Uterine Fibroids are benign growth that appear on the uterus that range from so small they cannot be seen to large enough that they can obstruct the entire opening to the uterus. Fibroids are non-cancerous and are not associated with cancer risks, but they can be extremely painful and have various negative effects on your health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes uterine fibroids are developed due to obstructions in the blood flow, and therefore are alleviated through processes which remove these obstructions. It has been seen that acupuncture near the site of the fibroid to reduce proliferation of abnormal cells. Chinese herbs are used to help restore optimal blood blow to the pelvic organs. Chinese Medical treatments not only shrink & eliminate the fibroids, but when used together can re-balance hormonal production, regulate menstrual cycles, improve ovarian production and ovulation, better egg quality, lower FSH levels and strengthen embryos – all of which improve fertility and change of conception in women.
Acupuncture treatment focuses on re-aligning the delicate hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis which controls the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body. Increase in the levels of estrogen are primary reason of fibroids growth, causing pain, symptoms and inhibit implantation. By curbing excess estradiol, abnormal cell proliferation can be slowed, and when in combination with Chinese herbs often halted entirely.
Acupuncture uses thin sterile disposable needles that are inserted into acupuncture points to cause an effect in the body. In Acupuncture, the practitioner treats not just the symptoms but the whole person – body, mind and spirit. There is typically little to no pain associated with the acupuncture needles; it feels more like a pin prick.
Chinese Herbs focuses on invigorating the blood flow, which helps to break up the stasis of the fibroids itself and improves the flow of oxygen and nutrient rich material to the uterus. By moving the blood swiftly to the area, herbs that have documented antineoplastic effect can begin addressing the improper cellular proliferation. Formulas also contain individual hers that have a direct effect on smooth muscle, helping to generate uterine contractions to eliminate the dissolved stasis.
Chinese herbs are comprised on minerals, shells, plants, and animal products. Herbs works well with acupuncture to balance the body’s energies both externally and internally.