Lipomas are growths of fat cells made of adipose tissue that can be found just below the skin. They do not just look like tumors, they really are tumors. The difference is that a lipoma is benign (non-cancerous), which means that it is not life-threatening. However, it is still bothersome and uncomfortable, which is why many people want to find out more about the possible courses of treatment. Most commonly, people with lipomas resort to surgery.
Undergoing surgery is quite risky, though. Not to mention that it is also very expensive, and in times of financial crisis, not many people can afford to undergo this type of treatment. Additionally, surgery leaves scars and it does not reassure patients that the tumor will not redevelop after a while. On the contrary, some people who have undergone a lipoma removal surgery have noticed that the lumps have the tendency of redeveloping.
If you have a lipoma and you want to have it removed, you may not have to go through with the surgery. Although you should always consult with your doctor on the most appropriate course of action. Natural treatments in the form of natural remedies, herbal remedies, lifestyle adjustments and supplementation are available and can offer some release to the onset and grow of lipomas.
Lipoma natural remedy guides have been developed to help get you on the right track. These guides include information on the use of natural remedies such as cedar ointment, lemon juice, chickweed, and bitter foods.
Cedar ointment containing vinegar and beeswax is commonly used to treat lipoma. You can apply apple cider vinegar beeswax ointment directly on the affected area and you will notice how the tumor will go away on its own. Drinking a mixture of a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water is also a good idea, especially since this is also considered to be a great preventive measure. Moreover, vinegar improves overall health, so you should include it in your diet as often as possible.
Lemon juice is a great source of vitamin C. It also has detoxifying and antioxidant properties, therefore it stimulates and strengthens the digestive system by purifying the liver. By drinking lemon juice, you will also help your body fight free radicals, which are known to cause toxins. Therefore, lemon juice counts as an effective preventive measure against lipomas. Its toxin eliminating properties can also help reduce pain caused by the tumor and even eliminate it.
Chickweed, also known as common chickweed or star chickweed, has been used as a natural treatment for various conditions ever since antiquity. In the Chinese culture, this herb is often used in alternative medicine. There are two ways in which chickweed can be used: you can either take a teaspoon of chickweed tincture three times a day, or you can apply chickweed ointment onto the affected area. By doing so, you will prevent the tumor from spreading and you will also reduce its dimensions. Chickweed tinctures and ointments can easily be found at herbal stores.
Bitter foods and herbs are also very important, since they increase your body’s ability to digest fats. As lipomas are made of fat cells, they will slowly start to disappear. Basically, bitter foods stimulate the fat-burning process and fasten the metabolism by stimulating the function of the liver and gallbladder. Examples of bitter herbs include rue, wormwood, golden seal, southernwood, yarrow, gentian, and centaury. Examples of bitter foods include olives, black unsweetened chocolate (dark chocolate), citrus peel, dandelion greens, and bitter melon (Karela).
These are only some examples of natural remedies used to treat lipomas. If you want to find out more about the natural treatments used to treat this condition without having to undergo surgery, you should look at the guides listed on this page.