Holistic Remedies: Treating Fibroids A New Way

In a recent government-sponsored research, Fibroids are said to occur three times as likely in African American women than in any other race of woman in the United States. So why aren’t we talking about it more? The overwhelming prevalence of the benign, non-cancerous growths are growing at a rapid rate in the African American community, to which has left women with little to no information on the options of relief in a timely manner. Surgery seems to have always been the push as a solution, but this story gives hope for natural healing enthusiasts.

Joy Palevsky had fibroids in her uterus so large she looked five months pregnant, and her gynecologist was urging her to get the standard treatment for the condition: a hysterectomy.

However, the New York City woman didn’t want something that drastic, so she tried holistic medicine instead.

Today, Palevsky’s symptoms are gone, and she is a convert to a treatment that many in modern medicine might find strange.

A Healing Natural Combination

Dr. Allan Warshowsky, director of the women’s program at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York City and author of Healing Fibroids, uses a combination of supplements, nutrition and spiritual techniques to shrink the noncancerous tumors and circumvent the need for invasive procedures.

“A great many women come to me already scheduled for surgery,” Warshowsky says. “I’d say of all those scheduled, more than three-quarters never have uteruses removed.”

At the heart of Warshowsky’s philosophy is the theory of “estrogen dominance” – that too much estrogen in relation to progesterone is responsible for the fibroids.