Can an acupuncture fibroids treatment really help in uterine fibroids and treating infertility? Acupuncture can possibly help. Thousands of patients suffering from fibroids choose this traditional Chinese approach for an effective fibroids treatment.
What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are tumors that grow on the muscles of a woman’s uterus but are not cancerous. Uterine fibroids are one of the main reasons why women have hysterectomies. Fibroid tumors are common in women who are 35 years old or older.
The size of fibroids can range from the size of a walnut to the size of a melon. Fibroids can appear as a cluster of small tumors or as a single large tumor. Fibroid size is usually the factor that helps doctors decide on the treatment.
If a fibroid is small the woman may not notice that she has it since it may not cause any symptoms. Small fibroids can also disappear spontaneously. A large fibroid usually causes enlargement of the uterus and a woman can easily notice the change.
Common symptoms of uterine fibroids
The symptoms of uterine fibroids vary depending on the size of the fibroid and its location. Most common symptoms of uterine fibroids include prolonged menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, pain in the back of the legs, and constipation.
Other common symptoms of fibroids include an enlarged abdomen, soreness, pain during sexual intercourse, pressure on the bladder and bowel, and infertility. There are rare cases when a fibroid can cause acute pain or fever.
In most cases, if patients experience symptoms of fibroids they decide to try modern western medicine and start using prescribed medications. Various medications may be prescribed to shrink the fibroids or to offer pain relief. If the symptoms are worsening, doctors may require a surgery.
In order to avoid medications and/or surgery, thousands of patients decide to visit an acupuncturist and to treat fibroids naturally. Although fibroids are different in each case, they cause somewhat similar symptoms.
Causes of uterine fibroids
The actual root cause of uterine fibroids is officially unknown, but studies point to factors such as genetic changes and hormones. There is some evidence that fibroids run in families and they contain genetic changes that differ from those in normal uterine muscle cells.
Estrogens, especially estradiol, and progesterone appear to promote fibroid growth. Fibroids, compared to normal uterine muscle cells, contain more estrogen and progesterone receptors. Fibroid growth can also be affected by substances that help the body maintain tissues.
Acupuncture fibroids treatment
According to Chinese medicine, a healthy woman should not suffer from painful or misbalanced menstrual cycles. This medicine, which has claimed great success in fibroids treatment, claims that fibroids result from blood not flowing freely through the body channels. This condition results in a negative impact on the entire immune system.
When blood can’t flow through the woman’s body channels the whole menstruation process becomes obstructed. The menstrual flow is characterized with dark, clotted and oxidized blood. The immune system then recognizes this state as an internal insult and tries to keep the body safe by mounting chemicals.
The immune system reacts according to its interpretation of the state of disbalance as an unsecure environment for the fetus. Thus, fibroids are formed and they prevent conception. Western medicine uses hormone therapy or surgery.
The acupuncture fibroids treatment has been proven to be very effective. There is evidence of fibroids reducing in size or disappearing entirely. There have also been improvements in some of the menstrual symptoms.
Acupuncture points for blood stasis and the uterus are used to move the blood and increase the circulation in these areas. Regulating the blood flow inside and around the uterus helps in resolving fibroid masses.
Since estrogen and progesterone fluctuations affect fibroids, the acupuncture treatment focuses on realigning the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis. This axis controls the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body.
Increased estrogen levels cause fibroids to grow in size, causing pain and inhibiting implantation. By restricting overloads of estrogen estradiol, abnormal cell proliferation can be slowed, or even stopped entirely. Acupuncture stimulation induces the regression of pathologic proliferating cells locally.
Controlling and preventing local overgrowth of regenerating and proliferating cells that invigorate the blood, acupuncture systematically affects the growth of fibroid tumors. Patients should only give enough time to the acupuncture fibroids treatment to bring back the balance to the body.
By bringing balance to the body, the patient’s psychological, neurological and endocrinology systems will settle down. The body will relax and overcome the protective mechanisms of the immune system. The blood flow will improve, the tumor will clear, and the body itself will allow conception to take place.
Acupuncture fibroids treatment can resolve the cause of infertility
According to Chinese medicine, fibroids are caused by blood flow obstructions. Acupuncture fibroids treatment starts the healing process by removing those obstructions. This natural treatment successfully helps to shrink and eliminate the fibroids, and decreases infertility.
Acupuncture encourages woman’s body to function within its optimal levels. When suffering from infertility, many patients turn to alternative methods of healing such as acupuncture infertility treatment, acupuncture PCOS treatments, acupuncture FSH treatments and acupuncture endometriosis.
Acupuncture treats different kinds of fibroids
Basically, there are three types of fibroids and they are identified by their location in the uterus. A woman can usually suffer from one of these three types of fibroids. However, in some cases women suffer from all three types of fibroids.
Subserosal fibroids appear in the outer portion of the uterus and grow outward. These fibroids do not usually affect the menstrual flow, but can be painful if they are large and press on other organs.
Submucosal fibroids appear under the lining of the uterine cavity. These fibroids can cause extremely heavy and long menstrual periods, but are the least common type of fibroids. Pedunculated fibroids can appear and grow into the uterus or on the outside of the uterus.
Depending of the kind of a fibroid the patient is suffering from, the treatment can take up to several months or more. However, acupuncture fibroids treatment is a natural and safe method which relieves the patient from feeling pain and pressure.