Did you know that recent research has shown the microbiome is the underlying contributor to endometriosis and adenomyosis? I can help reduce your symptoms through naturopathic treatments that support the immune system, reduce inflammation, improve gut health, and promote healthy hormone metabolism.
Reduced pain and discomfort
Naturopathy can reduce post-intimacy pain, ovulation pain, period, bowel and bladder pain, and bloating and gut symptoms.
It is possible to have regular periods with management of endometriosis and adenomyosis through naturopathic dietary and lifestyle modifications.
Reduce risk of infertility
I'll help you reduce risks of difficulty conceiving later in life, and the associated illnesses of untreated endometriosis / adenomyosis.
Your journey starts at home
Before we meet for the first time, I'll ask you to complete some preliminary health questionnaires and health assessment forms and gather results of any recent medical test results and investigations. I'll also ask you to record your menstrual cycle and period symptoms for at least one full cycle. This allows me to approach the initial consultation with an intimate awareness of your particular circumstances.
The initial consultation
In our first consultation I will thoroughly explore your whole health, hormone / reproductive health, gut health, nervous system, immune system, lifestyle, diet, medical history and genetics to identify the cause of your symptoms and areas of imbalance.
We’ll talk about how your possible hormone imbalance is impacting you with sufficient time to formulate a detailed plan for the best way to proceed. We work together to develop a plan that works for you and you'll go home with some nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to get started on right away.
Testing and treatment plan
Depending on your circumstances, testing may be necessary including hormone testing, iron studies, gut testing, vitamin D or omega 3 index testing.
Now that you have a treatment plan, you can start implementing my recommendations. I generally allow 3 weeks for this stage, to allow adequate time to see some changes and identify any obstacles. During this time you might need to track your symptoms and menstrual cycle and record a food/lifestyle diary.
Three weeks later we will meet for your first follow-up consultation. By now you will have implemented some of the diet and lifestyle changes and started on naturopathic supplements. We will have the results from any hormone testing and can discuss your progress and ongoing goals.
We may need to adjust the prescription of supplements, set new goals for your treatment, and schedule future appointments. I will give you an idea of how long it will take to see results.
As a minimum, I recommend at least four to six follow up appointments over six months. Six months is a realistic timeframe for working on endometriosis and adenomyosis, but this varies from person to person as everybody responds to treatment differently.
Effectively manage your endometriosis or adenomyosis
70-minute initial consultation – $220
Diet and lifestyle assessment and health review
Detailed personalised treatment plan
Hormone testing if necessary*
Prescription of nutritional, herbal and therapeutic supplements*
Four up to 45-minute follow-up consultations – $110 each
Modified plan for the next stage of treatment
Motivational coaching and education
Adjust or repeat prescription of supplements
Implement the next stage of your treatment
I recommend at least four to six follow up appointments over six months, but many of my clients continue to work with me for longer to keep working on their health goals.
Additional 20-minute maintenance consultations ($55) are available depending on your circumstances, to check-in, make minor modifications to your treatment plan, re-prescribe, and review pathology / investigations.
*Functional testing and supplements not included in consultation price.
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We are just beginning to understand the underlying causes and most effective treatments of endometriosis and adenomyosis.
Recent research has revealed that that the microbiome is possibly the underlying cause or at least a significant contributor of endometriosis and adenomyosis. The research on endometriosis is moving at a rapid rate and while there is currently no cure, we are starting to better understand the underlying drivers and ways to reduce the symptoms and long-term effects of unmanaged endometriosis.
It might sound like a gloomy outlook, but on the bright side as we further our understanding of these conditions, we are able to constantly improve the range of available treatments and the prognosis for patients looks better with each passing year.
The impacts of endometriosis and adenomyosis
It is vitally important to get help for endometriosis and adenomyosis sooner than later as they can affect fertility and cause chronic health conditions.
Women with endometriosis often find it difficult to maintain a healthy menstrual cycle. They may have to take time off of work, experience physical pain and other consequences on a day-to-day basis. It's also been cited as one of the leading causes of female infertility.
The naturopathic approach to treatment
As naturopaths, we take a holistic approach to supporting the treatment of endometriosis and adenomyosis. We aim to to reduce symptoms by supporting the immune system, reducing inflammation, improving gut health, and promoting healthy hormone metabolism.
Endometriosis and adenomyosis can have such variety in how they present in women, and naturopathy is well-placed to support due to a personalised approach and the ability to reduce inflammation, and support the immune system and gut health.
Endometriosis can affect different women in different ways, but tackling pain, inflammation and hormone function will help most sufferers to improve their quality of life. Naturopathic remedies are effective at treating endometriosis through diet and lifestyle modifications, herbal medicine and supplements.
What you can expect from working with me
Dietary and lifestyle review
We start by reviewing your personal circumstances and providing guidance on making sustainable practical changes that will work for you.
Coaching, counselling and education
I want to help you understand how your body works to effectively control the symptoms of endometriosis and adenomyosis. I see my role as coaching and motivating you to make sustainable changes to get results. You will gain knowledge and resources to enable you to manage your own health and wellbeing independently when our journey together is over.
Nutritional and herbal supplements
Aiming to achieve the best possible outcomes, I often prescribe high-quality, nutritional, herbal, and therapeutic supplements. With deep working knowledge of supplements to address many kinds of health issues, I am familiar with all the major suppliers in Australia.
Functional testing and investigations
Further testing and investigations may help uncover the causes of your symptoms and point us to the best treatment pathways. As a fully qualified and certified general health practitioner, I can refer you for further testing and investigations. I am registered with a range of pathology partners Australia-wide, including Australian Clinical Labs, NutriPath, InterClinical Laboratories, RN Labs, Genova Diagnostics, and MetaBiome.
Personalised treatment plan
Working closely with you one-to-one, we will create a tailored treatment plan with dietary and lifestyle recommendations designed to support your health and treat your symptoms.
Empowering women to achieve hormonal harmony through practical natural solutions and holistic education.