Uterine Fibroids & Cysts

Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus.  They are often associated with heavy bleeding, cramping, spotting between periods, abdominal swelling, and sometimes pain during intercourse.  They can also interfere with the ability to conceive.

Fibroids are made of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue.  They can be located inside or outside the uterus.  They can range from pea size to the size of  a melon, but are generally the size of an orange or grapefruit.  It is estimated that between 20-30 % of women aged 35-50 suffer from fibroids.  Some people have them and never know while others have problems associated with fibroids.

Fibroids grow in response to excess estrogen so it’s important to limit your exposure to extrenal sources of estrogen and support your liver in the processing of estrogen.  Herbs and acupuncture can help support your liver in removing excess estrogens as well as reduce the size of fibroids and unpleasant side effects fibroids can cause.

Cysts are small, fluid sacs that develop in the uterus.  Most cysts are harmless but some can cause pelvic pain and interfere with your ability to conceive.  Some can rupture and surgery may be needed.

Chinese herbs can help to reduce cysts and are combined with acupuncture to treat the underlying causes, whether they are related to PCOS or other structural issues or hormone imbalances.

Ovarian cysts can develop as a result of a deficiency in beta-carotene.  Beta-carotene is found in orange and yellow foods such as carrots, yellow bell peppers, cantalope, and sweet potatoes, as well as broccoli and spinach, so if you have cysts or are prone to developing them it’s important to supplement your diet with these foods.  

In both these cases, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been shown to reduce the size and unpleasant side effects of fibroids and cysts, balance out hormones, menstrual cycles, promote ovulation, and contribute to successful pregnancy outcomes.  It is important to allow time for the treatment to work, even if you see immediate improvement in energy levels, sleep, mood, etc, it often takes 3-6 months of regular treatment to change existing patterns of disharmony.  

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Eastern Bench is a reputable wellness clinic in the Salt Lake area with a specialty in natural fertility and IVF support.  We are very dedicated to providing high quality holistic care to our clients.  To set up an appointment, please call (385)279-2410 or request an appointment online. We offer free 15 minute consultations to those who would like to learn more about our treatment options.  Please contact us by submitting this form if you should have any additional questions.

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