Fibroids are a type of uterine tumor that can often cause pain, heavy menstrual periods, and infertility. Your doctor may prescribe birth control pills to help manage the symptoms, but it is also possible to use more natural methods. This post will go through some of the most effective natural therapies for fibroids, how they work and how you can use them to relieve your symptoms.
Diet and lifestyle changes
There are many things you can do to alleviate the effects of fibroids, but diet and lifestyle changes are one of the most powerful. If you have a high-fat diet and don’t get enough exercise, your symptoms will likely be worse.
If you want to reduce pain or heavy bleeding, it is important to make changes in your lifestyle such as eating a healthy diet rich in green vegetables and getting regular exercise. You need to eat foods that will encourage healing in your body and help reduce inflammation, such as omega 3 fatty acid-rich fish like salmon or sardines. You should also avoid refined sugars which can cause inflammation in the body.
Fibroids and fertility
Some women with fibroids may struggle to get pregnant. However, there are a few natural therapies that can help increase fertility. One of the most popular methods for increasing fertility for women who have fibroids is using castor oil packs. Castor oil packs involve putting a hot, damp cloth on your abdomen and placing a bag of castor oil over it. You then use another towel or blanket to cover the pack and leave it on for 3-4 hours at a time during your menstrual cycle each month. The warmth from the pack can help shrink the fibroids and open up the fallopian tubes to make it easier for eggs to travel through them into the uterus.
Another way you can increase fertility is by taking supplements like fenugreek, vitamin B6, cinnamon, vitamin E, Chasteberry, and omega-3 fatty acids in conjunction with doing castor oil packs.
All of these supplements have been shown to help boost fertility in some way when taken with castor oil packs. This combination may also be helpful if you have uterine polyps or endometrial cysts along with fibroids as well since they can impact egg quality and mobility.
Essential oils are a natural treatment that can help reduce pain, decrease menstrual bleeding and improve fertility. Some of the best oils you can use for your fibroids include clary sage, frankincense, lavender, peppermint, and ylang-ylang.
First, it is important to understand how these treatments work. Essential oils are believed to work by thinning out your uterine lining to reduce the size of your fibroid tumor and relieve pressure on the uterus. Research has shown that some essential oils may also have a small impact on hormone levels which can affect the symptoms of fibroids in some people. However, it is important to note that research does not provide conclusive evidence in this area so there may be other factors at play as well.
Some people feel more comfortable using essential oil treatments especially because they are natural remedies with no known side effects if used properly. A few drops of clary sage oil placed on a tampon applicator can be inserted into the vagina to release vapors. You should see improvement within two months with continued use and you should discontinue treatment after six months when there’s no improvement or after three cycles without a period if there is an improvement but it’s not enough.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has recognized acupuncture as a possible treatment for fibroids. This treatment is the result of research on how it can reduce pain and help with reproductive problems.
According to studies, when women with fibroid tumors were treated with acupuncture, they experienced less pain. Acupuncture also helped with menstrual cramps.
Acupuncture can be used in combination with other treatments or practiced solely. It is a safe, holistic treatment that doesn’t require drugs or surgery.
If you are looking for a more natural way to manage your fibroids, there are some herbs that you can take. Red raspberry leaf is an herbal remedy that can reduce the size of fibroids. This herb has been used for centuries and has been found to reduce the size of uterine tumors by shrinking them. You can eat fresh red raspberry leaves or make tea from dried leaves. However, it’s important to note that not all women find this effective in reducing their symptoms and some find it makes it worse.
Ginger is another great herb for managing fibroid pain and spasms during menstruation. It also reduces nausea, which accompanies heavy menstrual periods, as well as fatigue. Ginger is readily available at most grocery stores and pharmacies in tea form or capsules if you don’t like tea.