When I was diagnosed with a fibroid, my doctor told me I should take it out. But she said it might grow back anyway. That seemed rather hopeless, and she did not offer any advice about how to live with the thing, or reduce its symptoms. That's why I bought this book. What I like about this book is that it is written by a doctor who asks his patients in-depth questions about their history and advises a more balanced, thoughtful and long term response to the problem. I really enjoyed reading the various case histories of women he'd treated and their journeys to healing. He suggests multiple ways to tackle fibroids. The standard response by doctors as to what causes fibroids, is "nobody really knows." This book makes a courageous attempt to look at the root causes, both physical and emotional - and that is what the author then bases his treatment on. It's given me a lot more to work with than a dismissal of a fibroid as a simple physical problem that must be 'removed.'