The most common symptoms of uterine fibroids are abdominal pain, decreased period cycle days, heavier menstrual bleeding, increased discharge, dropping down sensation of hard object in the stomach, and even frequent urination due to the bladder being pressed by the womb.
The elimination of fibroids is connected with the liver function, according to traditional Chinese medicine theory. For example the liver regulates blood flow, nourishing the acupuncture channels running through the body. This liver blood also acts as a generating source of menstrual blood. The uterine fibroid is actually a symptom of Qi and blood stagnation occurring in the womb. Normally there is an abundant blood supply circulated in the womb, but stagnation of this can lead to menstrual bleeding which leads to a blockage occurring, forming fibroids.
If doctors only remove the fibroids without sourcing the underlying cause of the stagnation, the fibroids can recur after the operation. This in turn leads to recurring blood blockages which produce more fibroids. If it occurs often enough hysterectomy may be the only solution offered.
Chinese medicine uses a different approach. To Chinese medicine practitioners, fibroids are not occurring because the uterus is sick, but because of blockages of blood and energy in the womb. Hence they offer a combination of herbal formulas which can control and reduce the size and growth of the fibroids, combined with acupuncture which will act to improve the patient's constitution, thus preventing the recurrence of fibroids.
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