Natural and Alternative Fibroids Treatment Options

Fibroids Treatment {introduction}

Fibroids are benign masses of muscle cells and tissue that grow in and on the uterus. These growths can be as small as one millimeter or as large as 8 inches across. They can also occur as a single mass or grow in clusters. Many women with fibroids do not experience any symptoms, however; some women can have heavy or painful menstrual periods, lower back pain, excessive urination, pain during sex, pelvic pressure or reproductive issues such as miscarriages or infertility. Although fibroids occur in at least 25 percent of U.S. women of childbearing age, there is no known cause.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for fibroids.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Fibroids

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.

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Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Fibroids related articles

Below are articles related to this condition submitted by our practitioner members. See our practitioner member section for all articles.

  • Chad Dupuis's picture
    Contributor ~ Chad Dupuis
    Submitted On Tue, 12/13/2011 - 10:06am

    While the science behind the reasoning for removing a women's ovaries (oophorectomy, or ovariectomy) is very debatable and the risks, particularly of hormone therapy, are high it is nonetheless a surgery that is performed to around 1/2 million women in the US each year.  As more women understand the range of aid that is available through Chinese medicinal herbal formulas and techniques such as acupuncture hopefully the number of women who undergo this surgery will drop.

Forum posts related to Fibroids

Listed below are forum posts related to this condition. You can click on the posts to submit comments. If you would like to submit a forum post/question related to this condition, please click to submit. For all recent activity see our forum.

  • KULANDAIVELU.M's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:20am
    Contributor ~ KULANDAIVELU.M



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  • suresh's picture
    Submitted On Wed, 03/05/2014 - 8:37am
    Contributor ~ suresh

    Dear Doctor

    I am practicing Acupressure and one of my patient is stuggling for Fibroids in Utures. The size of the Fibroids is 9.5 mm. I have started treating just before 2 weeks and I have fear that,  is it possible to degenerate...

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  • Raf's picture
    Submitted On Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:07am
    Contributor ~ Raf

    Hi Chad,

    I'm looking for a description of the area under the tongue.

    I only know that if they are dark, it means stagnation of blood. But I know it 's possible to "see" more signs...for example, cist/fibroid,...

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  • astine's picture
    Submitted On Mon, 11/18/2013 - 7:21pm
    Contributor ~ astine

    I am curious as to how successful is TCM in treating fibroids? I am being treated by a doctor now (whom I trust) and he assists me in reliving the pain and bleeding. He diagnosed me with a liver chi stagnation (caused by severe stress) and we are...

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  • nunik's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 09/10/2013 - 4:24pm
    Contributor ~ nunik

    I have a submucosal fibroid 5 cm. Originally it was 2 cm, but grew within the past year. The problem is that after my periods(normal, a bit heavy, 4 days long, generally on 28 day cycle) I bleed for about 10 days, not very much, may be half of...

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  • Roxi's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 09/08/2013 - 12:28pm
    Contributor ~ Roxi
    Hi - I have been getting acupuncture for a few months now once or twice a week. I originally went to get help with fibroids and bloating. I have noticed improvement in mental clarity, energy, post traumatic stress disorder, and mood but I have...
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    Submitted On Tue, 11/15/2011 - 3:17pm
    Contributor ~ kchinyere

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  • bewell's picture
    Submitted On Sat, 02/05/2011 - 9:55am
    Contributor ~ bewell



    I am interesting in hearing from anyone who has had success with shrinking fibroid tumors through the use of herbs or other alternative methods.

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    Acupuncture Points for Fibroids

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.

    Professional Practitioner Information

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Fibroids

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Fibroids

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Fibroids

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

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    Western Herbs and Fibroids Medical Information

    Western herbs for Fibroids

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Fibroids - Western Medicine Information

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