The term pelvic inflammatory disease, abbreviated as PID, is used to describe all kinds of inflammations or infections that occur along the female genital tract such as the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, cervix, uterus and pelvic tissues. The inflammation and swelling usually cause the uterus and other reproductive organs to be scarred, which often results to infertility.
Pregnancy is an incredible journey that comes with a few bumps (pun intended) at every stage. Though some women experience a smooth sailing, a great number suffer from a range of ailments from as simple as nausea to complications like pre-eclampsia or depression. In addition to the prodding and raging hormones, the aches and pains associated with this period can […]
Endometriosis, also called “endo,” is a condition where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus and forms tumor-like nodules. Endometrium is the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb, but in endometriosis it is often located on the ovary or on the pelvic peritoneum–even on the bowels or umbilicus. These pieces of tissue outside the uterus bleed each month when […]
Lately, whenever my friends and I get together, there is always one, but usually more than one, who has been put on an additional supplement by their doctor. Some of my friends are taking up to six different supplements a day – in addition to prescribed medications to keep illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure in check. I’ve […]
According to the National Institute of Health, Uterine Fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, affect 70-80% of women by age 50 and account for more than 200,000 hysterectomies per year. They are benign, non-cancerous, growths in or on the wall of the uterus, usually occurring in women ages 35-45. The symptoms of fibroids range from no symptoms to debilitating abdominal […]
Treat uterine fibroids naturally with nutrition and diet! Fibroids are much more common than you might think. About 30% of women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are living with fibroids, it is estimated that about 50% of women experience them in their lifetime. Although the cause of the actual formation of the fibroid is unknown, the role of hormone […]
Uterine fibroids, also referred to as fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas are solid, non cancerous muscle tissue growths found in the uterus. So prevalent is the condition among women over forty years of age that fibroids may well be considered an ordinary irregularity. Up to 50% of all women aged forty and over will be affected by the condition. While about […]
Consistent research results show that acupuncture and herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are effective treatment for endometriosis. Global bodies such as the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the leading medical organizations and publications have increasingly approved acupuncture treatment for myriad physical, emotional and mental conditions, as cited by Cohen & Garcia (2013). Indeed, there’s […]