Wise Woman herbal and home remedies are simple,
safe ways to help yourself when you have
a diagnosis of uterine fibroids.
Uterine fibroids are solid muscle tissue
growths in the uterus. They are also called
fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas. Fibroids
occur so frequently (in up to half of all
women over forty) that they could be considered
a normal irregularity. The occasional fibroid
can become enormous (medical literature reports
one that was 100 pounds!), but the majority
(80%) remain as small as a walnut.
Fibroids are the number one reason American
women have hysterectomies.
The causes of uterine fibroids are unknown,
but estrogens, especially estradiol, promote
their growth. After menopause fibroids disappear.
But because estrogen levels can rise during
the early menopausal years, previously asymptomatic
fibroids may grow in the years just before
the cessation of menses, resulting in symptoms
such as feeling of heaviness in the belly,
low back pain, pain with vaginal penetration,
urinary frequency or incontinence, bowel
difficulties, or severe menstrual pain and
Women of color are three to nine times more
likely to have fibroids than white women,
and theirs will grow more quickly.
Fibroid tumors are not cancer, not malignant.
Tumor means a swelling or a growth, not a
malignancy, not cancer. Less than 0.1% of
all uterine fibroids are malignant.
Small fibroids often disappear spontaneously.
Larger fibroids are more difficult to resolve,
but not impossible to control with natural
• The “root chakra” (lowermost
energy center in the body, which includes
the uterus) said to store unexpressed anger.
It is believed that any unwanted growths
in these organs can be countered by allowing
the anger to safely discharge.
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• One woman’s fibroids (and menstrual
cramps) disappeared within three months of
beginning a vigorous exercise program. Exercise
helps insure regular ovulation, and irregular
ovulation seems to worsen fibroids.
• Consuming three or more servings of
whole grains or beans daily not only reduces
the size of fibroids but offers protection
from breast and endometrial cancers as well.
• Red clover flowers (Trifolium pratense),
are one of my favorite infusions, but use
during the menopausal years may increase
difficulty with fibroids.
• Strengthening the liver with herbs such as
dandelion, milk thistle seed, or yellow dock
root helps it metabolize estrogen out of
the body, thus reducing fibroids.
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• Vitex or chasteberry tincture, 25-30
drops two to four times daily, often shrinks
small fibroids within two months. But results
come from long-term use — up to two
• Ask someone to burn moxa over the
area of the fibroid while you envision the
heat releasing the treasures in your uterus.
What is locked up in this fibroid? What can
you give birth to?
• Acupuncture treatments can shrink
• Poke root (Phytolacca americana),
used internally as a tincture (1-10 drops
per day; start small) and externally as a
belly rub oil, has gained a reputation as
a profound helper in relieving pain and distresses
from fibroids. CAUTION: Poke is considered
poisonous; it is not often found for sale.
This is one remedy you may have to make yourself
• Warm castor oil packs on the belly,
or ginger compresses (soak a towel in hot
ginger water) relieve pain and help shrink
• The use of progesterone to treat women
with uterine fibroids is hotly debated. One
side holds that fibroids are created by lack
of progesterone. The other side makes, to
my mind, the better case: that progesterone
increases fibroids. Evidence? Fibroids increase
in size during pregnancy, when progesterone
production is high, and atrophy after menopause,
when progesterone levels decrease. Whichever
side is right, eating more whole grains and beans usually changes estrogen/progesterone
ratio for the better and shrinks fibroids.
• Reduce fibroids by reducing your exposure
to estrogen: avoid birth control pills, ERT/HRT,
estrogen-mimicing residues from herbicides
and pesticides used on food crops (eat organically-
raised products). Tampons that are bleached with chlorine
may mimic the bad effects of estrogen, too.
• Lupron (leuprolide acetate), a drug
which induces “artificial menopause”by
shutting down the body's production of
estradiol causes a significant decrease in
fibroid size within 8-12 weeks. Fibroids
do regrow to about 90 percent of their original
size when the drug is withdrawn however.
• Major advances have been made in surgical
treatments for women with fibroids. There
are many options now besides hysterectomy
(removal of the uterus), including hysteroscopic
resection, uterine embolization, myomectomy,
and suprecervical hysterectomy. Since these
are fairly new procedures, take the time
to find a surgeon who is skilled in the procedure.
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