Conditions
Chronic Pain
Endometriosis

Natural endometriosis treatment

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that can have devastating consequences on overall health. During endometriosis, the lining of the womb starts to grow in other areas in the reproductive system, causing a lot of pain, menstrual irregularities, and in many cases, infertility. Traditionally hormonal therapies, painkillers, and antidepressants are prescribed to help alleviate symptoms, but recently plant-based endometriosis treatments are proving promising, and popular amongst patients.

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1 in 10

women during reproductive age have endometriosis in the UK

13%

of Australian women with endometriosis use natural, herbal treatments

42%

of endometriosis patients using alternative therapies are treating pelvic pain

£8.2 billion

is spent on endometriosis treatments every year in the UK

“The Releaf+ subscription simplifies the entire process of my plant-based treatment.“

Nigel, Releaf Patient

October 2023

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Symptoms

Intense period pain that limits usual activities

Very heavy periods

Chronic pelvic pain

Pain during or after sex

Frequent chest infections

Constipation or diarrhoea

Chronic fatigue

Depression

Difficulty conceiving and infertility

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you may have endometriosis. Please speak with your GP to find out more.

Treatment options:

In the UK, patients with endometriosis are typically referred to a gynaecology specialist who can prescribe a range of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), hormonal treatments and analgesic painkillers to alleviate symptoms, but unfortunately, these are not appropriate or successful for everyone.

Ibuprofen

Paracetamol

Naproxen

Hormone medicines e.g. combined pill, contraceptive implant

Gonadotrophin

Hysterectomy

If you are struggling to manage endometriosis symptoms and have already tried two conventional treatments to little avail, natural treatments may be suitable for you. Use our free eligibility tool to find out now.
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A word from our specialist

"Many conditions that lead to chronic pain often respond poorly to conventional pharmaceutical medications. More and more is being understood about how the endocannabinoid system interacts with the more well known pain pathways to work synergistically with these conventional medications. Chronic pain comes with a variety of associated symptoms such as poor sleep, fatigue, brain fog and reduced appetite – all of which treatment with medical cannabis can improve."

Dr David Tang

Chronic Pain Specialist

Can natural treatments benefit endometriosis symptoms?

Yes. When applied appropriately, natural endometriosis treatments have shown to alleviate a wide range of both physical and mental symptoms associated with the condition, but, due to years of prohibition and stigmatisation, there are a lack of reputable clinical trials that establish how alternative plant-based treatments affect endometriosis directly.

However, evidence does show that certain plant-based products interact with our bodies endocannabinoid systems, which gives it the ability to modify the messages it typically sends. For patients with endometriosis, natural, alternative treatments can target a range of symptoms, such as reducing the sensation of pain, or boosting the production of serotonin to benefit mood. 

The specialist doctors that work at Releaf are authorised to recommend endometriosis plant-based products to patients who have been unsuccessful in managing their symptoms and condition using traditional, licensed options. To find out if natural endometriosis treatments may be able to benefit you, assess your eligibility here.

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