Fibroid tumors or fibroids are abnormal, primarily non-cancerous growths that develop on or in a woman’s uterus. Women between ages 30-50 are most likely to develop fibroids, but so are obese or overweight women. About 70-80% of women experience fibroids by age 50. Fibroids can be small, or can grow to be the size of a melon. The four types of fibroids are:
- Intramural: These grow in the wall of the uterus and are the most common.
- Subserosal Fibroids: Located on the outside wall of the uterus, these can develop into pedunculated fibroids (stalks).
- Submucosal Fibroids: These occur in the muscle beneath the lining of the uterus wall.
- Cervical Fibroids: These occur in the cervix.
Women can also develop cervical cysts and tumors, but they are very rare.
What Are Fibroid Tumors?
Nobody is immune to fibroids; however, they are most commonly found in African-American females, followed by Caucasian and Hispanic/Latino females. A tumor is a swelling or enlargement occurring in inflammatory conditions; a new growth of tissue characterized by progressive, uncontrolled proliferation of cells. The tumor may be localized or invasive, benign or malignant. A tumor may be named for its location, for its cellular makeup, or for the person who first identified it.
A fibroid tumor is almost like an internal trash bag that holds accumulated waste (scarred tissue, pus/mucus, and other junk) trapped in the female body due to blockage of the other major eliminative channels, including the uterus. The fact that fibroid tumors and cysts develop in areas of the female sexual reproductive system denotes an imbalance of the female sexual reproductive system.
What is a Cyst?
A cyst is a closed sac, lined with epithelium and containing fluid or semisolid material, which is in or under the skin. They contain pus, mucus, and other toxic waste fluid, which is usually from what is eaten; this is typically due to eating unhealthy meat and dairy products.
Causes of Uterine, Ovarian, and Cervical Fibroid Tumors and Cysts:
Doctors are not sure of the exact cause of fibroids or cysts, but the belief is that multiple factors contribute to their development. A woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels are high during childbearing years. Fibroids or cysts can swell or develop if estrogen levels are high, for example, during pregnancy. Fibroids may shrink and estrogen levels will fall during menopause, which is why women in menopause may not experience any symptoms. Common causes are:
- Hormonal changes (estrogen and progesterone can cause the development of Fibroids)
- Genetics (if a woman’s mother, sister, or aunt has a history of the condition, the woman is more likely to develop Fibroids)
- Birth Control
Healing Uterine, Ovarian, and Cervical Fibroid Tumors and Cysts Naturally
Disease can sometimes stem from thought, and so does healing. If you change your thoughts and release all negative and toxic energy from your body, you can use positive energy to promote optimal health and healing.
If you suffer from fibroid cysts and/or tumors, try to eat a diet that only consists of plant-based foods. Remember, the greatest dietary contributors to tumors and cysts in the female reproductive system are meat and dairy. Drink plenty of water daily (distilled and/or alkaline or high pH water are best). You can also drink herbal teas to promote natural healing. Additionally, avoid processed and refined foods, chemicals such as white table sugar, salt, MSG, saccharin, aspartame, and avoid refined grains such as white bread, commercial brand wheat breads, donuts, cakes, bagels, etc.
There are many tumor-dissolving herbs available today for purposes of naturally dissolving cysts and tumors. Some of these include: manjistha, burdock root, goldenseal, chaparral, maitake (mushroom), shiitake (mushroom), rehmannia, yucca, yellow dock rook, and dandelion root.
Certain female-specific essential oils are helpful when trying to heal from fibroids or cysts. These oils include geranium rose, clary sage, pennyroyal (do not inhale, do not use during pregnancy), pink lotus (diabolically expensive), combava, rue (do not inhale, do not use during pregnancy), yarrow, cananga, pink grapefruit, and fennel. These oils should be used in a diffuser and/or added to bath water. Most of them can be inhaled as well, unless stated otherwise.
Crystals and Gemstones
Crystals and gemstones can help when trying to heal female reproductive diseases or disorders include. These stones can include rose quartz, moonstone, jade (except for green jade), carnelian, malachite, ammonite (prehistoric shell), and tiger’s eye. These stones can be used for a grid during chakra balancing or meditation purposes, or you can hold in the pocket or somewhere close to the body, and/or used for elixir purposes.
Try to avoid strenuous exercises such as weightlifting, running and jogging (especially on asphalt), or intense road bicycling. It is more beneficial to take part in non-strenuous exercises like stretching, tai chi, qi gong, pilates, yoga, walking, or water aerobics.