proliferative changes in the tissues. This mechanism explains the complexity of coexisting symptoms in endometriosis and other autoimmune associated diseases.
Only understanding these relationships and the basis of the disease will help to understand the need to implement comprehensive methods of treatment and influence on all parameters of the pathological process. These include abdominal manual therapy (visceral techniques that can eliminate venous stasis, contraction of the parenchymal bags and surrounding swelling), diet, phytotherapy, vacuum therapy, hirudotherapy and physical and spiritual detox. These techniques normalize energy conversions in tissues, allow to sharonize and cleanse the patient’s body not only from environmental and emotional loads, but also to eliminate local and general outbreaks of the disease.