Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths inside or outside of the uterus and may cause excessive or severe bleeding. Up to 30% of women experience uterine fibroids and 20% of these may need intervention. The growths may be so large as to displace other organs or interfere with proper functioning. Doctors often use surgery to remove large uterine fibroids.
Symptoms include severe bleeding, painful bleeding, pain in the pelvic region, headaches, backaches, irritable rectum and bladder, profuse vaginal discharges, especially watery. Stalk-like fibroids that extend into the pelvic cavity can cause pain, nausea, or fever. Larger uterine fibroids may be detected by a pelvic exam as they can grow to the size of a basketball. The size of the fibroids can cause some to the symptom to other organs as they grow. Brown spots on the face, especially around the mouth, may be an indication of uterine fibroids.
Menstrual irregularity, another symptom of uterine fibroids, may be caused by excessive estrogen production from chronic use of estrogen-containing drugs like birth control pills. When birth control pills are discontinued, regular cycles and fertility may ensue. Less than 1% of uterine fibroids become cancerous.
A release of melanotropin from the posterior pituitary can cause uterine fibroids. However, they are most commonly cause by chemical birth control and a diet heavy in meat, which is also high in estrogens.
A natural treatment begins with early elimination of chemical birth control and a vegetarian diet. Natural ways can be effective especially if treated early. If not severe, fibroids can diminish naturally at menopause when progesterone starts to drop off.
Herbs for Uterine Fibroids
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
These herbs are useful for a weak uterus that has poor circulation; they help with tone, and may be aphrodisiac. Use as needed to warm the uterus and then back off. All herbs should be discontinued if pregnancy is suspected. The following herbs are warming and useful for women who are weak and pale with light periods.
Angelica tincture - warming, mucus-reducing, increases uterine strength. Immune stimulatory.
Damiana - strengthens the mind, harmonizes the menstruation.
Horsetail (Shave grass) - to reduce bloating and promote urination and strengthen the kidneys and bones as well as the reproductive system.
Sage tincture - warming, dries up mother's milk and reduces sweating. Endocrine stimulant. Long-life tonic.
Rosemary - DO NOT use when there is high blood pressure. Circulation, memory and concentration.
Cell Salts to Help with Uterine Fibroids
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#1 Calc Fluor 6X – nutrition, calcium, and connective tissue support, scars
#5 Kali Mur 6X – excess mucus
#11 Nat Sulph 6X – regulates hormones, liver support
#12 Silicea 6X – dissolves scar tissue, connective tissue support
Uterine Fibroid Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
The following excerpt is from an article “Homeopathy, Rational Medicine,” by Dr. W.L. Balfour, M.D.:
Calcerea carb – obesity, itching burning genitals. Menses too early, too profuse, too long. Cold damp feet. Cutting pains in uterus during menstruation.
Phosphorus – spotting between periods. Menses early lasting too long. Vaginal discharge profuse, smarting, corrosive. Uterine polyps. Vagina numb.
Sepia – prolapsed uterus, bladder, or vagina, menses too late and scanty, or early and profuse; no sex drive. Irritable, isolation.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes