WHAT ARE FIBROIDS ?
Uterine fibroids are the most common tumor of the female reproductive tract. Although benign, they cause significant symptoms such as anemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding. These benign tumors are also known as myomas o leiomyomas.
It is estimated that between 20 to 50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroids, although not all are diagnosed. Some estimates state that up to 30 to 77 percent of women will develop fibroids sometime during their childbearing years, although only about one-third of these fibroids are large enough to be detected by a health care provider during a physical examination.
Fibroids are the number one reason American women have hysterectomies.
Black Women are three to nine times more likely to have fibroids than white women, and theirs will grow more quickly.
What causes fibroid tumors?
The causes of uterine fibroids are unknown, however it is believed that each tumor develops from an aberrant muscle cell in the uterus, which multiplies rapidly because of the influence of estrogen especially estradiol that promote their growth and a deficiency of progesterone. There is also a relationship between a sluggish thyroid and fibroids.
Small fibroids often disappear spontaneously. Larger fibroids are more difficult to resolve, but not impossible to control with natural measures.
Fibroid Symptoms & Treatment
Heavy and Prolonged Menstrual Periods
Anemia Causing Fatigue
Pelvic Pain and Pressure
Pain During Sexual Intercourse
Constipation and Bloating
There are many types of acupuncture used to manage Uterine Fibroids, with body acupuncture being the most commonly used.
Good circulation is required for supportive nutrients to be delivered to the cells, and for waste products and inflammatory factors to be removed. Acupuncture its reported to help in the body ability to dilate blood vessels. This treatment allows the body to increase blood flow, thereby combating the poor circulation.
The point SP6 is commonly used in this treatment because it is a crossing point of the liver, spleen, and kidney channels, which are important in creating,, storing, and moving blood