Causes of Fibroids According to Psychosomatics

Fibroids are benign, hormonally-dependent tumor-like formations that arise in the muscular layer of the uterus (myometrium) and consist of muscle fibers and connective tissue.

Different types of fibroids are distinguished, depending on the predominant composition of the tumor: if muscle fibers prevail, it is a fibroid; if connective tissues dominate, it is a fibromyoma.

If the tumor consists entirely of connective tissue, it is a fibroma. Characteristic signs of fibroids include: lower abdominal or back pain, increased and prolonged menstrual bleeding, uterine bleeding, and disruption of bladder and rectum functions due to compression.

As the main cause of fibroids, medicine identifies ovarian hormonal function disorders, leading to excessive estrogen production.

Interestingly, gynecology notes that hormonal imbalances often occur in women due to unfulfilled reproductive function (a correlation also indicated by psychosomatics).

Gynecologists classify the following women as at-risk:

  • Women who have not realized their reproductive function by age 30;
  • Women who have had abortions or miscarriages;
  • Women who have experienced traumatic childbirth;
  • Mothers who cannot or do not wish to breastfeed for at least 6 months.

Medically, other causes of fibroids include metabolic disorders, diabetes, liver and pancreas diseases, obesity, hypertension, inflammatory processes in the uterus, early sexual activity, endometrial damage, heredity, constant nervous overload, etc.

Psychosomatics of Fibroids

To understand the psychosomatics of fibroids, it’s necessary to explore the metaphysical significance of the organ where they occur.

According to Louise Hay, the uterus symbolizes the temple of creativity.

Liz Burbo writes that the uterus is the home of the child, hence all problems with this organ should be related to reception, hearth, dwelling, and refuge.

A. Astrogore asserts that the uterus is the concentration of all female strength, absorbing all life’s blows. If a woman vilifies all men, especially the one who brought life to her in the form of a child, with whom she should find joy and maternal love, she accumulates so many vile words that her uterus becomes unviable and needs cleansing or removal.

Following the psychosomatic sequence for fibroids, the chain is: psycho-emotional stress – hormonal imbalance – functional disorders – pathology.

Psychological causes of hormonal disorders include: feelings of inadequacy due to infertility, guilt, resentment, anger at oneself, frustration over unfulfilled potential, disappointment in family life, resentment towards children (adults), sexual dissatisfaction, a desire to control everything, etc.

Not all women experiencing these negative emotions develop fibroids. The occurrence or non-occurrence of the disease under similar psychological conditions is related to individual personality traits. For example, pathology often develops in women characterized by anxiety, dependence, melancholy, impressionability, a focus on children, and perfectionism (striving for perfection in everything), etc.

Psychological Causes of Uterine Fibroids

Louise Hay sees the causes of all female diseases (including fibroids) as a woman’s non-acceptance of herself and rejection of her feminine essence.

Liz Burbo believes fibroids develop in women who want to have a child but are hesitant due to fears.

According to Burbo, the disease often appears in mothers who could not accept their child or were unhappy about their birth.

V. Sinelnikov thinks that fears, grievances, and doubts about one’s purpose underlie fibroids. He writes that the tumor is accumulated grievances against men, constantly replaying past grievances in the mind.

Sinelnikov notes that a woman suffering from fibroids believes she has been continuously attacked in her feminine pride. Such a woman often reproaches herself as a woman and constantly blames men.

Luule Viilma writes that the appearance of fibroids is preceded by uterine edema and the formation of fibroid nodules – which are provoked by stress (syndrome of psycho-emotional tension). Viilma believes that the tumor’s basis is a woman’s excessive emotionality.

She also asserts that the primary psychological cause of fibroids is conflict with men (father, husband, brother, etc.).

Another cause Viilma identifies is resentment towards oneself and strong guilt (resentment due to an unsuccessful marriage, guilt over an abortion, etc.).

Bleeding, in her view, is an expression of anger against those accused of preventing her from being a good mother, whom she considers responsible for her maternal incompetence.

Dr. Viilma also attributes the psychological causes of uterine fibroids to the fear of “not being loved,” guilt towards the mother, excessive involvement in motherhood, and hostile and belligerent thoughts related to motherhood.

O. Torsunov believes that harshness and rudeness in speech and behavior disrupt metabolism and blood supply in the uterus (which can lead to fibroids). Astrogore notes that a benign tumor indicates that the patient is a good and kind person but unable or unwilling to forgive.

Paths to Healing Psychosomatic Fibroids

In choosing healing paths, it’s advisable not to swing from one extreme to another: choosing only spiritual practices while ignoring medicinal drugs, or vice versa, stocking up on medicines and neglecting one’s mental state.

Ideally, a disease (even if you are sure it is psychosomatic) should be healed by addressing its psychosomatic causes and simultaneously treating it on a physical level. For instance, if I am sure that my cold is psychosomatic, I still do everything to not only eliminate the psychological causes but also ease my physical condition and strengthen my body (mainly with herbal medications).

As for the choice of specific methods and means (be it drugs or energy practices), it is all individual: what suits one person may help another differently.

If it’s about self-work, affirmations, the Sytin self-suggestion method, meditations, etc., are considered effective.

However, for these and other methods to be productive, one must first analyze their mental state and find the cause leading to fibroids. To ease the task of finding the cause, we have listed the most common ones.

May this article serve as a guide, and with desire, a solution will be found.


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