What Are Fibroids?
A fibroid is a non-cancerous growth that develops in or around the womb (uterus). These growths are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue and can vary in size. Fibroids are sometimes known as uterine fibroids, uterine myomas or leiomyomas.
How Do You Know If You Have Fibroids?
Fibroids are common, with around 1 in 3 women developing them at some point in their life. They’re often diagnosed during a routine gynaecological examination, test, or scan. Symptoms may include:
- Heavy periods
- Painful periods – often with a lot of cramping
- Abdominal pain
- Lower back pain
- A frequent need to urinate
- Constipation and / or Loose stools during menstruation due to the increased activity of the area
- Pain or discomfort during sex
- Able to feel hard masses in the abdomen
- Experience gas or bloating
- Cold hands and/or feet
- Cold body
- Heavy bleeding or thicker blood
- Bright red or very dark colored menstrual blood
- Menstrual blood clots
- Headaches, dizziness, or fatigue
- Irritability or depression
That’s quite a list.
If you have uterine fibroid symptoms, it’s best to see your doctor, so they can investigate possible causes.
What Causes Fibroids?
The exact cause is unknown, but they are known to be liked to the female reproductive hormone estrogen. Estrogen is produced by the ovaries. Fibroids usually develop during a woman’s reproductive years (most commonly from around 30 to 50 years of age), when estrogen levels are at their highest. They tend to shrink when estrogen levels are low, such as after menopause, when a woman’s monthly periods slow down and then stop.
Treatment for Fibroids
If a woman has fibroids that aren’t causing symptoms, medical treatment is not required. Also, fibroids will often shrink and disappear without treatment after menopause.
If you do have symptoms caused by fibroids,
- Hormonal treatment to inhibit the growth of fibroids
- Pain relievers to help with symptoms
- As a last resort, surgery may be recommended
It is important to understand if you have fibroids, that abdominal massage and the right herbal formulas can help small fibroids, but when fibroids are big surgery is the best answer to bring things under control. Large fibroids will also make holding a pregnancy full term less likely. If your fibroids are small then using herbs and massage is a very viable option.
Chinese Medical Theory recognizes that there is a lack of communication or flow of energy in the abdominal area. Our goal is to allow the body to relax and break down the tissue where it is not supposed to be growing.
This also applies to any condition that creates any type of blockage in the same region (such as endometriosis, polyps, cysts, or other scar tissue).
Chinese Medicine addresses the root of the problem, allowing the natural healing mechanisms of the body to do the healing.
Chinese Medicine recognizes:
Your body is in a constant state of renewal
Your body can regain lost health and vitality
What Are the Steps to Treating Your Hormones?
The body regains energy and the ability to heal itself by using the following tools:
- Herbal formulas
- Energy Exercises
- Food Therapy
- Simple lifestyle adjustments
You’ll be using Balance, and Cinnamon & Poria as your herbal formulas. These are specifically designed to help break up the stagnant energy in the abdomen and to improve the flow of energy, blood and warmth in that area.
-Radiant Eight Exercises
These energy exercises will increase your energy to supercharge your Rejuvenation Cycle. They will increase the energy flow in your abdomen, as well as in your whole body. This is so that your entire body’s energy reserves are supporting you. Both the Radiant Eight Energy Exercises and the Fertility Massage are given to you for free when you are a customer.
Food Therapy and Lifestyle Tips
Food therapies and lifestyle adjustments are included in your bundle, and more details can be found in the free supportive program!