Natural Remedies for Adenomyosis

on Oct 14, 2023| Modified on Oct 14, 2023

Adenomyosis is a medical condition where the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the uterus's muscle wall (the myometrium). This condition can cause menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pressure, and bloating. While medical treatments are available, many women are turning to natural remedies to alleviate the symptoms of adenomyosis. Below, we delve into some of these holistic approaches.

1. Dietary Changes

Anti-inflammatory Diet: Chronic inflammation can aggravate adenomyosis symptoms. An anti-inflammatory diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help. Avoid processed foods, sugars, and excessive caffeine.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Found in fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines, these fatty acids can help reduce inflammation.

2. Herbal Supplements

Vitex (Chaste Tree Berry): It is believed to regulate menstrual cycles and may relieve adenomyosis symptoms.

Turmeric and Curcumin: Known for its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric can help alleviate pain and inflammation.

Dong Quai: Sometimes referred to as "female ginseng," this herb may help balance female hormones and reduce menstrual pain.

3. Warm Compress

Applying a warm compress to the lower abdomen can help relieve cramps and pain. You can use a warm towel or a heating pad.

4. Acupuncture and Acupressure

Traditional Chinese medicine suggests that acupuncture and acupressure can help balance the body's energy, known as "qi." This balance can lead to pain relief and improved menstrual symptoms.

5. Essential Oils

Lavender Oil: It has a calming effect and can help relieve pain when massaged into the abdomen.

Clary Sage Oil: Believed to balance hormones, this oil can be blended with a carrier oil and massaged onto the abdomen to relieve cramps.

6. Pelvic Floor Therapy

Some women with adenomyosis experience pain due to tight pelvic floor muscles. Physical therapy targeted at the pelvic floor can provide relief.

7. Yoga and Meditation

Certain yoga poses, like the 'child's pose' or 'supine twist,' can alleviate menstrual pain. Meditation, particularly guided imagery or deep breathing exercises, can also offer relief from pain and stress.

8. Castor Oil Packs

Applied to the abdomen, these packs can improve circulation and may help in detoxification, potentially reducing pain and inflammation.

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Posted by Peral (Usa) on 06/04/2011

Hi Ted,

I have read so much about your site. I just want to ask just one question. I have Adenomyosis,

(A 7CM Adneomyoma of the uterus). It was shown on the pelvic sono as a fibroid. I went to another doctor and took an MRI, shows that I have Adenomyosis, of course I do have few 1.4 cm fibroids. This is on the right side of me and never hurts. For years I have been having pain on my left side where a Adenomyosis was found. I took to a holistic ND, who said for me not to drink green tea, because green tea has caffeine and this makes fibroids grow more. She said to drink red raspberry tea. I am confused, because on your site, there are talks about green tea being good for fibroids. I used to drink decaffeinted with (4% caffeine). Ted Please let me know any suggestion to shrink Adenomyosis. This is a growth inside of the uterus, the opposite of Endometroisis. I was told that enzyme breaks up fibroids tissue. Please let me know your suggesttion of these growths on the uterus. Adenomyosis is a thickening of the uterus.

Thanks Ted.

Replied by Shelly
(Turlock, United States)

Hi:). I am 34 no children yet.. About 9 years ago I learned had a small fibroid about the size of a nickel then.. Nothing to be concerned with. About 2 years I began a fertility work up BC we have been trying to conceive for almost 10 years with no luck:(. All my tests and procedures came back good! We found out my husband whom has a son from previous relationship actually has a low count.. So we began to consider options to increase the chances for his sperm. When I went in for an ultrasound before starting shots my dr saw something odd and realized I have a rather large (7cm) pedunculated suberosal fibroid. I had a proper ultrasound done to be sure & as soon as it was official she said my options are surgery or luperol to shrink it. Neither option sounded good to me:(. I've read to many negatives about both. I was devastated it almost ruined my marriage... I just couldn't understand why god was making this so hard for my husband & I. About a year ago we got back on track thank god:). Now we are ready to try ivf if they say it's possible with my growth???

Now I'm on here & super curious about ACV and baking soda & all this suff! ? I've always had regular cycles... 26-28 days apart and last for about 4-5 days total. Severe cramps & fairly heavy bleeding. My fibroid being on the outside actually doesn't effect periods but it's in the way of my baby dreams! My questions are have any of you seen actual shrinkage of your fibroids from ACV etc? Also do any of you have my type of fibroid? Pedunculated suberosal outside top of uterus on a stalk??
Thanks so much! Any info & advice is deeply appreciated!!! Respond on here or email me: love2teach77(at)
Thanks again! Shelly

Replied by Karen
(Kennesaw, Georgia, USA)

@Shelly>I was told about Sepia and it completely shrank my cysts. My friend quit drinking alcohol and she was able to get pregnant after trying for many years. And it's not always the woman, have your parnters sperm motility checked. Good Luck and blessings.

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Posted by Annie (NYC) on 07/27/2023

Fennel Seeds for Adenomyosis

I've been diagnosed with adenomyosis. TMI warning!! I use a diva cup so I keep a diary of blood loss. My last period in May was about 45 oz. The most it was before was around 24 oz. I got a CT early July and my uterus is 21x12x16cm when it was 14cm in 2019. I recently stumbled upon fennel seeds (use organic! Mountain Rose is a great resource). I'm on day 23 of period and just over 100 oz of blood with lots of clots. My belly feels much smaller now after 10 days of 1/2 tsp of fennel seeds with meals. From wedmd: "For women with painful menstrual cramps, fennel may provide relief. Studies show that the nitrites in fennel improve blood flow, which can help the uterus more efficiently expel the uterine lining and shorten the length of menstruation."— I've also added vitex back and add about 1 tsp in my morning coffee that I take with raw cacao powder and molasses and alternating with cinnamon/cardamom, though by itself in the past I didn't see any improvement. I've read that you should take a break after 6 months for the vitex. No such warning for fennel seeds, I've seen yet, but if you try fennel seeds be prepared for lots of bathroom runs. I've also lost about 12 pounds in 15 days, though the heat could have something to do with that :) I'm 5'2", 54 yo and was stuck at 140lbs for a couple of years, when I used to fluctuate between 110-125 in my 20s-40s. 128lbs today. Good luck everyone.