Twenty-seven years ago (almost to the exact date), my boyfriend at the time drove me into New York City for a symposium on Endometriosis – an illness I’d been suffering from for almost two years.
After surgery diagnosed endometriosis as the reason for the excruciating pain that debilitated me for two weeks out of every month, I had been in and out of doctor’s offices at a dizzying rate. At the age of 25, failed prescription drug treatments had left me with one option: removal of both ovaries in the hopes of preventing further scarring and endometrial adhesions.
A Search for Answers
In a last-ditch effort to find some other solution, I somehow learned of a talk being given that would present all the latest research on endometriosis and its medical treatments. Although I was working in Staten Island at the time, for some reason I couldn’t drive myself to this event in the city and asked my boyfriend to take me. He didn’t feel comfortable attending with me (or maybe we just didn’t think it necessary), so we arranged for him to pick me up at the event’s conclusion. I’ll never forget getting into his car and breaking down crying, in total despair after what I’d heard.
A New Direction
Why did her proclamation cause me to break down? At the time, I had no idea what alternative therapies were out there. I’d been raised to seek traditional western medical care if something was physically wrong. Now, after coming all this way to learn of a possible treatment for my disease, I’d instead found out there was no conclusive cure and needed to go looking elsewhere.
As I said before though, this woman’s talk changed my life (so thankful I stayed to the end!). A few days later, in a conversation with a co-worker who knew of my medical issues, I relayed the story to him of how deflated I was at learning there was no cure for my disease and that I was now forced to consider radical surgery if I wanted relief. I also mentioned through teary eyes that someone did recommend seeking alternative health therapies but I had no idea what that meant.
Thankfully, this co-worker was a great problem solver. He effortlessly recommended I talk to his girlfriend who happened to a see a woman who did some sort of alternative therapy. He said it had helped his girlfriend with her severe allergies and perhaps it was something that could help me. That brief hallway conversation led to my introduction to Health Kinesiology, which in the course of a few months had cured my endometriosis and saved my fertility.
[read more about HK and the mind-body connection in my previous blog post HERE]
I have since married that amazingly supportive boyfriend who drove me to the symposium and listened to me cry afterwards. We have two grown sons; whose births I attribute to the care of the woman I went to see out of total desperation. I’ve since studied and trained under her so that I might be able to bring similar relief to others. Health Kinesiologists steer clear of calling ourselves healers, but it is our energy balancing work that allows your body to heal itself.
A Call to Action
I’ve decided to write about my experience with endometriosis at this time for a reason. There will be a similar symposium to the one I went to so many years ago taking place this coming Saturday, October 28th at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City sponsored by the Endometriosis Foundation of America. If you or a loved one suffer from this debilitating disease, I encourage you wholeheartedly to attend.
Endometriosis affects 176 million women worldwide, and 1 in 10 girls and women in the US. There still is no known medical cure for endometriosis, so why do I recommend you attend? Simple! If I hadn’t attended that conference so many years ago, that conversation that led to my seeking alternative therapy never would have taken place. It opened the door for me to talk about my disease with facts in hand and that clarity led me along the right path to a cure.
[Update: 26 October 2017]
Although making a diagnosis like endometriosis requires seeing a medical doctor (and in many cases surgery), there may be some things you can do today to help alleviate the symptoms. Of course, it would be best to find a holistic or alternative health practitioner in your area to evaluate your situation one-on-one, but the suggestions in my blog post: Sacral Chakra & Your Reproductive System are a good starting place to help your body begin the healing process. Especially, since most holistic health practitioners will tell you that proper self-care is required to impart a lasting change.
You may also benefit from practicing some of the tips in my pdf mini-guide: Helpful Tips to Balance Your Sacral Chakra.
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