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This can also be called polycystic ovarian disease.
If you have PCOS, you will have many small ovarian cysts. The cysts themselves are not harmful but they can lead to hormone imbalances.
You can have ovarian cysts on one ovary or both. If you have them on both ovaries then you have bilateral polycystic ovaries.
When your hormones are not balanced, it may cause issues with your periods which means that getting pregnant with polycystic ovaries can be difficult.
A hormone is a chemical messenger. Different hormones trigger different processes. A common task for a hormone is to cause the release of another hormone.
For example, your ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones called androgens. If you have PCOS, your ovaries are triggered to start making more androgens than they should.
This can –
• Stop you from ovulating
• Cause acne
• Make extra hair grow on your face and body.
The symptoms are usually mild at first and you may only have a few, or a lot. Symptoms other than those mentioned above may include –
• Weight gain (and difficulty in losing weight with pcos)
• Thinning hair on your scalp
• Irregular periods – it’s common for women with PCOS to have less than nine periods in a year. Some women have no periods at all
• Very heavy menstrual bleeding
PCOS can feel like a devastating diagnosis but we have successfully helped hundreds of women who suffered with it, just like you.
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of how we helped her to have her beautiful baby boy, Veer.
This can be a great advantage when you are working with something like PCOS because the symptoms can be so different for each individual woman.
For example, you and your friend (who also has PCOS) may both have annovulation...
(anovulation is the failure of the ovary to release ova over a period of time generally exceeding 3 months. The normal functioning ovary releases one ovum every 25–28 days) ...and both have delayed menstrual cycles. These are common.
But here’s where you differ.
You may both have pain with your cycle.
For you, the pain stops when your cycle starts but for your friend, the pain starts with her cycle.
Perhaps you have cold feet and have lost interest in sex while your friend has premenstrual lower back pain and migraines.
A Chinese herbalist treats the root cause and your own individual symptoms so right from the beginning, you can start looking for specific, positive results.
Chinese Herbal theory is based on the understanding of certain energies. So we would analyze your energies and how they are combined in you. Then we would help your body to rebalance using healing foods, herbs and energy exercises.
The primary energies are
Your body contains a combination of all four.
However, if one of these energies becomes overactive it can affect the healthy balance needed to maintain vibrant health.
In PCOS, the most overactive energy is dampness.
If you tend to feel cold a lot of the time, it can aggravate the pattern of dampness. This is because cold slows down the movement of body fluid. Chinese Medicine recognizes that when your body fluid is not able to move freely as it should, the fluid can condense and create excessive dampness.
Because we understand that every woman is unique, we also check to see if your own overactive dampness is combined with other overactive energy patterns.
Dampness creates the sticky substance that can cover your eggs. Too much damp creates a lethargic flow of energy in your body and can affect ovulation. You may ovulate later in the cycle or not ovulate at all.
PCOS is also often combined with a resistance to insulin and difficulty in metabolizing glucose. It is also common to have too much estrogen and luteinizing hormone circulating in your blood. It is you liver’s job to metabolize these hormones.
It can really help to take an herbal formula to help the liver to be strong, healthy and to function efficiently.
It can also make a big difference to strengthen your digestive system as this helps our body to eliminate the excess damp energy.
It’s worth considering some acupuncture treatments, as they can really complement the herbal formulas you are taking.
In the 1990s there were studies done in Europe which showed that electro acupuncture restored ovulation in one-third of the test subjects.
This is because an over-reactive sympathetic nervous system can throw testosterone and beta-endorphin levels off. It can also affect prolactin and/or LH/FSH ratios.
Medical Qi Gong is so effective at calming down your sympathetic nervous system that we used it to create our Radiant Eight Energy Exercises. These simple stretches take minutes to perform but can have a profound effect if done regularly.
Swimming regularly or doing yoga can also calm down your sympathetic nervous system and positively affect your hormonal balance.
The Radiant Wonder Self Fertility Massage – This is very helpful for PCOS as you actually gently massage the ovaries at one point in the exercise. This Fertility Massage takes approximately 10 minutes. It is done during week 2, although depending upon the length of your menses it could be a short or longer length of time. Do the massage once a day after you finish bleeding (a little spotting is ok) but before you ovulate.
The herbal formulas, free Steps to Success Plan are all included, designed to give you the best odds for real success.