As I began trying to heal myself, the first thing I decided to start with was my diet. I ate fairly healthy to begin with, so simple tweaks were cutting dairy, wheat, and caffeine, as well as cutting back on red meat. You can read all about good diets in helping to reduce fibroids in Dr. Allan Warshowskys book “Healing Fibroids, A Doctor’s guide to a Natural Cure.” My next thing was to start acupuncture and do it consistently. I went two times a week, and took his herbs that he specifically prescribed for me. A combination that he used for a significant period of time was: Dong qui “female ginseng”, Shao Yao (white peony), Da Zao (jujube fruit), Chuan Xiong (lovage herb), Hong Hua (safflower), Mu Dan Pi (tree peony), Tao Ren (peach seed), Gui Zhi (cinnamon twig) and Xiang Fu(nutgrass.) I highly suggest researching these herbs, as they are very beneficial for all uterine and menstruation issues. Please see a trained professional to have them prescribed, but having the knowledge of what these herbs can do is a huge plus when going to see an alternative healer.
I absolutely loved the acupuncture. It was calming, didn’t hurt at all, and my doctor genuinely cared about me. I have found that having a connection with your doctors is key. If you don’t trust them, how can you expect yourself to heal with someone that you don’t believe in? The first acupuncturist I saw, I definitely didn’t connect with. Not that he wasn’t a good doctor, just not for me. TRUST your intuition, if it doesn’t feel right, move on. Get recommendations from friends, families, neighborhood websites, or Facebook groups where you trust people’s opinions. Ask for help. There are so many people out there that love to help, you just need to ask.
If you are in the Los Angeles area near Koreatown, you have to look up Dr. Brandon Oh. He is a true gem, and genuinely cares for each and every one of his patients. He introduced me to so many different ways of healing, beyond just the acupuncture. I honestly think the world of him and miss his wisdom. However, I carry with me the learning experience and growth as a human being, and that is worth this whole experience and I am forever grateful for his help. He also introduced me to a form of meditation that is called Falun Dafa. If you have never heard of it, check it out here. I started doing this in the mornings from 6am to 8am. I met with a group of people in a park and we did the meditation together for an hour and then the Falun Dafa exercises for an hour. If you go to their website, you can search your area for groups that meet up. The meet ups will be guided by someone that already knows the exercises and will show you how to do it, and it’s free.
I know that sounds like a lot of time, but I made it work. I just had to get up two hours earlier. I was willing to try anything to make myself feel better. Where there is a will, there is a way! I continued with this for about five months. I absolutely loved the meditations and the sense of calm that it brought to my day was well worth getting up a couple extra hours earlier. If you can find a way to incorporate any type of meditation into your day, I highly recommend it. It really begins to change the way you look at things and the way you feel about them. For me, I truly started to see things with more of an optimistic outlook. This seemed to be laying the foundation for my healing…