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Help For Women With Uterine Fibroids

Help For Women With Uterine Fibroids

In my Chicago acupuncture practice I treat many women for various gynecological problems. A common one is uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus that often occur during child bearing years. For many women the fibroids are not problematic but for some they can be painful and cause bleeding. I recently came across this article, by Jill Blakeway, M.S., L.A.c., which provides some helpful tips for women dealing with discomfort from uterine fibroids.

“Herbs and acupuncture can help reduce the size of fibroids but in my experience are unlikely to make them magically disappear altogether. With this in mind its important to consult your GYN and use Chinese medicine as an adjunct to what she recommends. That having been said, I have had very good results using Chinese herbal formulas such as Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan to reduce the size and unpleasant side effects of uterine fibroids.

Fibroids grow in response to excess estrogen in the system which means that you need to reduce your exposure to external sources of estrogen and support your liver whose job it is to process estrogen for you. In Chinese medicine fibroids are related to blood stagnation and so promoting the circulation of blood in the pelvic area is recommended. There is often an emotional element to fibroids and it can be helpful to explore and address that. So when developing your self-help regimen you should focus on these areas.

1- Limiting your exposure to eternal estrogens
2 – Supporting your liver
3 – Moving blood in the pelvic area.
4 – Exploring the emotions associated with your fibroids”

To read in more detail about how to implement these suggestions in your daily life, Jill gives some great explanations and examples here.

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 14, 2012
Layla Forndez said...
I have been following this blog for a while now and today i felt like i should share my story because i was a victim too. I had endometriosis for 18 years and i never thought i would ever get a cure due to the terrible symptoms i had and this made it impossible for me to get pregnant even after 12 years of marriage and it was a serious issue. I got to know about Dr. Aleta who treated someone and the person shared a story of how she got a cure and let her contact details, i contacted Dr. Aleta and she actually confirmed it and i decided to give a try too and use her herbal medicine that was how my burden ended completely. My son will be 2 this december and i am gratetful to God and thankful to her for medicine too. If you have (Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroid, Ovarian cyst, Ectopic Pregnancy or any infertility issues) just reach her on (aletedwin @ gmail. com) she has professional advise and a cure too.
December 5, 2016, 12:08 am
LAmoibleACU said...
As an acupuncturist in Los Angeles, I find this more commonly in women with cold, raw, or mostly vegetarian diets. (iced coffee for breakfast, salads for lunch and fish for dinner)

The cold creates damp that invades the uterus from the close proximity to the stomach as the body attempts to bring the core temperature back to homeostasis, limiting transformation and transportation of
June 15, 2012, 1:26 am
Kimberly said...
Interesting! I found out about a large fibroid late in my pregnancy. It might have been the reason the baby was unable to get into birth position. It's something I want to address if/when I get pregnant again.
June 14, 2012, 3:25 pm
Kimberly said...
Interesting! I found out about a large fibroid late in my pregnancy. It may have been the reason the baby was unable to get into position (I ended up having a c-section). It's something I want to address if/when I get pregnant again.
June 14, 2012, 3:23 pm
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