Womb Healing: How your fibroids can make you a better person
In 2015 I was diagnosed with two fibroids and two ovarian cysts. I’ll never forget the cold and sterile delivery of the physician, how quickly the words “cancer” and “surgery” where thrown around so casually. I’ll never forget the sense of failure and devastation upon hearing the news. I mean come on, I’m a holistic health practitioner! I eat organic, drink kombucha, put chlorophyll in my water, do yoga. I do all the things that qualify a person as “healthy”. It was obvious I wasn’t as healthy as I claimed to be. There were some deep-rooted imbalances and traumas that needed to be addressed. All I could think of was that I was 38 years old and desired to have a child within the year. It was no longer just about me. Once the mourning phase came to an end, a plan was put into action.
Three weeks after my diagnose I immediately shifted my lifestyle. I became vegan while integrating herbs, hydrotherapy, womb yoga, meditation, flower essences, essential oils and a spiritual practice that resonated with me. I began to speak to my womb and gave her a voice through journaling. Through the journaling, I addressed being molested as a 2-year-old, the incest during my childhood, all the unhealthy relationships, and dysfunctional sexual behavior I engaged in during my 20’s. I addressed the depression and various suicide attempts. I even faced and forgave myself for all the excessive recreational drugs used to numb out my emotions. It was challenging to revisit all the pain, shame, and sadness from those times in my life but I knew that in order for my body to heal I needed to release these traumas.
It became clear that healing my fibroids was going to take more than just diet and yoga.
Within a year my fibroids shrunk 1 cm. I went from having a 14-day menstrual cycle to a 3-day menstrual cycle; blood clots to no blood clots; from having excruciating menstrual cramps to no cramps at all.
After a year of diligence, I got comfortable, lazy, and fell out of my routine. Within a few months, all of my symptoms returned. This was my personal experience that a holistic lifestyle can heal fibroids. After licking my wounds and forgiving myself for falling off the path, I’m back in the saddle and have stepped up my womb game. This time around I’m sharing my journey to inspire other women to heal their fibroids naturally.
I’m going, to be honest, a holistic lifestyle takes work, diligence, and self-discipline. For these reasons, most women do not commit and therefore never experience any results with healing fibroids permanently. We’ve been conditioned to take the easy route with medication and surgery. Keep in mind that surgery and medication only address the symptoms and not the root of the issues. Case in point up to 33 percent of women who had a myomectomy will need a repeat procedure because their fibroids eventually grow back. This goes to show that in order to really get to the root of the issue you must heal the body holistically.
What do I mean holistically? I’m referring to addressing your body from a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual perspective. In this case, we are focusing primarily on the uterus which is also known as the “womb”.
Diet is the most obvious way to take care of our womb. A plant-based diet is a way to use food as medicine. Processed food, dairy, alcohol, coffee, red meat, and pork are huge contributors to fibroids. If you have a body type that requires consuming meat then its imperative to make sure the meat is hormone free.
Herbs are another natural way to heal the womb. They can be ingested as a tea, add to a bath or v-steam. Suggested herbs for fibroids are red raspberry, dandelion, and chaste berry.
Mental and Emotional Clearing
Part of what causes disease in the body is unreleased negative emotions and thoughts. Often times we “stuff” our emotions with food, overworking, or we numb out by excessive alcohol consumption and/or various vices. Often we do not pay attention to our bodies until it breaks down in some way or another. As women, our “womb” represent everything about us. Our womb not only births babies but our dreams and aspirations. Our womb also remembers all the things we choose to ignore. Our womb remembers every heartbreak, every toxic thought, every toxic food we consumed. When we allow the logical mind to step aside and tap into our intuition then we can hear what our womb is trying to tell us. When you sit down and write it out this allows all the negative emotions and thoughts to be released and from there healing can take place.
In yoga, there’s a concept called “Chakras”. These are energetic wheels along the body. We have 7 main chakras that start at the base of the spine all the way to the crown of the head. Each chakra correlates to an organ, color, tone, and energetic frequency. The second chakra is called the “hara” chakra and is located below the navel. This chakra correlated to the reproductive system. This is known as the sexual and creative charka. Its correlated color is orange, the tone is “VAM”. If this chakra is closed down due to poor eating, toxic thoughts or negative emotions then its difficult to create.
One way to balance out this charka is by wearing orange or you can simply image the wheel of this chakra spinning in a clockwise motion. You can also apply citrus essential oils on this area.
Of course, the most obvious way to heal your womb spiritually is through prayer and meditation. You must find spiritual practices that resonate with your soul as opposed to what family or society says what’s best.
These are just a few of many suggested holistic self-care practices try out. The trick is to do them consistently in order to experience any results. When you commit, your body, mind, and soul began to heal at such a profound level you will come out on the other end of this journey a much more evolved person.
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