Role of Homeopathic Remedies for Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are benign tumor growths that originate from the muscle layers of the uterus, and are almost always non-cancerous. Fibroids occur in women in the child bearing age group. The main symptoms of fibroid in uterus include: • Menorrhagia (excessive/prolonged bleeding from uterus), • Metrorrhagia (bleeding from uterus in between menses), • Dysmenorrhoea (Pain in uterus during menses), • Pressure symptoms on urinary bladder causing frequent urination or difficulty in emptying the bladder, • Pressure symptoms on the rectum leading to constipation, • Anemia due to excessive menstrual blood loss, and • Backache.
Top Homeopathic Remedies for Uterine Fibroids
1. Calcarea Carbonica is an excellent homeopathic cure for fibroids. This medicine can be used by women in whom the menses last for too long a duration and the flow is profuse. The excessive flow of menses may result in infertility. The women requiring this medicine feel an extreme chill and their feet remain excessively cold during the bleeding from uterus.It is also suited for women who are overweight
2. Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris is yet another natural homeopathic medicine for treating fibroid uterus. This medicine can be prescribed in the cases wherein the menses appear very frequently, and at short intervals. In most cases, the patient has not yet recovered from one period and the next period starts. The severe cramping pain in uterus and back during menses can also be treated with this medicine.
3. Trillium Pendulum is used in homeopathic treatment of those cases of fibroid where the excessive bleeding from uterus is accompanied by fainting spells. The characteristic color of menstrual blood is bright red and this is a major criterion for this medicine to be used in fibroid cases.
4. Fraxinus Americana is a natural homeopathic medicine for treating fibroid where excessive bearing down sensations accompany the menstrual flow. This medicine is also effective if cramps in feet accompany the menstrual bleeding. 5. Homeopathic remedy Calcarea fluorica works effictively for treating the fibroids that are very hard and large in size.
Homeopathic medicines for treating Menorrhagia (Excessive/prolonged bleeding from uterus) in fibroid uterus cases:
Ferrum Metallicum is a wonderful homeopathic medicine to control excessive bleeding from uterus due to fibroid. This medicine gives excellent results in cases where excessive blood of pale and watery character flows from uterus. Ipecacuanha is yet another natural Homeopathic medicine for treating menorrhagia in fibroid cases. For this medicine to be used in menorrhagia, the main criterion is a profuse flow of bright red blood from uterus along with a persistent nauseating feeling. The homeopathic remedy Kali Carbonicum can provide relief in cases where bleeding from the uterus continues to take place for too long a period and the blood is corroding / acrid in nature. This medicine can also relieve the extreme backache during bleeding from the uterus, which gets better by sitting or pressure. Another effective natural homeopathic medicine for controlling menorrhagia that needs to be mentioned here is Ammonium Carbonicum. This medicine suits those cases of menorrhagia where the menstrual blood is black, clotted and extremely profuse. The severe pain in thighs with a feeling of extreme fatigue during menorrhagia can also be treated with this medicine.
Homeopathic medicines for treating Metrorrhagia (Bleeding in between menses) in fibroid uterus cases:
Homeopathic remedy Sabina is a well indicated medicine for treating metrorrhagia in fibroid patients where bleeding from uterus of partly fluid and partly clotted nature occurs on least motion and a sexual excitement accompanies it. Another medicine, Hamamelis Virginica, is a natural homeopathic medicine used in treatment of metrorrhagia in fibroid where slight straining or over exertion brings on the bleeding from uterus. The blood from uterus is dark colored and flows without any pain in patients who require this medicine. Ustilago Maydis is also a natural homeopathic remedy for treating inter-menstrual bleeding in fibroid uterus wherein a slight provocation brings on the flow. The characteristic of blood indicating a requirement of this medicine is that the blood is dark and clotted, and forms long black strings. Homeopathic remedy Cyclamen Europaeum also gives good results in cases where migraine symptoms accompany the bleeding of black clotted blood from fibroid uterus in between periods.
Magnesium Phosphoricum and Pulsatilla – Homeopathic Medicine for Uterine Fibroids – for treating Dysmenorrhea (Pain during menses) .
Magnesium Phosphoricum is an excellent homeopathic remedy to relieve the cramping pains in uterus during menses in fibroid cases. The patients who require this medicine feel better by applying warmth or pressure on the uterine region during menses. The medicine Pulsatilla Pratensis is a natural homeopathic medicine that works well in cases where the pain in the uterus is so severe that it compels the affected woman to cry out; the pain is accompanied by nausea and chilliness.
Homeopathic medicines for treating pressure symptoms on urinary bladder and rectum in fibroid cases:
Erigeron is a very well regarded natural homeopathic remedy for treating pressure symptoms in fibroid cases where violent irritation of bladder and rectum accompanies excessive bright red bleeding from uterus. Homeopathic medicines Bryonia Alba and Nux Vomica are both equally effective medicines for treating constipation due to pressure on rectum by the fibroid. Bryonia Alba can be given to those patients who suffer from a condition in which the stool is very hard, dry and is passed with great difficulty. Nux Vomica can be prescribed in those cases where the patient complains of constant desire to pass stool due to pressure of fibroid on rectum, but is able to pass out only a little at time. Homeopathic medicines Sepia Officinalis and Thuja Occidentalis are very useful medicines in treating pressure symptoms on urinary bladder due to fibroid. Sepia Officinalis works well I cases where the patient complains of frequent urination due to constant pressure on the bladder. The patient requiring this medicine has to hasten to urinate and has bearing down pains in uterus; also, the urine is very offensive. Thuja Occidentlis is a natural homeopathic remedy for patients of fibroid who mainly complain of difficulty in emptying the whole bladder at one time and have to urinate five to six times for attaining a satisfactorily empty bladder.
Homeopathic medicines Cinchona Officinalis and Ferrum Phosphoricum for treating Anemia in fibroid patients:
Both Cinchona Officinalis and Ferrum Phoshphoricum are excellent natural Homeopathic medicines that help in improving the Haemoglobin count in patients of fibroid who have become excessively anemic due to extreme blood loss during menses.
Uterine Fibroids Homeopathic Treatment
Fibroids are not in any way associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer, and tend to shrink after the menopausal period sets in in a woman. This is due to a drop in the reproductive hormone level in the woman at this stage. Homeopathic remedies are natural and completely safe, with no side effects. They work by balancing the hormone level in the body and shrinking the fibroids. The length of treatment varies from woman to woman and essentially depends on the size and number of fibroids. Homeopathy, being a holistic treatment method, not only aids the treatment of the discomforts caused by uterine fibroids but also has a positive effect on the overall health of the woman.