Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

   Home      Uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are known by many names including uterine myoma, leioma, fibroma, fibromyoma, or hysteromyoma. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that are made up of the muscle and connective tissue from the wall of the uterus. Fibroids may grow as a single nodule or in clusters and may range in size from 1 mm to more than 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), uterine fibroids affect at least 25% of women. Though many women with fibroids do not experience obvious symptoms, others suffer from excessive menstrual bleeding, painful periods, bleeding between periods, pelvic pain or fullness, pain during intercourse, and frequent urination. Aside from the above symptoms of inconvenience and discomfort, fibroids can also interfere with fertility and are the leading cause of hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) in the United States. Conventional medicine suggests surgery and hormone therapy for reducing fibroid masses that develop in the uterus.
An alternative to hormone therapy or surgery, traditional Chinese medicine offers safe options for reducing fibroid masses in the uterus. Traditional Chinese medicine treats fibroids as a symptom of energetic imbalance, just as it treats other medical complaints. A TCM practitioner will determine the underlying cause of the disease through careful evaluation of your present symptoms as well as a head-to-toe assessment of all the body's functions. Fibroids are diagnosed in three ways under traditional Chinese medicine:
  • Yin Deficiency Fire
  • Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen Qi Deficiency
  • Qi and Blood Stagnation
Based on the diagnoses of the disease Chinese medicine prescribes three totally different approaches to providing effective treatment of fibroid masses. The prescribed treatment is based on the individual patient’s symptoms and signs. Unlike the potentially dangerous forms of treatment that carry risks of developing side effects, Chinese medicine are totally safe to use and free of any side effects. The ancient practice of using Chinese medicine is experiencing new found glory in modern times.
If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact us.

Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA