The EclecticPhysician

The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.

Breast lumps-

Any lump found in your breasts should be evaluated by your health care provider. Most breasts lumps are benign, some are fluid filled cysts, while other are solid masses, called fibroadenomas. Some breast lumps can be cancerous. Examination, aspiration of the fluid from a cyst, mammogram and ultrasound can determine the nature of the lump. If a breast lump is cancerous, the sooner it is diagnosed and treated the better the outcome.

Breast cysts are related to several things. First, hormonal imbalance, second, excess stress, thirdly, poor circulation and fourth, poor elimination. Natural treatment addresses these related problems to help reduce the formation of cysts. A whole foods diet with elimination of meat and dairy foods containing estrogen, the elimination of caffeine and all methyoxanthine containing compounds including colas and chocolate, supplements of vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin E, and stress reduction techniques will all help.

To correct hormonal imbalance-
Vitex-
helps to normalize hormonal production and ovulation through its effects on the pituitary gland
Dosage- Liquid extract- 1/2 teaspoon each morning
Dry herb in capsules- 500 mg each morning
Standardized extract-225 milligrams of an extract standardized for 0.5 percent agnusides

To improve elimination-
Dandelion-
a very good nutritive herb with high levels of vitamins and minerals. Dandelion improves liver function, helping to metabolize hormones.
Dosage-Liquid extract- 1 teaspoon three times a day
Dry herb in capsules- 1000 mg three times a day

Other herbs- Milk Thistle, Burdock, Artichoke, Yellow Dock, Goldenseal

To improve circulation-
Prickly ash-
Stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
Liquid extract- 1/2 teaspoon three times a day
Dried herb in capsules- 500 mg three times a day

Other herbs-Ocotillo, Cayenne, Ginger,Witch Hazel

* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate. It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

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