Sunday, March 9, 2014

Healing Fibroids Naturally

Uterine fibroids are an increasingly common complaint among women in their reproductive years. These benign tumors of the uterus can be asymptomatic, but some women experience symptoms such as pelvic pain, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, painful intercourse, and frequent urination. It is important to have an evaluation with your gynecologist to get a proper diagnosis and to determine what western treatments may be good options for you.

Allopathic treatments may by complemented by alternative therapies to manage fibroid symptoms. The book, Healing Fibroids, A Doctor's Guide to a Natural Cure by Allan Warshowsky, MD outlines a holistic program that can bring hope to women with fibroids. I found the book informative with easy to follow guidelines on such topics as diet and exercise to help decrease the symptoms from fibroids.

Acupuncture is one of the suggested therapies in the book. Acupuncture works to promote the flow of Qi, or life energy that works to free blockages and to promote health. Acupuncture also has a calming effect on the nervous system and can diminish pain. Along with western medical treatment, acupuncture can be a vital part of your healing program for overall health and well being.