Are there alternative treatments for uterine fibroids?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There's no evidence that alternative treatments for uterine fibroids are effective. However, some women find certain methods helpful for reducing symptoms. Stress management techniques such as acupuncture, yoga, and meditation may help some women deal with uterine fibroids. Others claim that taking herbal supplements or vitamins may be beneficial for treating symptoms of uterine fibroids. However, it's important to talk with your doctor before taking any supplements to make sure they're safe.

Rafael J. Perez, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Alternative treatments for uterine fibroids include life style and diet modification. Eating a balanced diet with activities that involve stress relief. These modifications can help in balancing out the estrogen and progesterone levels.  

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