HQ32 – Treatment of Fibroids with Chinese Medicine

What would you do for a patient with an 11cm fibroid? Clare and Phi discuss the “rule of thumb” that fibroids larger than 5cm can’t be effectively treated with Chinese medicine.


Uterine fibroids are a common problem to see in our female patients as they head towards menopause. Presenting to us with severe period pain, heavy bleeding and associated¬†symptoms, these women are coming to us for help with Chinese medicine to assist them to shrink their fibroids or to help their body resolve them entirely.uterine-fibroidsIn this episode we talk about Heather Bruce’s cold removal via navel cupping¬†and we also mention her 8 extras in women’s health and maternity course. You can find her website here.

We talk about the energetics of how the body and uterus create a fibroid in the first place, and steps you might need to take to begin to unravel the energetic landscape. We also discuss herbs, acupuncture and integrative approaches to helping your patients to reduce or resolve their fibroid using natural medicine.

We’d love to hear your experiences of treating fibroids, or if you have any questions feel free to post on our Facebook page.