Chinese Herbs For Uterine Fibroids

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to treat Uterine Fibroids by herbal ways?
    Has anyone treated their Uterine Fibroids with Herbs? I've stumbled upon this product called Hysteromyoma Plaster that is all natural created by traditional Chinese herbalist. Have you or someone you know tried this?

    • ANSWER:
      My cousin had uterine fibroids and she has used a Chinese black plaster called Hysteromyoma Plaster for about half a year. You can find it on http://nobleherb.com/goods-19.html Apply it everyday and apparently they dissolve. Hope this helps!

  2. QUESTION:
    Natural ways of shrinking uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts?
    Today I was diagnosed with three uterine fibroids (3 cm each) and a small ovarian cyst. I don't want to get surgery as it could be dangerous for other organs. Are there any natural ways of shrinking them?

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroids are benign uterine growths. Many women have no symptoms while others experience bleeding, increased urination, bladder displacement, urine retention, constipation, infertility, miscarriage, pain during intercourse and anemia. Ovarian cysts are enlarged follicles that fail to rupture and release an egg. Women may experience general pain, disrupted periods, pain in the back and abdomen and painful intercourse. Both of these conditions are caused by imbalances in estrogen production. There are many natural treatments to deal with both of these conditions. Talk to your doctor about any natural supplements you are using.

      Herbal Treatments for Fibroids

      Herbal treatments that address bleeding often work quite quickly, but supplements that control hormone levels take about three months of use before bringing about noticeable results.

      Black cohosh controls bleeding and relieves pain; take 500 milligrams daily. Cinnamon oil has a long history of use in traditional American medicine to control bleeding fibroids. Use 10-to-15 drops every 15 minutes until the bleeding stops. Dan shen, which should only be used under professional supervision, treats congealed blood, dark red clots during menstruation, and relieves pelvic congestion. Reishi tincture alleviates pelvic inflammation. Take one tablespoon in ¼ cup of water three times daily.

      There are three traditional Chinese formulas that are commonly used to treat uterine fibroids. Take as directed on the product label.

      Augmented Rambling powder lowers estrogen levels and is most useful for women who are also suffering from painful or difficult urination. Cinnamon Twig and Poria Pill lowers estrogen levels without interfering with the menstrual cycle or causing weight gain. Four Substance Decoction treats fibroids and is especially useful for women who eat a poor diet.
      Herbal Treatments for Ovarian Cysts

      Dioscorea tincture, also known as wild yam, alleviates cramping caused by ovarian cysts. Take as directed on the label. Dong quai relieves pain resulting from this condition. Take 1,000 milligrams daily during the two-week period after menstruation and then discontinue for two weeks.

      There are several Chinese formulas used to treat ovarian cysts. Use as directed on the product label.

      Dong Quai and Peony Powder reduces estrogen levels and the formation of inflammatory substances in the tissues that line the uterus. Two Cured Decoction reduces estrogen levels. Augmented Rambling Powder and Cinnamon Twig and Poria pill, which are listed above, can also be used for ovarian cysts

      Estrogen is produced from body fat. Excess weight increases the amount of estrogen in the body, so make an effort to maintain a normal weight. Do your best to exercise regularly and reduce stress levels. Avoid the following herbs that stimulate estrogen production: Coleus, Cordyceps, fennel seed, licorice, and moutan.
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  3. QUESTION:
    How to treat uterine fibroids?
    Does anyone have uterine fibroids and been told they need a hysterectomy? I don’t want to cure my disease by hysterectomy. Has anyone had any luck on reducing their uterine fibroids via herbs?

    • ANSWER:
      I think a Chinese black plaster called Hysteromyoma Plaster is useful. After using it for half a year, my uterine fibroids are gone. It is made by traditional Chinese herbal medicine and has no side effects. So you can use it securely. You can visit http://www.nobleherb.com/goods-19.html for more details and buy it for a try. Wish you better soon!

  4. QUESTION:
    Is motherwort safe to take if you have fibroids?
    I have heard from some websites that you should not take motherwort if you have fibroids, and other websites say that its good for fibroids.

    Which is it??

    • ANSWER:
      Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca [Latin]), also called leonurus, lion’s tail, and heartwort, has been used to treat heart disease and depression for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) recommends motherwort to promote longevity and treat menstrual disorders. Today motherwort is still recommended by herbalists for treatment of heart palpitations and anxiety, and to encourage normal menstrual cycles.
      Recent studies performed in China have shown that motherwort helps prevent blood clots relax the heart muscle, and lower blood pressure. Of course, anyone with a diagnosed or suspected heart condition should be under a doctor’s care.
      Motherwort contains lionurine and stachydrine, alkaloids that not only help lower blood pressure but also have a sedating effect on the central nervous system, which supports motherwort’s traditional use as a treatment for depression anxiety.
      The tranquilizing effects of this herb may benefit those experiencing anxiety as well as those having trouble sleeping. Laboratory studies have shown that the lionurine in motherwort also causes uterine contractions. Motherwort may indeed benefit women who are trying to induce menstruation, but those that are pregnant or trying to get pregnant should avoid motherwort altogether.
      Motherwort is easy to grow; watch this plant or it could take over the garden! You can cut this plant and use the stem, leaves, or flowers in homemade herbal tea—use 2 teaspoons of dried motherwort to 1 cup of hot water for a homemade tea. You can drink up to 2 cups daily. Motherwort is also available at health food stores and some pharmacies in extracts, teas, capsules, and tablets. Just be sure to follow the dosage instructions on the package—too much motherwort can cause diarrhea and upset stomach.
      Pregnant or nursing women should not take this herb. People taking blood thinners also should not consume motherwort since it may increase the effects of these drugs.
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      If it causes uterine contractions and induces menstruation it will likely irritate fibroids.

      The real issue is what do you want to take motherwort for? Whatever it is, there are other options.
      Homeopathic treatment can get rid of fibroids permanently and whatever other issues you have.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to Treat Uterine Fibroids?
    How to treat Uterine Fibroids? Has anyone had any luck on reducing their uterine fibroids with herbs? If so, can you tell me the name of the medicine which you use?

    • ANSWER:
      I had used a Chinese herbal medicine called Hysteromyoma Plaster to cure my uterine fibroids. Now my fibroids had been gone without surgery. The plaster is made by traditional Chinese medicine and has no side effects, so you can use it securely. For moer details, you can visit http://www.nobleherb.com/goods-19.html or contact with me. Wish you better soon!

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anybody knows a natural cure for fibroids, only serious answers please?
    I have fibroids and they are very big, my GYN doctors prescribed 6 months of Lupron they help a little bit but the fibroids are growing back, does any body know any natural cure for fibroids, I will appreciate it

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few things that you can try.

      Vitex
      Vitex is one of the most widely known women's herbs.
      researchers believe that vitex works by regulating the pituitary gland,the one that tells other glands how much of each hormone to make.
      The hormone in question here is estrogen,on which vitex has a regulating effect.
      Vitex needs to be taken for 6 months for it's full benefits to be felt.
      An alternative practitioner typical dosage prescription would be any where from 2,000 to 5,000 milligrammes in capsules per day,or one to two dropperfuls of tincture 2 times per day.
      Caution-to not take during pregnancy,and Vitex can also lesson the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.

      Dietary supplements
      To help shrink fibroids,try taking the following supplements once daily for 3 to 4 months.
      Vitamin C: 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams
      Selenium: 400 micrograms and Zinc: 30 milligrams.

      Uterine fibroid tea.
      This tea combines hormone balancing herbs with those that ease cramps.
      2 teaspoons vitex
      1 teaspoon black cohosh root
      half teaspoon dandelion root
      half teaspoon prickly ash bark
      quarter teaspoon cramp bark
      quarter teaspoon cinnamon bark
      4 cups of water.
      Combine the herbs and water and bring to the boil.
      lower heat and allow tea to simmer for a few minutes.
      Remove from the heat and steep for 20 minutes.
      Strain and drink at least 2 cups a day for 3 to 4 months.

      When you have a bath,you can add several drops of rosemary,lavender,or juniper essential oils to stimulate pelvic circulation.

      You could also try a castor oil pack
      The skin absorbs warm castor oil's active constituents,lectins,which stimualate the immune response to help shrink fibroids.
      Five drops of essential can also be added to a castor oil pack to encourage relaxation.
      to make a pack,soak a clean cloth in castor oil,then place it on the abdomen or on any painful areas.
      Cover the cloth with plastic wrap,then another clean cloth.
      Then apply a heat sorce-A hot water bottle,a heating pad,a cloth bag of lentils,corn,or rice that has been microwaved for a few minutes.
      Leave on for about an hour.

      red raspberry
      This herb is useful if your fibroids cause excessive bleeding during menstruation.
      herbalists believe that it gradually improves the tone of the uterus.
      A typical dosage would be 1 to 2 cup of tea 2 or 3 times a day.
      (steep 1 teaspoon of dried leaves in a cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes).
      Caution- If you are or think you might be pregnant,use only under the supervision of an experienced practioner.

      Also in traditional chinese medicine,it is believed that taking milk thistle can also help.
      I hope I was of some help and I hope that you are feeling alot better real soon.
      Take care.

  7. QUESTION:
    Black cohosh to start labor ... any thoughts? anyone used it or planning on using it?
    Black cohosh to start labor ... any thoughts? anyone used it or planning on using it?
    hey any comments or thoughts on it plz! how much u tock and when and did it work etc xx thx

    please before saying dont do it etc im not and for record im 38weeks preg...

    • ANSWER:
      Side Effects and Safety Concerns

      The safety of black cohosh in pregnant or breastfeeding women or children hasn't been established. Black cohosh is sometimes used by nurse-midwives to induce labor, but it should never be used by a pregnant woman without supervision by a qualified healthcare provider because it could stimulate uterine contractions and result in miscarriage.

      People with hormone-sensitive conditions, such as cancer of the breast, prostate, ovaries or uterus, endometriosis or uterine fibroids, should avoid black cohosh until more is known about how it works and whether it has a hormonal effect.

      Side effects of black cohosh may include:

      •Indigestion

      •Headache

      •Nausea

      •Perspiration

      •Vomiting

      •Heaviness in the legs

      •Weight gain

      •Low blood pressure
      Excessive doses of black cohosh may cause seizures, visual disturbances and slow or irregular heartbeat. There have been a number of cases of liver damage suspected to be associated with black cohosh use. In most of the cases, there were other medical problems present and other medications used that may have contributed to the liver damage. Also, the quality and purity of the black cohosh products used isn't known. Some black cohosh products, for instance, have been found to contain a Chinese cimicifuga (Cimicifuga foetida) instead of black cohosh.

      Still, in August 2006, Health Canada advised consumers of the possible link between black cohosh and liver damage. In June 2007, the United States Pharmacopeia proposed that black cohosh product labels contain a cautionary statement. The American Botanical Council has countered that there is insufficient evidence to warrant the proposed caution.

      Black cohosh should not be confused with the herb blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), white cohosh, bugbane, Cimicifuga foetida, sheng ma or white baneberry. These species have different effects, and blue cohosh and white cohosh, in particular, can be toxic. There is a case report of neurological complications in a post-term baby after labor induction with a herbal blend of black cohosh and blue cohosh.

      People with allergies to plants in the buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family should avoid black cohosh.

      Black cohosh contains small amounts of salicylic acid, so people with allergies to aspirin or salicylates should avoid black cohosh.

      People with a history of blood clots or stroke, seizures, liver disease and those who are taking medications for high blood pressure should not use black cohosh.

  8. QUESTION:
    can having several miscariages prevent you from having kids in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      ABSOLUTELY NOT. Each pregnancy is a new one. However, that said, if one has a history of repeat miscarriages, I suggest that they go see a REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST (RE) and get cycle day 3 (CD3) bloodwork done on FSH and Estradiol (E2) levels, as well as follow up bloodwork on CD10 on FSH.

      have you had an HSG? sometimes there are growths (polyps, fibroids, etc.) in the endometrium (uterine lining) that prohibit implantation-- that's mostly in regards to chemical pregnancies (very early miscarriages).

      in my opinion, it all comes down to hormones (natural or synthetic), so go see an RE. The ob/gyn is NOT trained in endocrinology (unless they took additional coursework--- highly unlikely).

      HTH. GL

      P.S. To elaborate on the hormone issue that I referenced above: Sometimes a little progesterone (Provera-- this requires a prescription, but the following do not: Emerita progesterone cream from the health food store, Progon-B from health designs [URL's below], etc., etc.) will help sustain the pregnancy b/c sometimes our bodies don't produce enough progesterone and thus the miscarriages. In fact, some women are given estradiol patches after ovulation (Climara, Vivelle, etc., etc.-- require a prescription) and that actually HELPS support the pregnancy!! The estrogen help plump up the lining of the uterus--- again, some women have lower estrogen levels, thus another factor contributing to miscarriages.

      FIND A GOOD SUPPORTIVE, KIND, DETERMINED, COMPASSIONATE, ENTHUSIASTIC RE, AND YOU'LL BE FINE!!!!!!! Sending you LOADS of baby dust!

      p.p.s. if you're into alternative medicine, Randine Lewis wrote a fantastic book called the Infertility Cure; and in it, she writes about patients who experienced multiple miscarriages, and how she (Randine) employed Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, herbs, moxabustion, etc.) to reconfigure the body system so as to support a new pregnancy. (URL below). again, HTH. HUGS

  9. QUESTION:
    qn on blocked fallopian??
    would like to know if any women out there with this problem have any pain or symptoms before they realised that they having this problem? Or is it only when they have been ttc for few months/yrs without success n then confirmed by doc saying that their fallopian tubes are blocked?

    • ANSWER:
      The fallopian tubes are called the “golden pathway” to the “palace of the child” (the uterus). These are tubes that connect the ovaries with the uterus.

      The fallopian tubes are also the most likely place for the sperm and egg to meet. It is not the only place, but the most common place for fertilization.

      Open a blocked fallopian tube and you have created a meeting place for miracles to occur.

      Inside the fallopian tubes are little hair-like structures which line the tubes.

      With a gentle waving motion, the cilia help to move the egg along its pathway.

      Also there are cells producing nutrition to nourish the egg both before and after fertilization.

      These tubes are very narrow structures and it doesn't take too much to block them. What is the cause of a blocked fallopian tube?

      It could be some endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when tissue like that which lines the inside of uterus grows outside the uterus in places that it is not supposed to grow.

      Or it could be that the blockage is an aftereffect of having had a bacterial infection in the tubes.

      With a bacterial infection the fallopian tubes become inflamed from within, filling with fluid or pus (hydrosalpinx or pyrosalpinx).

      Adhesions or thickened walls may cause the tubes to close off completely.

      This is a condition known as salpingitis. Salpingitis is created by bacteria infections such as untreated PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) in the uterus.

      This condition can be created by a sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia, from IUD (intrauterine device) use, or as an aftereffect of surgery of the reproductive tract.

      It is so important for protecting your fertility to see your Western medical doctor if you think you have any uterine infection. See him/her for a diagnosis and follow his/her antibiotic protocol.

      The aftereffect of not treating a bacterial infection can be blocked tubes.

      What is the sign or symptom of a blocked fallopian tube?

      The only sign or symptom you can recognize is that you are not getting pregnant!

      Without a test you will not if you have blocked tubes because all your other tests are normal.

      Of course, if there is only one blocked fallopian tube the egg still has the opportunity for impregnation.

      The only true way to know if there is blockage is to have laparoscopy, laparotomy or a hysterosalpinogram (where they inject dye in to the uterus and then check by X-ray to see if any of the dye makes its way into the pelvic cavity.)

      What is the remedy or treatment for a blocked fallopian tubes?

      In Chinese herbal theory most fallopian tube obstructions have what is called “Blood Stasis” as the underlying energy imbalance.

      Blood Stasis is where the flow of blood is not moving freely.

      The reproductive area houses a lot of blood.

      If there is not good circulation of blood in this area blood stasis is created and then fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes or endometriosis can develop.

      So herbs to invigorate the blood can help diminish active inflammation and help prevent chronic reoccurring endometriosis.

      There are two concerns to address:

      (1) to clear the tube(s);
      (2) to change the energy imbalance so the obstruction is not likely to develop again.
      Step One: Clear your own pathway with energy exercises, an herbal formula team, Fallopian Tube Massage and warming your belly.
      You can do this step yourself to increase chances of fertilization.

      If the blockage is light this can be enough to clear the path. I did this for myself, not knowing if I had blockage or not, because I was told it would energize the pathway and clear the tubes.

      Step One includes taking an herbal formula team that is famous for helping to increase circulation of energy and blood in what the Chinese call “the network vessels”.

      Free Flow includes special herbs like myrrh and frankincense, which are famous for reaching the deepest energy channels and their networks.

      Cinnamon and Poria includes cinnamon twig, which warms and opens the channels, increasing circulation.

      Taking the herbs is not enough. In order to clear and recharge your to get the fullest benefit from the herbs it is important to also include the following:

      The Radiant Eight Energy Exercises. These exercises improve energy flow and blood circulation throughout the entire body.

      They also have demonstrated clinically the ability to balance hormones.
      Fallopian Tube Massage.

      If you are doing the Radiant Eight Energy Exercises you will maximize the effects of this simple exercise.

      There are special energy points you can manipulate and you can practice Fallopian Tube Massage to help open the tubes. (this massage is ONLY practiced between the end of your menstruation and ovulation.

      Do not do it during the blood flow, or during the luteal phase). When you order the herbs and exercises the Fallopian T
      ube Massage is included at no charge.
      Warming the belly. This is actually something you can start today.

      Apply a heating pad (on low) or a hot water bottle on your belly for 15 minutes to half and hour from day one to ovulation.

      Warming your abdomen will help to increase the circulation of energy and blood in the “palace of the child”.

      It is best not to continue after circulation because we want to allow the embryo to implant. Increasing the temperature might interfere.

      Also consider a series of acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture can be a great help.
      The formulas and exercises for Step One are listed below……….

      Important note about the cilia.:Cilia are paralyzed by smoking.

      Cilia are those small hair like structures that move the egg from the ovary down the tube to the uterus. Stop smoking now.

      Step Two:

      Look into the possibility of using Clear Passage. If there is still blockage, or if the blockage is heavier, this could be an excellent route for you.

      Clear Passage is a unique physical therapy network which offers safe and effective treatment for female infertility, adhesion related pain and dysfunction.

      This is physical therapy, fallopian tube massage http://www.clearpassage.com/

      Step Three:

      You can talk with your doctor about surgery.

      Advances in micro- and laser surgery have brought higher success rates for tubal blockage treatment.

      Continue to do the energy exercises and warming the belly before the surgery.

      Help the circulation of energy be the best it can be.

      The healthier you are going into surgery the better job the surgeon can do and the faster you will recover.

      Step Four: The possibility of Invitro Fertilization (IVF).

      If there is complete blockage which can not be corrected by surgery, you still have the opportunity to do IVF with Western Reproductive technology.

      Obstructed fallopian tube, whether blocked fallopian right tube, blocked fallopian left tube, or both fallopian tubes obstructed does not mean you can not clear the tubes, or do not have a way to still create and carry a healthy baby

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