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Self-care to reduce or eliminate fibrocystic breasts
*eat a low-fat, high fiber diet including more raw fruits and vegetables, nuts,
and whole grains and dried beans and peas
*avoid alcohol, animal products (meat, butter, dairy products except low-fat
yogurt), oil (except olive oil), fried foods, salt, sugars, tobacco and all white flour products (breads, muffins, cakes,
*take 1,500 mg of primrose oil daily to reduce size of cysts
*eliminate all caffeine from your diet including any of the following that
list caffeine as an ingredient: coffee, tea, drugs, chocolate, and other substances
*include garlic, shiitake mushrooms, and onions in your daily diet; they contain
germanium which help improve oxygenation of tissues
*use poke root or sage herbal poultices to relieve breast tenderness and soreness
*avoid wearing push-up or tight bras; if you must wear a bra, wear sports bras
and never more than 8 hours a day; this will allow the natural cleansing process of your lymphatic system to operate the rest
of the day
*massage your breasts once or twice daily upon rising and retiring to enhance
lymphatic circulation: the right hand circles in a counterclockwise fashion and the left hand in a clockwise motion up and
out around the breast; avoid touching the nipples
This article is for information purposes only. For treatment, consult your
health care practitioner.
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Sources and Resources:
J.F.Balch, M.D. and P.A.Balch, CNC. "Fibrocystic disease of the breast," Prescription
for Nutritional Healing, Avery Publishing, 1997.
Dr. S. T. Chang, "The deer exercise for women," The Complete System of Self-Healing:
Internal Exercises, Tao Publishing, 1991.
Copyright 2006 Carolyn Chambers Clark