Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that form on the muscles in and around the womb and are one of the most common issues which can affect a woman’s uterus and reproductive function. Experts estimate that millions of women in America, at a minimum, suffer from uterine fibroids. The exact numbers are unknown because, in many cases, the fibroids are asymptomatic, and women have no idea they’re there.
Unfortunately, in more severe cases, large uterine fibroids can cause severe back or abdominal pain, increased menstrual flow, infertility, or even increase chances of miscarriage. In some cases, these fibroids become so large and disruptive that they can be felt through the skin directly.
Women suffering from uterine fibroids have relatively few options that don’t involve surgery – but one of those options is San Francisco acupuncture. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat fertility related maladies, including uterine fibroids.
How San Francisco Acupuncture and TCM Can Treat Uterine Fibroids
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the discipline which perfected acupuncture, uterine fibroids arise from a variety of conditions. These include:
- A lack of proper Qi and blood flow to and around the uterus.
- An excess of solid materials, called phlegm, in the body. This, in turn, is due to improper diet or weak spleen function.
- Hormonal imbalances due to kidney malfunction.
A trained acupuncture and TCM specialist can work with a woman and come to understand her situation through physical examinations, as well as discussions of her diet and lifestyle. Once the cause of the uterine fibroids is determined, treatment can begin.
Acupuncture is the most common choice. Acupuncture targets areas of the body which are restricting the flow of blood around the body, as well as the flow of Qi – the body’s essential energies. By inserting extra-thin needles in precise locations known to stimulate blood flow and Qi, the acupuncture specialist can improve uterine health.
For dietary issues or malfunction in the spleen or kidney, specific herbs are often prescribed. Chinese herbalism has been developed over centuries, incorporating a wide variety of entirely natural aids to proper body function.
When acupuncture and herbalism are combined, the result can be radically improved uterine and reproductive health.
Anchor Acupuncture Specializes in Reproduction
If you suffer from uterine fibroids or other reproductive issues, the experts at Anchor Acupuncture are here to help. Just contact us to schedule a consultation.