Uterine fibroids or leiomyomas are among the most common benign tumours found in females. As many as 40 to 75% of women, in particular if they are over 30, have uterine fibroids, including asymptomatic patients.
Traditional medicine, aside from surgery, has little to offer women with these gynecological issues and the methods used are often associated with extensive side effects.
A study in Germany has shown scientifically and in a statistically significant manner that comprehensive osteopathic treatment, including normalization of the uterus, influences fibroids and their symptoms. The study in fact confirmed, via an ultrasound examination, that following the osteopathic treatments, the fibroids grew at a slower rate or even decreased in size and that the patients’ symptoms improved.
We have found that the sooner these patients are treated by an osteopath, the better the results. Often, the patients complain of musculoskeletal discomfort, such as lower back pain and sciatica. These symptoms are quickly relieved by the osteopathic treatment of the fibroid.
The possibility of treating fibroids with osteopathy should not be underestimated. Fibroids often play an important role in pathological chains and this link generally responds well to osteopathic treatment. In our practice, we need to learn to give fibroids the same importance that they occupy in the health of the women who turn to us for assistance.
Hello, I am wondering if uterine fibroids are potentially involved with fertility issues in women? I am a forth year student at the Vancouver College Osteopathy CSO. I am starting to look for existing research on fertility and osteopathy. If you have any knowledge , or can suggest a direction for me to go to further my studies, I would be very grateful.
I’d love to know if you have had any findings in the relationship between fibroids and infertility.
I’ve been trying to conceive for a year and just recently got diagnosed with uterine fibroids, 4x 5cm and 1 of 1cm. I’ve been having painful lower back pain in relations to that. I’ve tried physio, chiropractic and acupuncture to relieve the pain but hasn’t worked.
I’m originally from Montréal but living in New Zealand for the past 3 years.
Any findings would be helpful, I have a first osteopath appointment tomorrow.
Hi, What is the title of the study, who are the authors? Thank you 🙂