Women’s Wellness: Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors comprised of smooth uterine muscle and connective tissue. The uterus is the most common site for muscle tumors to occur. Fibroids can hinder fertility and are the leading cause of hysterectomies in the United States.
Some symptoms may include:
- excessive menstrual bleeding
- painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
- bleeding between periods (spotting)
- pelvic pain or fullness
- pain during intercourse
- frequent urination
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been used for centuries to treat uterine fibroids effectively. Fibroids can significantly shrink or disappear as a result of acupuncture treatments with whole-food and herbal supplementation. It has been shown that when the underlying cause of fibroids is treated, they are less likely to keep growing back. For many, the fibroids disappear naturally after menopause when estrogen levels naturally decline.
Schedule your appointment with Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center today and start feeling better!