I really enjoyed reading about this snippet about breast health and found it helpful about assisting lumpy breasts and anyone that has fibroadenoma or fibrocystic breasts. There are some bowen moves that can help with the lymphatic system, hormones and help with the lumpiness too and tenderness of breasts particularly if you have PMS.
Botanicals and Phytotherapy is the oldest method known in our history to treat disorders; I have always had a lot of respect for Mother Nature’s infinite wisdom by providing us with the tools to help us heal the sick. Botanical hormonal normalizers help the body regularize swings and hormone imbalances, enabling a move towards complete removal of the problem. Although no true specifics are known for fibrocystic breast condition, Agnus Castus (vitex) is undoubtedly strongly indicated since it aids in the natural production of one’s own progesterone. Oil of Evening Primrose may also be of great value. We have used the following formula at our clinic for the past few years and have found it to be very beneficial for fibroadenoma:
Echinacea Angustifolia 1:2 30mg
Scutelaria Lateriflora 1:2 30mg
Paeonia Lactiflora 1:2 25mg
Thuja Occidentalis 1:5 15mg total 100mg – To be taken at 5mg 3x per day for 3 months.
When addressing the problem of fibrocystic conditions, several components must be addressed simultaneously to provide effective treatment, for example:
Lymphatics – to promote drainage and vitality of lymph tissue
Diuretics – to alleviate water retention
Anti Spasmodics – provides help with dragging pains
Nerve Relaxants – for problems associated with PMS
Essential Oils – my good friend Dr. Janet Greene MD in Santa Fe New Mexico , who also happens to be a fellow (BCCT) Board Certified Clinical Thermographer, sees many patients with fibrocystic breast disease. In conjunction with other treatments, essential oils are very beneficial to many of her patients. She uses a combination of Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Green Myrtle and a touch of Grapefruit in a base of Jojoba oil. She explains that Frankincense and Sandalwood are anti-tumorals and help create an environment high in oxygen thus making it impossible or difficult for bacteria and viruses to survive. Green Myrtle supports the thyroid, while Lavender is the universally beneficial oil.
Supplementation: Vitamin A taken in high dosages stimulates complete or partial remission of cystic mastitis. Beta Carotene in high doses of 100,000 IU or higher has been shown greatly effective for this condition. One cup of carrot juice or sweet potato contains 20,000 IU of Beta Carotene.
Vitamin E – has provided dramatic results in controlling cystic mastitis, take 600 IU daily of d- alpha tocopherol. Vitamin E-based antioxidants are found in rice bran, palm fruit, barley, and wheat germ.
Iodine – 0.25 mg per day, the best sources come from sea vegetables such as nori, kelp and dulse. Lugol’s Solution as mentioned above will require doctor’s prescription. Studies have suggested that women who are iodine deficient may have a predisposition towards developing breast cysts. The body requires iodine for the production of the thyroid hormone.
Other Beneficial Supplements:
Vitamin C – 500 mg per day
Vitamin B6 – 200 mg per day
Zinc – 15 mg per day (picolinate preferred)
Flaxseed oil – 300 ml per day
Lactobacillus acidophilus – 1 teaspoon 3x a day
Evening primrose oil – 1500 mg twice a day
Coenzyme Q-10 – 150mg per day or more
Flax seed – freshly ground tablespoon twice a day
Lymphatic Drainage – Appropriate use of lymphatic drainage and manual massage therapy has been very beneficial to many of our patients. A properly working lymphatic system is essential in the treatment of breast conditions; gentle manual stimulation is very effective. Finding a lump in the breast could be a terrifying experience for some women; one should always consult with her healthcare practitioner and have the lump examined. Fibrocystic breast disease is a condition that definitely could be managed given the proper approach. Patience and perseverance are key, though there are many options available, become proactive.