Siddha Medicine For Uterine Fibroids.
In Siddha Medicine Uterine fibroids or Fibro myoma or uterine leiomyoma, myoma, fibromyoma, fibroleiomyoma comes under the name of கெர்ப்ப ரோகம் (i.e diseases which prevents pregnancy).
In siddha Medicine Uterine fibroid is called as கெர்ப்ப விப்புருத்தி Keruppa Vippuruthi, கருப்பை சதை கட்டிகள் karuppai Sathai kattigal, நார்த்தசை கட்டிகள் Naarthasai Kattigal, கர்ப்பப்பை நீர்கட்டிகள் karpa pai or karupai neer kattigal, சினைப்பை நீர்கட்டி.
Siddha system of medicine has a separate branch dealing with female reproductive system and pregnancy, postpartum period . In allopathy, it all comes under the umbrella term gynecology and obstetrics. But in siddha it is further divide into three areas,
சூல் மருத்துவம் Sool Maruthuvam
A branch of siddha medicine dealing with female reproductive system. As சூலகம் means ovary, the study of it is named as சூல் மருத்துவம்.
மகபேறு மருத்துவம் Magaperu Maruthuvam
A branch of siddha medicine deals with care of women before, during, and after they give birth to children.
குழந்தை மருத்துவம் / பால சிகிச்சை Kulanthai Maruthuvam or Baala Sigitchai
A branch of siddha medicine deals with the health and care of infants.
So, uterine fibroids comes under the sool maruthuvam, where the causes, symptoms , treatments, medications and preventive methods are well discussed in siddha Medicine System.
What is uterine fibroids in Siddha?
Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyoma, myoma, fibromyoma, fibroleiomyoma, are benign i.e non cancerous, tumors of the uterus (கருப்பை).
Fibroids occurs only women of childbearing age i.e after attaining puberty. Rarely it occurs in women before their puberty. They are most of the time asymptomatic.
The size of fibroids in between the muscles of uterus can range from small peanut to the size of uterus itself.
Following are the general reasons for the causes of uterine fibroids,
Genetic factor – family history.
High blood pressure (hypertension).
Hormonal problems like high secretion of estrogen.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibriods:
Siddhar Yugi Muni in his Siddha Medical Literature “YUGI MUNI VAITHIYA KAAVIYAM” has extensively described about the symptoms, treatment and cure for fibroids in siddha medicine without need for surgical intervention.
திரண்டுபுழுக்கை உருண்டு விழும்
தீராசீழும் பரிந்து விழும்
வரண்டேஉடலும் வற்றி வரும்
மயக்கல் மிகுந்து தாதுகெடும்
திரண்ட தனத்தின் மடந்தையர்க்கு
தீரா கெர்ப்ப விப்புருதி
உருண்டு புழுக்கை உள்மூலம்
உளையும் கெர்ப்ப ரோகம் இதே
பொருமும் திரளும் கீழ்வயிறும்
புண்போல் உதரம் மிகநொந்து
உருவக் குத்திக் குடைந்தெங்கும்
வெருவக் குத்திச் சீழ்கட்டி
வெடிப்பபுண் பற்றி மிகஓடும்
திருவைப் பொருந்தும் மேனியர்க்குச்
செப்பும் கெருப்ப ரோகம்மிதே.
–யூகிமுனி வைத்திய காவியம் 312-13
Explanation: Symptoms Of Uterine Fibroids.
The stool or feces in the colon will get drier and hard due to constipation and rectal pain because of constipation.
Heavier than normal bleeding during periods and emaciation of the body.
Anemia, due to heavy blood loss.
Here உள்மூலம் refers to growth of lump inside uterus, which rolls with blood clots to form fibroids.
Pressure on the bowel leading to bloating(பொருமும்) and constipation(திரளும்).
Enlargement of abdomen(கீழ்வயிறு).
Ulceration of uterus(புண்).
Pain in the pelvic region due to pressure.
Pain during intercourse.
Frequent urge to urinate because of pressure inside bladder.
Vippuruthi means formation of lump or polyps of any type of tissue. Karppa Vippuruthi means growth of lump inside uterus, nothing but uterine fibroids.
Fibroids and recurrent miscarriage
A fibroid that bulges into the uterine cavity may lead to recurrent miscarriage. The embryo may not be able to implant into the uterine cavity and this may result in a miscarriage.
If all other causes of miscarriage are ruled out, removing the sub mucous fibroid may result in a successful pregnancy.
Tips to prevent Fibroids:
Fats – moderate consumption is the key.
There is relationship between diet and developing fibroids. Consumption of high fat food items causes hormonal chaos inside the body. This disorder is the main reason for fibroid formation.
Good fats are essential for normal functioning of the body. Beyond moderate consumption, cutting down on fats is a healthy decision.
Limit the intake of foods high in saturated fat like Red meat, beef chicken etc and trans fat in processed foods like biscuits, cakes, pastries, pies, processed meats, commercial burgers, pizza, fried food, potato chips, crisps and other savory snacks.
Look out for poison in your plate.
To increase the productivity of milk, growth hormone shots are given daily to cattle’s. So the milk is nothing but chaotic hormones of cow. In the same way animals are fed inhumanly faster for their meat value.
So look out for these dangers. Take meat from grass fed cows and free ranged chickens. So, avoid Growth hormone induced animal Foods.
Healthy Life is in Healthy mind, or stress and hormonal imbalance.
Chronic stress has been linked to hormonal imbalances. Toxic emotions like negative thoughts, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness can really upset body’s hormone and immune system. So identify thoughts and emotions that leads to stress and root it out.
Like placebo effect, where heal inducing thoughts can really influence the curing of disease, Nocebo effect can render damage on body.
Cultivate habits like reading,writing, gardening which can promote positive thinking in life and these DE-stressing techniques can actually shrink fibroids.
Shed some weights to gain more.
Excess fat convert androgens (male hormones made by the ovary and the adrenal gland) into estrogens within the fibroid cells. If overweight or obese, follow a schedule to shed some weights to stay fit. Release yourself from sedentary lifestyle. Or at least take a break.
Take up few simple simple yoga moves for daily chores.practicing suryanamaskar few reps alone can bring changes gradually.
Take greens to stay fresh.
Eat a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables, especially raw fruits and vegetables for their fiber content. Incorporate lentils like green mung dal (pachai payaru), horse gram (kollu), varagu, thinai etc and sprouts into your diet to diminish estrogen levels and thwart fibroid growth.