Alternative medicine for fibroids has been used by herbalists for many hundreds of years and is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, as are alternative treatments for all types of conditions. Until recently, doctors were all too quick to perform hysterectomies to get rid of fibroids, but it has now been recognized that this is very rarely the best treatment and can have side effects that are as bad, if not worse, than the fibroids themselves.
Other surgical treatments for fibroids are rarely successful. Removing each fibroid is all well and good if you can stop new fibroids from growing. Unfortunately, post-surgery women very rarely receive advice to help them prevent regrowth.
Alternative medicine for fibroids usually consists of herbal supplements that can be ingested and are widely believed to be beneficial for shrinking fibroids. For some conditions, it might not be advisable to try alternative treatments, as delaying conventional medicine could prove dangerous. Because fibroids are very rarely life-threatening, it is definitely worth trying alternative treatments once diagnosed, as fibroids have been shown to respond very well to natural treatments.
Left untreated, fibroid symptoms very rarely go away and persist until menopause. Symptoms usually get worse as the fibroids grow in size naturally, and it makes sense to treat the fibroids before they get big enough to cause unbearable symptoms. However, natural treatments can be used successfully to shrink even large fibroids.
When looking at herbal remedies that can be used to treat fibroids naturally, it’s important to consider your own individual circumstances, as treatments often consist of multiple ingredients that combine to create the best treatment for you. For example, if you are overweight and have excess estrogen as a result, you may need a different combination of ingredients than someone who has an inflammatory condition thought to aggravate fibroids.
Herbs commonly used as alternative medicine for fibroids
* Concha ostreae
* Rhizoma sparganii
* Herba Dendrobii
* Sperm Lychee
* Rhizoma Zedoariae
* Rhizoma Cyperi
* Fructus Corni
Thanks to Bernadette Hopkins