CBD, endometriosis and painful periods

A chronic disease, endometriosis is difficult to diagnose because of the symptoms that are very different in different women. However, natural solutions exist to help alleviate pain as well as discomfort, including CBD, which has been the subject of promising studies. 

What is endometriosis?

Chronic disease,endometriosis is manifested by the migration of cells from the endometrium (the membrane that lines the uterus of women) to the tubes. This phenomenon can cause lesions, cysts or pain in the organs affected by this migration. It is estimated that one in 10 women of childbearing age has endometriosis. But this disease is a difficult disorder to diagnose because the symptoms vary widely from one woman to another. It can also “go to sleep” for a while and then reappear (especially after pregnancy).

The pain caused by endometriosis can occur during menstruation or during sex. The disease can also be manifested by difficulty urinating, lower back or abdominal pain, or digestive problems. Fatigue can also appear, as well as fertility problems.

There is no cure for endometriosis, but various solutions exist to relieve the symptoms and the discomfort.

The common causes and treatments of endometriosis

 The causes of the onset of endometriosis are still poorly understood. However, scientists have identified certain types of women as being at higher risk of developing this disease. This is especially the case in women with a history of endometriosis in their family and those who have shorter than average menstrual cycles (28 days). Women affected by certain malformations of the cervix are also concerned.

Allopathic medicine has yet to find a cure for endometriosis. To date, the treatments offered revolve, not without side effects, around the taking of anti-inflammatory drugs, the prescription of the contraceptive pill or the use of surgery in the most disabling cases.

What natural solutions for endometriosis?

Many non-invasive solutions can be tested in women with endometriosis. As with any holistic approach, these solutions must be combined to benefit from overall effectiveness on the body.

CBD to help ease painful periods

Le CBD acts as a catalyst in the body. It acts on the nervous system to reduce the impact of pain by activating the receptors present in our body. CBD could thus help to soothe the endometriosis pain, according to a study carried out in October 2018 *.

Research indicates that cannabinoids could help to appease symptoms of endometriosis by limiting cell proliferation and migration, as well as reducing the synthesis of inflammatory prostaglandins.

A study carried out in Australia * also showed more concretely that CBD and more generally cannabis was one of the most effective ways to manage pain, according to a survey of women with endometriosis. .

As endometriosis affects internal areas of the body, theCBD oil by sublingual use seems the most adequate to benefit from its properties. This method consists of taking theCBD oil under the tongue and is done using a dropper. The effects of CBD are usually felt after 30 to 60 minutes.

Good CBD oil dosage will depend on the discomfort you feel, as well as how your body reacts to the oil. CBD oil, on the other hand, is prohibited for pregnant women..


Another natural solution: review the diet and supplement if necessary by trace elements, for example in zinc, where a study * was able to demonstrate its role in improving immunity and the management of inflammation.

Vitamin E and vitamin B6 supplements are also avenues to consider, in particular to help reduce period pain or to help in the hepatic detoxification of estrogen hormones according to several other studies *.

Herbal medicine and other manual techniques

On the plant side, some are doing well to contribute to soothe the symptoms of endometriosis. This is particularly the case of yarrow, viburnum or even peony which have actions on the uterine sphere and on the hormonal system.

Other pain management techniques such asacupuncture (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and the osteopathy can also be considered to regain well-being and balance, especially when the pain becomes too severe.

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