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Female, Uterus

Uterus Support Remedy

This Remedy includes support for the Uterus, Cervix and Vagina. The uterus lies in the pelvic cavity behind the bladder and in front of the bowel. It is about 3 1/2 inches long prior to conception and weighs just under 3 ounces. The uterus, also known as the womb, has a few main functions, the ability to make and grow a baby, and the menstrual cycle. Three layers make up the wall of the uterus. The outer wall is the serosa which contains fibers to support the organ. Next is the myometrium. Estrogen and progesterone regulate how this layer contracts during a woman's period to force the inner-most layer, the endometrium, to be expelled in a bloody discharge through the vagina.

Estrogen causes the growth or proliferation of the endometrium during the first 2 weeks of the menstrual cycle. After ovulation, the ovary produces progesterone. This hormone causes the endometrial glands to secrete nutritive substances required by the embryo and to allow it to implant into the endometrial lining. If fertilization and implantation do not occur, the progesterone falls and the endometrial lining is sloughed off - resulting in menstrual bleeding. If fertilization and implantation do occur, then the ovary continues producing progesterone and the endometrium remains intact to support embryo development and pregnancy. If an embryo is not implanted, a new endometrium layer forms and thickens so that if the woman conceives a child, it can receive the fertilized egg which must implant in the endometrium to survive.

Pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants successfully into the endometrial lining. The fertilized egg, called the "zygote," is nourished in the uterus and allowed to develop until birth. During pregnancy, the uterus stretches from three to four inches in length to a size which will accommodate a growing baby. During this time, muscular walls increase from two to three ounces to about two pounds and these powerful muscles release the baby through the birth canal with great force. The womb shrinks back to half its pregnant weight before a baby is a week old. By the time the baby is a month old, the uterus may be as small as when the egg first entered.

The uterus of a pregnant woman grows to contain more than just the developing baby, which is called the fetus. It also holds the amniotic fluid, in which the baby swims and is cushioned, as well as the umbilical cord through which the baby receives nutrition and excretes waste products. The umbilical cord connects the baby to the mother through the placenta, which is attached to the wall of the uterus.

The cervix is the lower third portion of the uterus which forms the neck of the uterus and opens into the vagina which is also called the endocervical canal. The narrow opening of the cervix is called the os. The cervical os allows menstrual blood to flow out from the vagina during menstruation. During pregnancy the cervical os closes to help keep the fetus in the uterus until birth. Another important function of the cervix occurs during labor when the cervix dilates, or widens, up to 10 cm to allow the passage of the fetus from the uterus to the vagina.

Fun Facts

  • During pregnancy a uterus can expand by about 500 times.
  • Sadly, over 600,000 hysterectomies each year are performed in the United States, making it the second most common surgical procedure for women.

Health Conditions

  • Pre Menstrual Syndrom is a hormone imbalance characterized by irritability, tension and unhappiness.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman's pelvic organs including the uterus (womb), Fallopian tubes (tubes), ovaries, and cervix. It is generally caused by Gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
  • Endometriosis occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other areas of the body.
  • Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus.
  • Prolapse of the uterus occurs when weakened supporting structures allow the uterus to tilt and slip downward into the vagina.
  • Irregular Cells are often an issue and it is usually caused by one of the herpes or papilloma (wart) viruses. We have detox remedies for both of those.
  • The Uterus is also susceptible to all the various STD's.

Suggestions To Strengthen

  • Yoga, especially inverted poses like downward dog, and partial or full headstands help the uterus go back into the proper position allowing for good circulation.
  • Eating healthy fats (avocado, raw nuts, primrose oil, etc).
  • Castor Oil packs (external use) to relieve pain and detox uterine diseases.
  • The emotion of the uterus is love, more specifically the interaction of love. This is not sexual per se, but how fulfilled a person perceives their life to be in terms of giving and receiving love.

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