Mint Integrative Health
485-1541 West Broadway,
Vancouver, B.C.

e: info@mintintegrative.com
t: 604-251-3456

Monday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

(Dr. Shaw is currently on maternity leave)

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endometriosis treatment vancouver


Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial-like tissue (the tissue that normally lines the uterus) outside of the uterus.  It is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain in women but sadly takes an average of 9 years for a woman to get a proper diagnosis.  This is partly because at this point in time there are no tests to diagnose endometriosis, just laparoscopy.  A thorough intake and advocacy from an experienced care provider is a critical part of getting the diagnosis right, especially for those women suffering from infertility.  Endometriosis has been estimated to be much more prevalent in the infertile population and an affect fertility by:

  • Scar tissue and adhesions

  • Altered ovulation and oocyte production 

  • Increased inflammatory cells in peritoneal fluid 

  • Endometrial progesterone resistance 

  • Inadequate uterine contractility 

The exact cause of endometriosis is unknown but underlying mechanisms are thought to be both inflammatory/immune related and hormonal. Therefore, a naturopathic approach should include lifestyle counselling to avoid environmental triggers, nutritional counselling, digestive and intestinal support, hormonal balancing and pain management as needed.  


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Mint Integrative Health
485 1541 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1W7







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