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Fibroids can be the consequence of several so-called “patterns of disharmony” in Chinese Medicine.
Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted, leading to symptoms or signs that something is wrong (like fibroids here). It is similar to the concept of disease in Western Medicine but not quite: a Western disease can often be explained by several Chinese patterns and vice-versa.
A pattern often manifests itself in a combination of symptoms that, at first glance, do not seem necessarily related to each others. For instance here fibroids is often associated with irregular menstruation, painful period and lochia retention in the pattern “Blood Stagnation and Phlegm in the Uterus”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of fibroids we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine fibroids is a symptom for the pattern "Blood Stagnation and Phlegm in the Uterus". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
Blood Stagnation and Phlegm in the Uterus is often treated with Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan, a herbal formula made of 5 herbs (including Cinnamon Twigs - Gui Zhi - as a key herb). Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan belongs to the category of "formulas that invigorate blood and dispel blood stagnation", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Promotes Blood and lymphatic circulation, thus eleminates Blood Stagnation".
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 5 herbs
Key actions: Promotes Blood and lymphatic circulation, thus eleminates Blood Stagnation. Softens and resolves hard lumps such as cysts and fibroids.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Blood Stagnation and Phlegm in the Uterus' of which fibroids is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Encourages urination and drains Dampness. Tonic to the Spleen/Stomach. Assists the Heart and calms the Spirit.
Its main actions are: Adjusts the nutritive Ying and defensive Wei Qi. Relieves the Exterior through sweating. Warms and disperses Cold. Removes obstruction of Yang. Promotes the circulation of Yang Qi in the chest. Regulates and moves blood.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat fibroids as can be seen on Flying Squirrel Faeces's page.
Its main actions are: Disperses congealed Blood in the lower abdomen and uterus and relieves pain. Promotes childhood nutrition with Cold Stagnation and focal abdominal swelling.