Fibroids are benign tumours that grow within or just outside of the uterus. Fibroids are a common occurrence and can have little to no harmful effect on your health or fertility. It is when fibroids become large or impinge on areas that result in pain that a fibroid becomes a problem.
In this scenario requiring some form of intervention. Speaking with your Obstetrician is your first step towards management of your symptoms. One or a combination of the following therapies can help you manage the pain of symptoms and aid in stabilizing the growth of the fibroid. Recommended treatment options include:
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine theory perceives fibroids as an obstruction of blood. The lack of proper blood flow throughout the uterus results in the formation of a fibroid. Therefore the treatment plan to help stabilize and manage the pain due to a fibroid is to promote blood circulation within the uterus. In addition, Chinese herbal medicine is an important component to help disperse (reduce) the size of the fibroid and prevent the formation of new ones.
Pelvic Abdominal Massage
This form of massage specifically addresses the abdomen and lower back to help increase blood flow into the uterus. The manual manipulation of the soft tissue in the pelvis helps to soften the fibroid and decrease pain.