Fibroids are the cysts seen in uterine muscles. It is a compact mass made up of smooth muscles and dense fibrous tissues. Ayurveda treatment for uterine fibroids helps to dissolve cysts with proper panchakarma treatments & medications along with diet & exercise.
Excessive intake of non-vegetarian diet, excessive consumption of sweet, oily and spicy food, lack of exercise, disturbed routine in sleep and meal timings, and Excessive stress.
When we adopt the causative factors, due to similar quality, Kapha (one of the body factors) increases in the body, and it weakens the power of pitta (body factor) just like water diminishes the intensity of the fire. When the excessive Kapha goes to the reproductive system, it accelerates the excessive production of smooth muscle tissues. The quality of smooth muscle will not be good, as it is produced from vitiated Kapha. Increased Kapha slows down egg production and decreased pitta fails to rupture the egg on time. Because of that, the cyst starts to develop inside the uterus and they are known as fibroids.
Heavy bleeding, blood clots during periods, dull and continuous pain in the back region, irregular periods, spotting in between two periods, swelling of the lower abdomen, heaviness in the lower abdomen, difficulty in passing urine, and infertility. Based on the vitiated factors, the symptoms will differ.
Fibroids are not cancerous tumours, that appear in the uterus. PCOD is also not cancerous tumours, that occur in one or both ovaries. Endometriosis is when tissues grow abnormally around the uterus, creating cysts in the ovaries.
How to identify?
Pelvic examination, Ultrasound, MRI, X-ray, and CT scan based on the doctor’s advice.
Ayurvedic treatment focuses on the correction of vitiated factors i.e., Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Due to causative factors, the vitiated factors start accumulating in the channels. Thus, blocks the pathway and causes fibroids. Panchakarma (detoxification) procedures like Vamana (Medicated emesis), Virechana (Medicated purgation) and Basti (Medicated enema) help to cleanse the channels and to detoxify the whole body. Once the body is detoxified, one can start the medicine which helps to support the normal functioning of the uterus.
Diet and Lifestyle for Uterine Fibroids
Along with medicines and treatment diet and lifestyle change also plays an important role. Diet and lifestyle changes help to improve the symptoms.
Diet for Uterine Fibroids
Grains like barley, millets, oats, rice, wheat, amaranth
Vegetables like beans, cauliflower, cabbage, and all kinds of greens, carrots, cucumber etc.
Fruits like pineapple, apples, pomegranates, figs, and cherries.
Ghee in small quantities.
If there is heavy bleeding, then go for Vitamin C rich foods.
Walking for at least 30 minutes, stretching exercises etc. can be helpful.
Yoga practice –
Various yoga postures can help to clear the blockage from this energy path. Some of the yoga postures that may help areSuptabaddhakonasana, setu bandha Sarvangasana and Suptavirasana.
20 minutes of Anuloma and villoma pranayama daily helps to reduce stress.
Along with treatment, medicines following a healthy diet and a regular lifestyle, yoga practice help to eradicate the root cause of fibroids and keep away the reoccurrence of symptoms in future.