Fibroids according to Chinese Medicine

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Five herbal formulas that might help with fibroids

Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan

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.

Why might Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan help with fibroids?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Blood Stagnation and Phlegm in the Uterus' of which fibroids and cysts in the lower abdomen is a symptom.

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Tao He Cheng Qi Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 5 herbs

Key actions: Dispels Heat and. Eliminates Blood Stagnation.

Why might Tao He Cheng Qi Tang help with fibroids?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner' of which leiomyoma is a symptom.

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Wen Jing Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 12 herbs

Key actions: Warms the Uterus and vessels. Nourishes Blood. Dispels Cold. Dispels Blood Stagnation.

Why might Wen Jing Tang help with fibroids?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Full Cold in the Directing and Penetraing Vessels' of which leiomyoma is a symptom.

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Xiao Yao San

Source date: 1107 AD

Number of ingredients: 6 herbs

Key actions: Harmonizes the function of Liver and Spleen. Relieves Liver Qi stagnation. Nourishes the Blood.

Why might Xiao Yao San help with fibroids?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Blood Deficiency with disharmony of Liver and Spleen' of which uterine fibroids is a symptom.

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Di Dang Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 4 herbs

Key actions: Breaks up and dispels Blood Stagnation .

Why might Di Dang Tang help with fibroids?

Di Dang Tang has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of leiomyoma

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Why might Poria-Cocos Mushroom (Fu Ling) help with fibroids?

Because it is a key herb in Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern '' (a pattern with fibroids as a symptom)

Poria-Cocos Mushrooms is a Neutral herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Heart, the Kidney, the Lung and the Spleen.

Its main actions are: Encourages urination and drains Dampness. Tonic to the Spleen/Stomach. Assists the Heart and calms the Spirit.

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Why might Cinnamon Twig (Gui Zhi) help with fibroids?

Because it is a key herb in Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern '' (a pattern with fibroids as a symptom)

Cinnamon Twigs is a Warm herb that tastes Pungent and Sweet. It targets the Heart, the Lung and the Spleen.

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.

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Why might Leech (Shui Zhi) help with fibroids?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat fibroids as can be seen on Leech's page.

Leeches is a Neutral herb that tastes Bitter and Salty. It targets the Bladder and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Breaks up Stagnant Blood, immobile masses, tumors and Congealed Blood caused by injuries. Promotes menstruation that is caused by Blood Stagnation.

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