Originally written 2011/06/21
I’ve been experimenting to see if yoga can get rid of fibroids or at least shrink them. Today I decided to do some research to find out if there’s any documentation suggesting yoga can help shrink fibroids. I found articles in which the authors claim that yoga, combined with diet and lifestyle changes, can help reduce the size of uterine fibroids. On the other hand I also found articles disputing the claim that yoga can affect the size of your fibroids.
From my experience so far, it seems to me that certain types of yoga exercises might help to tone and tighten the abdominal muscles which in turn can make the effect of large fibroids less pronounced. I have very large fibroids. My last visit to the doctor they said my uterus was almost that of a woman in her 9th month of pregnancy; so anything that can help me not look nearly 9 months pregnant will be good.
If nothing else, yoga is excellent for stress management and stress has been identified as a possible cause of fibroid growth. It can be assumed that yoga has the potential to prevent fibroids from growing larger. Possibly yoga in combination with other fibroid remedies might help shrink your fibroids. I am on a mission to find out and will share anything I find that actually helps to shrink my fibroids.
So far the yoga is helping to make my stomach tighter and more toned which makes it appear to protrude less, but I don’t think the fibroids have actually shrunken. I think I’m just managing to get rid of the excess fat I was carrying around in addition to the fibroids.
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