Do you experience heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, abdominal discomfort, backaches, frequent urination or pain during sexual intercourse? If the answer is yes, then what you need to do is do get a uterine fibroids checkup and find an appropriate solution, perhaps considering a good acupuncture fibroids treatment.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. They occur quite commonly in women over 40 years of age. Uterine fibroids almost never develop into cancer, but they do cause unpleasant symptoms.
Uterine fibroids can cause infertility as well. In fact women struggling with infertility issues may suffer from uterine fibroids that need to be eliminated. Acupuncture is one of the methods used for eliminating uterine fibroids. Have you tried a proper acupuncture fibroids solution?
Uterine fibroids diagnosis and symptoms
Uterine fibroids affect nearly 20% of women over 35 years of age. The size and number of fibroids that will occur in a woman’s uterus differs from woman to woman. Some women may only have a single small fibroid, while others may have several. The same variation goes for the size of the fibroid. It can grow from the size of a walnut to the size of a melon.
Uterine fibroids occur so often among women that they can be considered a “normal anomaly”. Also called myomas or leiomyomas, they are benign tumors composed of smooth uterine muscle and connective tissue. Fibroids grow from the muscle layers of the uterus.
In some women uterine fibroids do not cause any symptoms. Other women suffer from severe menstrual pain and flooding, as well as low back pain and leg pain. Whenever you experience one of these symptoms you should go straight to your gynecologist for an ultrasound examination.
Uterine fibroids affect infertility
Fibroids may also present alongside endometriosis. What do uterine fibroids and endometriosis have in common? They are both affected by estrogen and progesterone fluctuations in the body. Whenever the level of one of these hormones is high, fibroids grow. That is why they grow rapidly during pregnancy and can even cause complications during pregnancy and delivery.
Both of these conditions, that is both fibroids and endometriosis, can cause infertility in women. Fibroids can obstruct the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus. A woman wanting to conceive needs to have a healthy uterus and a good hormonal balance. Uterine fibroids indicate a misbalanced hormonal state and an unhealthy uterus with benign tumors.
How to treat uterine fibroids
Treatments for uterine fibroids and endometriosis in Western Medicine range from hormonal therapy and other noninvasive procedures to a surgery called hysterectomy. Hormonal medications can decrease the size of the fibroid but can not eliminate it.
The only surgical procedure that can remove fibroids is a complete hysterectomy. Hysterectomy is a major procedure which completely removes the uterus from the body. It is the only conventional solution proven to remove fibroids, but the downside is that a woman can not get pregnant after having a hysterectomy. If the ovaries are removed together with the uterus it causes immediate menopause.
Fibroids and endometriosis happen when blood is stalled and doesn’t flow freely in the uterus. Luckily, both respond very well to Traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture resolves the blockage of energy that occurs in the fibroid.
On the other hand acupuncture can possibly reduce the size of the fibroid, and effectiveness is even better when applied alongside Chinese herbal medicine and massage. A massage is performed to manually breakdown the tissue and support the body in a recovery.
Acupuncture can possibly reduce fibroids, but also relieve the symptoms caused by your fibroid. After going through a series of acupuncture sessions, you will get regular and non-painful menstrual cycles, you will balance your hormones and improve ovarian production. All of these will create better eggs which will improve your chances of conception.
Acupuncture fibroids treatment
Acupuncture is a treatment that has been used in China for more than 2000 years. In the western countries it only started becoming popular after the 1970s. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, human health depends on the state of the energy called – Qi (Chi). This energy moves through the body and is responsible for the entire physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state of a person.
An insufficient, unbalanced or stalled flow of Qi energy can cause pain or disease. Chi moves all over the body through channels called meridians. Acupuncture is a treatment where painless, sterile tiny needles are placed into specific points along these channels. The pressure of the needles induces a flow of energy and helps the body get back into balance.
Placing acupuncture needles near the site of the fibroid reduces proliferation of abnormal cells. An acupuncture fibroids treatment focuses on controlling the level of estrogen and progesterone in the body. A balanced level of hormones shrinks the size of the fibroids and increases the chances of conception.
An acupuncture fibroids treatment needs to be performed alongside taking Chinese herbs in order to eliminate the fibroids. Chinese herbs are used because they revitalize the blood. The revitalized blood than enriches the uterus with oxygen and nutritive materials.
The intake of herbs is especially effective when used together with acupuncture and a medical massage. A massage of the reproductive organs throws out the residual toxins of the fibroid mass. An acupuncture fibroids treatment helps to treat infertility in a natural, healthy and noninvasive manner.
Natural treatments for uterine fibroids
To eliminate uterine fibroids you also need to make some changes in your lifestyle and diet, aside from the acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbs and medical massage sessions.
Here are some useful tips for a healthy diet and lifestyle:
- Eat food which has not been hormonally treated.
- Buy organic fruits and vegetables
- Eat only cold pressed and refined oils. Use mostly flax-seed, pumpkin-seed and chia seed-oils because they are rich in linoleic and alpha-linoleic fatty acids
- Include fish oil in your diet. Because of the Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil prevents blood coagulation
- Enrich your diet with kelp, lemons, limes and onions to avoid blood clogging
- Supplement your diet with antioxidants (vitamins C, E, selenium, zinc)
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Meditate and do stretching exercises
- Warm up your abdomen by using a heating pad
- Apply warm oil packs on you abdomen to stimulate your blood and balance hormonal levels