Acupuncture for Cysts
In Chinese medicine we view a cyst as a collection of stagnant fluid and blood. While usually not a life-threatening situation, it is nonetheless viewed as a disruption in the body’s healthy processes. Women who have cysts have a hormone imbalance and are not ovulating optimally. Acupuncture helps to bring balance to the endocrine system and hormones and can directly affect ovulation. There are many acupuncture techniques to help improve blood flow to the reproductive organs and optimize ovulation.
Ovarian cysts are considered to be a product of three factors: phlegm, dampness, and blood stasis.
Acupuncture can be quite effective for cysts. What the acupuncturist might do is surround the cyst with needles, and may apply electrostim to the needles. This in addition to using points to alleviate dampness and blood stasis.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINES FOR CYSTS & FIBROID TUMORS
Acupuncture Points for Fibroids
Zhong Ji • Conception Vessel 3 Central Pole. Front Mu Point of the Bladder
Location: In the pubic region, on the anterior midline, 1 cun superior to the upper border of the symphysis pubis.
Shi Men • Conception Vessel 5 Stone Gate. Front Mu Point of the Triple Energizer that connects with Back Shu BL22.
Location: On the lower abdomen, on the anterior midline, 2 cun inferior to the umbilicus
Yin Ling Quan • Spleen 9 Yin Mound Spring. He Sea Point on the Spleen Channel.
Location: On the medial leg in the depression between the posterior border of the tibia and gastrocnemius muscle.
Gui Lai • Stomach 29 Return.
Location: On the lower abdomen, 1 cun above the pubic symphysis and 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline, at the level of CV 3.