Fibroids are common among women and we see a lot of patients suffering from fibroids in our clinic. Some cases of fibroids produce no symptoms while others produce many symptoms including heavy or painful menstrual periods, urinary urgency, painful intercourse, lower back pain, infertility, or recurrent miscarriages.
Fibroids typically shrink once a woman hits menopause, however if you’re trying to get pregnant or have symptoms from your fibroids acupuncture and Chinese herbs might be able to help.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help shrink some types of fibroids, usually those that are smaller than the size of a golf ball or goose egg. For fibroids that are larger, treatments might be less effective in shrinking the fibroids however our goal would be to prevent the fibroids from growing larger and reducing symptoms of the fibroids.