Many women are troubled by fibroids during their reproductive years. The benign muscle growths inside the uterine walls can cause serious fertility problems and complications during pregnancy.
As fibroids are located inside the uterus, they prevent implantation from taking place and can cause great desperation in women who are trying to conceive. Fibroids can be particularly troublesome during the time of ovulation as a result of increased estrogen levels in the body.
They are mostly treated with changes in lifestyle and diet and in severe cases with surgery. There are quite a few alternative therapies that can be used for treating fibroids. Once the fibroids are treated, you may attain pregnancy naturally without much trouble.
Alternative Therapies For Getting Pregnant With Fibroids
Acupuncture eliminates fibroids by working on the pressure points that increase circulation to the fibroids. This will discourage the fibroid growth and reduce its size considerably and with time completely destroy the fibroids, thereby helping you attain pregnancy. The acupuncture points associated with the uterus are located in the ankles. Only a registered and experienced acupuncturist can work on the right points to shrink the fibroid.
For bleeding fibroids, homeopathy offers great treatment methods. A homeopath will first assess the growth of your fibroids and depending on the severity will prescribe natural therapies like phosphorus, shina, trillium, Sabina etc.
A number of essential oils can be used for treating fibroids. Flax seed oil, evening primrose oil, borage etc. which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids help in reducing the size of fibroids with their anti inflammatory properties. You can take 1-2 tablespoons of any of these oils or a mixture of these after consultation with a herbalist.
For a potent tea that can help in shrinking the size of fibroids, you can take one quart water and add 2 teaspoons each of burdock, cramp bark, motherwort and yam, and one teaspoon each of ginger, prickly ash bark, mullein leaves etc. Boil the water and add the herbs. Cover and steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain and take one cup of this two times a day.
Compress With Castor Oil
Castor oil compress can be used for treating the pain as well as shrinking the fibroids naturally. For this remedy, take some castor oil in a bowl and warm it. Use a soft cloth for soaking in the oil and press the cloth on the pelvic region. Continue holding the cloth for 10-15 minutes and repeat for an hour every day.
Sitz bath can be prepared by heating water along with a few drops of lavender or chamomile oil. Sit for 15 minutes, covering the pelvic area adequately. Do it twice a day to reduce inflammation and pain and increase the circulation to the fibroids for shrinking them.
Once the size of the fibroids has been shrunk and your ovulation cycle comes back to normal, you can keep a track of your most fertile days and try for pregnancy. Ensure that you take natural remedies only with the guidance of a herbalist as it can interfere with the medications and treatments that you may be taking.