Fibroids are benign masses of muscle cells and tissue that grow in and on the uterus. These growths can be as small as one millimeter or as large as 8 inches across. They can also occur as a single mass or grow in clusters. Many women with fibroids do not experience any symptoms, however; some women can have heavy or painful menstrual periods, lower back pain, excessive urination, pain during sex, pelvic pressure or reproductive issues such as miscarriages or infertility. Although fibroids occur in at least 25 percent of U.S. women of childbearing age, there is no known cause.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for fibroids.
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating fibroids. For a complete list from our store with more details see our fibroids formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)