Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Endometriosis and Hydrotherapy--Sitz Baths

As we mentioned in other 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 hydrotherapy--sitz baths play a very important role in hydrotherapy in treating all kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how hydrotherapy--sitz baths helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Hydrotherapy--sitz bath is one form of hydrotherapy treatment, it is a bath to cover the buttocks, upper thighs and lower abdomen with just enough water. It has been used for women with abdominal pain during menstrual cycle.

II. How sitz bath effects women with endometriosis
1. Short cold sitz bath
a) Nervous sytem
Short cold sitz bath helps to reduce the nervous tension that causes irregular muscles movement in the body including the uterine muscle resulting in decreasing the menstrual cramps caused by endometriosis in the abdomen.

b) It helps to increase the immune system by provide the cells with more oxygen and nutrients through increasing blood flow. By strengthening the immune system, it reduces the risk of irregular cell growth in the wrong places in the body such as endometrial cell growing in the abdominal region.

c) Short sitz also increases the function of digestive system in absorption of essential vitamins and minerals for the body need.

2. Alternating hot and cold water sitz bath
1. Alternating hot and cold water sitz bath helps to stimulate the digestive system including the large intestine in moving stool resulting in lessening the constipation and pain caused by endometrial implants and adhesion attached to secretion organs.

2. It also helps to reduce the inflammation by increasing the function of immune system infighting against the forming of endometrial implants and adhesion.

3. Alternating hot and cold water sitz bath also help to release the blood stagnation in the abdominal region, thereby, it helps to increase blood flow to the region resulting in lessening the period pain and menstrual flow for women with endometriosis.

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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