With conventional medicine woefully inadequate to provide treatment for uterine fibroids, the question then is, “can acupuncture treat fibroids?”
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) runs on the belief that a woman’s menstrual cycle should be pain-free, effortless and regular. It is not, this is an indication that an imbalance exists in the woman’s body. Regarding fibroids, practitioners of TCM believe that a disruption in the circulation of blood into the reproductive organs exists and this can manifest in conditions such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and endometriosis.
In determining whether acupuncture can treat fibroids, it is important for the one affected to have her condition diagnosed by a licensed and qualified acupuncturist. This practitioner will thoroughly study your comprehensive medical history and will diagnostically examine your tongue and pulse. A plan of treatment will then be devised based on your specific needs.
Acupuncture needles used for treatment are very thin and are inserted in the range of 4mm to 6mm deep into the skin. A patient may experience a tingling sensation once a needle is inserted. More than one needle may be needed and are inserted at acupoints that are connected to the uterus. In order to effectively treat fibroids, the treatment should be regular lasting several weeks. A combination of herbal medicine may also be needed for the treatment of this condition.
Acupuncture for the treatment of fibroids may not work on every person who has fibroids; that does not mean, however, that it won’t work for you.
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New York, NY 10003
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