Acupuncture and herbal treatments can successfully shrink away small fibroids by up to 92%.
Fibroids can interfere with a woman’s ability to get pregnant by disrupting hormonal balance, or by blocking the uterine cavity or fallopian tubes. Western medicine treats fibroids in two ways. The first way is with surgery, and the second is with drugs. The most common of these drug treatments is Lupron, which puts the body into artificial menopause. Clearly both treatment options create obstacles to fertility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine treats fibroids differently. Acupuncture and herbal treatments can successfully shrink away small fibroids (about 1cm) by up to 92%. By reducing fibroids, TCM reduces potential blockage to the uterus and fallopian tubes, and resets any hormonal imbalances caused by the fibroid masses.
With larger fibroids, treatments are focused on decreasing the bleeding and pain associated with fibroids as well as preventing them from growing larger. When these symptoms decrease and fibroids are no longer growing, patients can often avoid surgery. However, it is helpful to note that it is unlikely that treatment will completely eliminate larger fibroids. If a patient has had surgery to remove larger fibroids, acupuncture can play a key role in the prevention of new fibroid growth.