Natural Cures for Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Lady's Mantle
Posted by Faeqa ( Amman, Jordan) on 10/18/2015 66 posts
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Lady's Mantle cured Fibrocystic Breasts

My sister has many Fibrocystic Breasts the largest one is one sm. Before a month I asked her to drink Lady's Mantle tea (Alchemilla vulgaris), she couldn't drink more than one cup a day because she had a sever headache and dizziness of it and she stopped it after one week. Last week she saw her doctor, after made Ultrasonography she told her that the cysts are vanished.

Before 2 months I used it for a cyst out the breast (on the skin) I drank one cup a day without any side effect after 10 days the cyst turn to boil, few days the boil had excreted its contents and the skin cured without any scars on it.


Iodine
Posted by MissM (NY) on 02/14/2021

I am hypothyroid as well, and had same issue. You can try painting the soles of your feet, if chest is too sensitive, or belly. I also used iodoral tablets. Just try one to make sure you are not allergic. Optimism website has more information.

You would be surprised at how little doctors know about being hypo and getting chest pain. I was given painkillers, hormones which did nothing. I only found out about iodine usage for this condition by searching on the web. Iodine worked immediately on me. No more chest issues!

And then getting on natural thyroid meds helped, Armour and NPThyroid.


Hot and Cold Therapy
Posted by Mary (British Columbia, Canada) on 01/05/2015
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I have had terrible breast cysts. One time I had 16 cysts asperated at once. Recently I had a cup of fluid asperated from one cyst alone. I've had 2 cysts become infected and had to go on antibiotics. I've had surgery twice. I feel like a freak, but I've since discovered how to get rid of them and I wish I had known this years ago.

This is how

- Get a hot water bottle and fill it with hot water.
- Now get a bag of frozen peas.

Put the hot water bottle against the cyst ( my bottle has a soft knitted cover on it) for about 4 or 5 minutes. Now take it off and put the bag of frozen peas against the cyst for about 4 or 5 minutes. Alternate 4 or 5 times ending with the hot water bottle. You will notice a difference the first time you try this. Do it the next day and you probably won't have to do it again after that. It tales the pain away quickly. It's really a miracle.

L-Lysine, Serrapeptase
Posted by Rw (Bluefield, Va) on 02/07/2014
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I had a lump in my breast the size of a large grape. In this case I didn't get it checked so I don't know what kind it was. I took 2000mg of l-lysine a day in 2 divided doses (1000mg in the morning, 1000mg in evening) and the enzyme serrapeptase enteric coated tablets that were 5mg each. I took 3 tablets of the serrapeptase on an empty stomach in the morning, and again another 3 in the afternoon on an empty stomach. It took about 3-4 months, but the lump is gone!!!


Vitamin C, Lugol's Iodine, Vitamin E
Posted by Janie (Pasadena, Ca, Usa) on 07/15/2011
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Following all the feedback I have read on Earth Clinic in the past few weeks, I have finally figured out a remedy combination to help my extremely painful fibrocystic breasts (so bad lately that sleeping face down causes tremendous pain):

* Lugol's Iodine: 1 drop in water/day
*1,000 mg Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate (which is 1 teaspoon Ascorbic Acid type of vitamin C to 1/2 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a glass of water. I take it on an empty stomach, but not first thing in the morning, which can cause diarrhea.
*1 capsule of Vitamin E/day

The pain reduced by 50% after 24 hours and by 90% the 2nd day of these remedies. I have now cut back my Lugol's iodine dose to 1 drop every 2-3 days. I think it was the addition of the Lugol's that made an immediate difference.

Vitamin C, Lugol's Iodine, Vitamin E
Posted by Tammy (San Francisco, California, Usa) on 08/07/2011
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These remedies work. My severe breast pain was gone in 3 days. I am drinking 1,000mg of sodium ascobate vitamin C a day plus taking 1 drop of lugol's iodine in a small amount of water every 3-4 days. I didn't do the vitamin E though. Thanks you very much.


Inversion Therapy
Posted by Catelyn (New York, NY) on 02/25/2010
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I have painful fibrocystic breasts, especially as my period approaches. I have tried vitamin e, evening primrose oil, but they haven't helped with the soreness and pain. Last week I saw someone's post on this site using an inversion board for breast health and lymphatic drainage. Getting an inversion board is out of the question because I live in a tiny apartment. What I did instead was lay with my back on the bed and stretch off the side of the bed with my hands above my head dangling towards to the floor. I tried to get the steepest stretch possible. It's not very comfortable position but my back felt sooo good after. I stayed in this position for 5 minutes on Monday and 10 minutes Tuesday and Wednesday. I can't believe it but today (Thursday) I woke up with no pain in my breasts! Wow wow wow!!

I hope other women will try this and send their feedback.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Fit In Florida (Winter Springs, Florida) on 12/01/2012
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Apple cider vinegar worked for me within 24 hours. Usually I have 2 weeks of breast pain, however a few days after the monthly pain started out of desperation I took 2 Tb of ACV in the morning. The next day the pain was 90% gone so I continue to take the ACV daily. Be sure to take the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered) because it has more of the curing stuff in it and I found that other brands repeat on me. No one wants to be burping apple cider vinegar all day.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Faeqa ( Amman, Jordan) on 05/29/2018 66 posts

Hi: The best remedy I tried for breast cysts is drinking 2 cups of Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) tea, within 10-14 days it will disappear.


Rhodiola
Posted by Patricia (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) on 05/10/2009
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I've been taking Rhodiola for 5 weeks and have increased energy and have lost about 15 pounds that I have been struggling with for the last 5 years. I have had breast cysts that have disappeared and my memory has definitely improved. 6 weeks ago I attempted to climb the 7 flights of stairs to my condo when the elevator was out. I had to stop and rest at each floor. Today I take the stairs instead of the elevator without stopping at all.

When I started taking Rhodiola, my daughter had told me about it but I didn't know much about the herb only that it would give me an energy boost that I really needed. The only negative factor that I have experienced is insomnia, so now I make sure that I don't take the herb after about 3pm. I take 2 - 250 mg per day. One in the morning as soon as I get up with 10 oz of warm distilled water and the juice of 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon, and one around 3pm at my work breaktime with lots of water.


Rhodiola
Posted by Susan Cole (Beverly, Ma.) on 03/14/2009
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I have cysts in my breasts and was having xrays at hospital done and they made my left side breast cyst burst . The pain was very bad and I went looking for natural cures and found Rhodiola rosea and one capsules stopped the pain . I took it every day from that time on to now. I use only natural cures now and eat natural foods only

EC: Read more about Rhodiola here: https://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/rhodiola.html


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Laura (Carbondale, CO/USA) on 12/27/2008

Breast Cancer, hormonal imbalances, tender breasts, low energy, feeling cold, cracking skin, etc.

Please check out NASCENT iodine. There are different forms of iodine out there - RESEARCH this one extensively - chances are if it can't help you, it may benefit someone you know!! To a healthy life.... Laura


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Maureen (Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) on 01/04/2009
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My comments are for Rena from New York: dated Jan 4, 2009. I do not know if the following will help you, but for normal breast soreness most women feel before their period, jumping on a rebounder (mini trampoline) will eliminate the tenderness/soreness. You need to jump daily and start when you are not feeling any pain so by the time of the month that you are normally sore, (in your case, day 15) you should be surprised that you are not suffering any discomfort at all. Work up to rebounding at least 45 minutes daily. It's easy to do, although I should warn you it's like any exercise. You will feel your insides "exercise" sore at first. So work up to the 45 minutes. Also a cheap Wal-Mart type rebounder is not a good idea; there is hardly any bounce to them. The bounce is what moves the lymphatic system and eliminates the tenderness/soreness.


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Mary (Regina, Canada) on 09/17/2008

Dear Mary:
Another thing that works for fibrocystic breast disease is lugol's solution iodine. Iodine is also supposed to prevent breast cancer. My naturopath said in 2-3 years the lumps will dissolve due to the iodine. I take 10 drops per day which is about 60mg of iodine. I also got a thermogram done to put my mind at rest and get a clear picture of my breast health. The thermogram (infra red picture of your breasts) shows changes years before any cancer gets a chance to develop. Relieved my worry and no radiation. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Dassmoguls (Jamaica) on 03/17/2015
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I have been taking the Iodine Sea Kelps for a week now and have experienced some relief of the breast pain. I am also going to supplement it with Vitamin E & C, Selinum and Magnesium.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Susan (Saratoga Springs, NY) on 12/02/2006
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Have been pulling for about a week with organic sunflower oil. I have had fibrositictic breasts for over a year--the outside of left breast was a large cystic mass.That mass has almost completly dissapeared! My face and neck have been breaking out with pimples(i am rarely without at least ONE zit-) It just seemes that the pulling has brought out ALL the pimples that were "waiting" under the skin. I also have a "blooming" cold sore in the exact, and ONLY place i have had one( 3x) in the past. I guess it "pulled" out the dormant herpes virus. I am going to buy some other oils today(like olive, and hemp), as i have read that it is beneficial to alternate. I am feeling "strangely" tired this morning. any feedback would be awsome----thankyou (i have to go spit out my oil!

Iodine
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 383 posts

Tracie:

My hot flashes have lessened also, which is curious and wonder if the iodine is the reason.

Yes. Most hot flashes are hormonal related. Iodine can help and it seems to work whenever you have lumps in the breast. I still find iodine cures to be amazing since it was discovered over 150 years ago. The reason why kelp do not work in some cases is the fillers and contaminants being introduced. So iodine that you use are often easier to deal with.

Anyway, his doctor became upset with him and told him to stop taking the pills because it would hurt his thyroid.

It would hurt his income, not the thyroid.


Iodine
Posted by oddizee (Brooklyn, NY) on 08/07/2021
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I had sore breasts most of my life. Became very painful. I tried nascent iodine. Was quite a relief. Plus I had a little gut I couldn't lose. Gone now, because of the iodine. Product called detoxidine.


Iodine
Posted by Jade (New South Wales) on 11/04/2019
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Hi Rebecca,

I am really grateful for your comment. I tried the iodine on a tampon (so uncomfortable to insert, but it did the trick). I have now prepared in advance some coconut oil and iodine suppositories. I havent used them yet but plan to. I am curious about the soy and flax and estrogenic foods... I have also heard the same that they aren't so good for fibrocystic breasts. One of my vegan friends says that these foods should be ok as they block the estrogen receptors and so its anti estrogenic. I would love to know the real answer to this. The only evidence I have is I took milk thistle, and that month I had really painful breasts... I saw a naturopath and she said that milk thistle is also estrogenic.... even though another naturopath recommended it to me in the first place (to boost fertility...). Now I avoid soy, flax and also milk thistle just in case. Thanks again for your updates it helps more people than you know. ūüôā


Iodine
Posted by Rebecca (Maryland ) on 12/04/2019

I also wanted to provide a list of the most commonly used herbal supplements and essential oils with the highest amounts of estrogen for anyone trying to avoid excess estrogens: Herbals: Aloe, Ashwagandha, Asian ginseng, Astragalus, Black cohosh, Burdock root, Cat's claw, Chasteberry/Vitex, Fenugreek, Dong Gui/Dong Quai, Golden root, Hops, Kudzu root, Lavender, Licorice, North American ginseng, Milk thistle, Mistletoe, Red Clover, Rhubarb Saw Palemetto, Stinging nettle, and Turmeric. ‚ÄčEssential oils: Lavender, Aniseed, Basil, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary sage, Coriander, Cypress, Evening primrose, Fennel, Geranium‚Äč, Oregano, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, and Thyme. I will add another post with foods as well! ‚Äč


Iodine
Posted by Rebecca (Maryland ) on 12/04/2019

The following foods are highest in phytoestrogens: ALL Flax products including: flax seeds, flax oil, flax milk, flax crackers, flax cereal, and flax bread. ALL Soy products including: tofu, soy, edamame, soy cheese, soy meats, soy milk, soy cereals, soy crackers, soy lecithin, and supplements with added soy, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, textured veggie protein (soy), soy burgers, soybean sprouts, soy sauce, Miso paste, soy yogurt, and soy protein powder. Additionally: Veggie burgers, Hummus, garbanzo beans, chick peas, Sesame seeds, sesame oil, Multigrain bread, crackers, cereal, Black bean sauce, and doughnuts. Other foods that are slightly lower in phytoestrogens but should still be limited: Dried apricots, Almonds, Cashews, Alfalfa sprouts, Mung bean and sprouts, Dried dates, Sunflower seeds, Chestnuts, Dried prunes, Rye bread, Walnuts, Almonds, Cashews, Winter squash, Hazelnuts, Collard greens, Peanut butter, Cabbage, White beans, Peaches, and Red wine. ‚Äč I know many of the foods, herbals, and essential oils I mentioned in my posts are usually considered healthy and many come highly recommended on this website as well. I am only passing along information to anyone who may be trying to limit their exposure to estrogens, so don't shoot the messenger! Best to you all!


Iodine
Posted by Jerry (Miramar, Florida) on 04/16/2021 9 posts

Thank you..What can I eat?


Avoid Decaf
Posted by Gigi (Greensboro, N.c. ) on 10/19/2017
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I too suffer with fibrocystic breast disease, and I only drink decaf coffee once or twice a week, and it still cause me to have breast pain and underarm pain as well. I was told a few years ago to stop drinking the decaf coffee, which I did. However, sometimes I just need a cup of decaf coffee.


Lady's Mantle Tea
Posted by Faeqa ( Amman, Jordan) on 10/28/2015 66 posts
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Try Lady's Mantle tea (Alchemilla vulgaris), I found it wonderful for fibrocystic breast disease.


Iodine
Posted by Brianna (Devon, England) on 06/06/2015

I'm sorry, Joyce, I have no idea. As far as I know, it's just "iodine", so if that stuff you're talking about is iodine, you could give it a try .If you're unsure and can't find anything about it online, buy yourself some regular iodine and swab that on your vagina. :) I've never personally heard of povidone iodine before, to be quite honest, haha.


Iodine
Posted by Shan (Md) on 01/14/2016

Hi, how long do you need to be on iodine 12.5 mg before you expect to see results for fibrocystic breast changes. I have been on it for 3 months and I haven't noticed any changes. I want to figure out when to quit this supplement and try something else. Thanks.


Iodine
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 01/15/2016

Hi Shan...Some more research evidence for iodine acting as the gatekeeper of health for the breasts:

Iodine Research -- Breasts


Iodine
Posted by S.T. (Staten Island, Ny) on 02/07/2016

How do swab the Vagina, do you have to insert it inside or just the lip area not understanding please clarify


Iodine
Posted by Jen R (New York) on 09/05/2017

I'm curious though, do you swab inside or outside? LOL that's the only question I haven't seen answered. lol


Iodine
Posted by Pam (Wa) on 03/28/2018

What type of iodine? Drops/tincture..?


Turmeric
Posted by Ava ( California) on 05/02/2015

How wonderful! Could you please share your recipe for the paste and the turmeric drink you make? Thanks!


Iodine
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 07/31/2014

Hi Sarra from Australia - Quite a few years ago (well, about 20 actually), I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and fibrocystic breast disease and saw Dr. David Derry in Victoria, BC.

At that time, he gave me a prescription for natural thyroid and told me that many women with fibrocystic breast disease are also hypothyroid. For the fibrocystic breasts, he told me to use Lugol's 5% iodine and paint a quarter-sized circle on my breasts where the lumps were every day. It took six months or more until, very, very gradually, the lumps disappeared. Bear in mind that was about 20 years ago and he didn't suggest ingesting it - probably because he was a regular MD who was restricted by conventional medical authorities.

Since then, Dr. Derry wrote a book about iodine and breast cancer and, I believe, he says iodine (1 to 2 drops of 5% Lugol's) should be ingested.

Here is a summary called "Connecting Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Breast Cancer, Thyroid Function and Iodine" by Elora Gabriel. Both Dr. Jonathan Wright (Tacoma, Washington) and Dr. David Derry are quoted. You might find it useful.

https://www.greenwillowtree.com/Page.bok?file=iodine.breastcancer.thyroid_art.html

Although I don't have any problems with fibrocystic lumps now, as a precaution, I started taking 2 drops of 5% Lugol's every day in a glass of juice. I don't apply it to my skin any more because I heard it wasn't as effective as ingesting it (and it stains anything it touches! ). I've had no bad reactions to ingesting Lugol's but everyone is different.

I wish you the best of luck. I'm sure other contributors will have advice for you. Take care, Bess


Lemons
Posted by Redwine (Usa, Usa) on 03/19/2014
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Lemons are wonder food! I use whole organic lemons to stop painful breast lumps. After washing the lemon WITH SOAP! I cut it up and put everything, skin, pulp, fiber and juice in the blender with a little water. I store the extra in a glass container and take 1-2 teaspoons in water every morning. No sugar. I love to chew the pulp but have to be careful to rinse with water and then use baking soda rinse to protect teeth from acid.

Lemons
Posted by Gail (Evansville, Indiana) on 08/26/2015

Hello Redwine,

That's very interesting. I noticed when I drank a tea of lemon and ginger before my period that I had a much easier period. I researched it and found that both of those ingredients detox the liver of excess hormones. It seems that our livers are toxic and need a good flush. I'm going to try your recipe!


Magnesium, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Posted by Wendy (Westport, Ct) on 09/22/2013
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I have fibrocystic breasts and they get very painful the closer I get to my period. Staying away from caffeine helps, but I have remarkable results using the following: magnesium, vitamin e and vitamin d3 every day. I take the magnesium at night (see my post about magnesium for insomnia) and 1 vitamin d3 (5000 iu) capsule and 1 vitamin e (400iu) capsule at lunch. I am not sure which of the 3 supplements is doing the trick, or if it is the combination of the 3, but I highly recommend trying them all if you have fibrocystic breasts.

Magnesium, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 09/23/2013

Have you read Lynne Farrow's book: The Iodine Crisis? She talks about the connection between breast disease and lack of iodine. You can go here to read more about the her book: http://lynnefarrow.net or you can go to Amazon.com to read parts of her book. Wishing you clarity, insight, and good health!


Castor Oil
Posted by Kimberly From Florida (Pensacola, Fl) on 07/17/2013
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I have fibroctstic breasts from, I believe, birth control pills. I have cut out caffeine and that helped a lot. I also wear a non-binding and well fitted bra. However, occasionally I have painful swelling. I started using castor oil packs. I keep the pack on for an hour a day. By day two, no more sore breasts!

Iodine
Posted by Jacqueline (Lamar, Co) on 07/22/2012

i am 26 and every morning I wake up I feel like my breast are going to break off my chest and I just have to hold them for a while.. I am in constant pain 24/7 is there anything that helps reduce the size of the lumps and where can I buy the iodine? I need help.. I cant take this pain anymore... Also I have a bruise on my right breast that wont go away... Is this a sign of cancer?

Vitamin C, Lugol's Iodine, Vitamin E
Posted by I Need Help (New Jersey, Nj, Usa) on 12/06/2011

Was your Lugol's iodine 2% or 5%? Thanks


Inversion Therapy
Posted by Bmeyer17 (Carmel, Ny) on 01/21/2011

Did you put your hands on the floor of just dangle, I want to try this. I am going for ultrsound for cyst in breast, I am sure I will be diagnosed with fibrocystic breast disease. I have been suffering with pain and swelling breast since 35 years old, I am 38. I just took parabans out of skin products 2 months ago and have had only 3 days of pain instead of 15, but now I can feel the fibroids and a cyst, so they are sending me for checkup. Has anyone else been sent for ultrasounds??? When I called to make app they said you are going to need a mamogram, I hear lots of false positives in women my age having them so I am staying away.



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