Uterine Fibroids are known as tumors that grow in the uterus. In most cases the fibroids are non-cancerous. Approximately three out of four women have uterine fibroids at some point in their lives. Some women will not know that they have them, as they will have no symptoms. For other women uterine fibroids can be very painful with a number of side effects. Uterine fibroids can be very small or they can grow to be approximately the size of a grapefruit. In rare cases they cause the abdomen to extend and can make a woman appear pregnant.
Uterine fbroids can cause many symptoms depending on their size and their location within the uterus. Heavy bleeding and painful periods are common symptoms. The bleeding can be so heavy in some women that it leads to anemia. Some other common symptoms are: extended lower abdomen, feeling of fullness in the lower pelvic area, frequent urination, sharp pelvic pain, and back pain. Uterine fibroids can cause complications during pregnancy and labor and in some rare instances they can cause infertility.
Over the counter pain relievers may be prescribed to handle the pain caused by uterine fibroids. Birth control pills may be prescribed in order to reduce the heaviness of a woman’s menstrual cycle. If the uterine fibroid cause too many issues or symptoms they are usually removed. If left untreated it will continue to grow larger which will lead to greater symptoms. The larger the uterine fibroid gets the more serious the surgery becomes. The non-invasive, pain free treatment that many women are now opting for is acupuncture.
Acupuncture treatment for Uterine Fibroids addresses the cause rather than just treating the symptoms. This helps prevent the fibroids from growing back, unlike surgery where there is a possibility of re-growth. Acupuncturists believe the root cause of fibroids to be from an energy imbalance. A full medical evaluation and assessment is done before coming up with a plan for treatment that is individualized to your bodies’ own personal needs. Women who have uterine fibroids usually suffer from decreased blood flow to the uterus which leads to the build-up of excess tissue. Acupuncture, along with certain Chinese herbs, increases blood flow to these vital areas. Acupuncturists also work to balance out the energy in the liver and spleen, as woman who suffer from uterine fibroids tend to have an imbalance of energy in these areas.
Over a period of treatments, the amount of treatments depending on the individual, the uterine fibroids will shrink, oftentimes breaking up entirely. Once the right amount of oxygen is flowing to the vital organs and the energy is balanced, women who at one time suffered from infertility are able to conceive. Seeing as many doctors believe that hormones play a role in the development of uterine fibroids, acupuncturists work on balancing out hormones which can prevent women from having to take oral contraceptives. Acupuncture can eliminate the need to have the fibroids surgically removed altogether. Acupuncture is increasing in popularity and is found to help manage and heal many female fertility issues. Acupuncture is an alternative to modern medicine which can often be costly, ineffective, and invasive.
If you are suffering with uterine fibroids and live within the North Broward areas of Margate, Coconut Creek, Parkland, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, we want to help you! Give us a call at 954-586-2273 to schedule a free consultation today.