To my greatest surprise, for the first time in years I have my period without any pain or mood swings! Not only that, I usually have mid cycle pain a few days before my ovulation and throughout out my ovulation.
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Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) can both lead to you experiencing menopause symptoms.
Although you are not actually going through true menopause, the symptoms that you get are absolutely those of the menopause.
These symptoms may leave you tired, chilled (or overheated) and moody.
When you feel as if you’re going through the menopause, it may not come as a surprise when your doctor tells you that you are exhibiting those signs.
When the symptoms of menopause begin, it’s because your ovaries are tired and your hormonal communication is confused.
Right now, your test may show that your hormone levels are not normal.
FSH is a hormone released by the pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of follicles in your ovaries. If your ovaries don’t seem to be responding to the normal level of FSH, your pituitary gland will tell your Follicle Stimulating Hormone to put out higher levels in an effort to get those follicles growing.
The ovaries respond to these high FSH levels by giving out an even stronger signal that they are not going to react.
FSH's job is to knock on the doors of the ovaries and tell them to "make follicles". When FSH is in overdrive it is as if too many telemarketers are knocking on the ovaries' doors. The ovaries just want peace and quiet so they refuse to answer the knock on the door.
Hormones react to each other and give and take feedback with the brain. So if there are events that throw off this communication then everything goes awry.
If FSH is high then your levels of estrogen become lower.
The opposite is also true. If your estrogen is high then your FSH will be low.
Good ovarian health depends on good communication between hormones. If those hormones start to act and / or interact in an unexpected way, then all of the hormones get confused which leads to hormone imbalance and everything gets chaotic.
When the estrogen production is reduced then the follicles don’t have enough time to fully develop, so there is no chance for conception. Even if there was a chance, the low levels of estrogen allow the uterine lining to become too thin for implantation.
When your tests show that this hormone is lower than it should be, it indicates that the cocoon that holds all of your undeveloped eggs is depleted and not able to function.
The bottom line is that fewer eggs come forward.
You may have many eggs waiting for the chance to develop but the environment they need to grow in has been depleted.
Your doctor will assume that there are no eggs because if you had a lot of eggs, your tests would show a certain level of hormones – and that level is just not showing up.
The environment where the eggs are supposed to flourish is depleted and low. If you can renew the health of the environment, then more, healthier eggs are likely to appear.
There is research to support this theory. After years of observed clinical success, there have been studies that strongly imply that you can turn back your biological clock and see a renewal of sexual vitality and hormonal balance.
In fact, one of these studies, which included 1600 women, suggested that you would have a 50% better chance of getting pregnant with Chinese herbal formulas than with other treatments.
The Western treatment for POF is usually estrogen replacement therapy - a version of HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). This is not helpful for a woman who dreams of conceiving one day.
Taking estrogen regularly will put your ovaries to sleep.
The great secret and the great gift of Chinese Medicine is that it is the study of the body’s energy and the study of the internal energetic interactions between organ systems.
What is Premature Ovarian Failure if not a lack of energy? There is an underlying fatigue. Many diagnostic tests may come back as hypo – which means acting under the normal rate of functioning.
See the symptoms listed below.*
Chinese Medicine has helped people to regain dynamic energy for thousands of years. One of the reasons it has been so successful is that it recognizes that you are unique.
For instance, you and your friend may both have been diagnosed with POF - but you always feel cold and she is overheating with hot flashes.
These symptoms are different and require different approaches.
• A lack of menstrual bleeding tells us there is deficiency of blood and energy. *
The most energy is produced in the digestive system.
The energy you run on is produced little tiny organelles called mitochondria which are inside every cell in your body. Cells with an increased need for energy contain greater numbers of these organelles than cells with lower energy.
Guess where the greatest concentration of mitochondria are in the body? Where does your body need more energy that anywhere else? In your digestive system.
That makes sense to Chinese Medicine because we see that as the source of all the energy you run on everyday. We call it your Checking Account Energy. Tremendous energy comes from the ATP generated in the digestive system.
Ancient doctors knew the digestive system was an energy production plant - and they knew there was an intimate relationship between energy and blood.
They recognized that if the digestive system is weak and fatigued, it cannot produce adequate amounts of blood.
You need the right nutrition, including protein.
Without the right diet your body cannot repair tissue, build muscle, form immune and blood cells, synthesize enzymes nor manufacture hormones.
Chinese Medicine advises taking the right herbal formulas and eating foods that will help to build blood so that you can recommence the production of the levels of blood that you need for a healthy menses.
As your body changes, your formulas should change and this will help your odds for success.
If you are having ongoing free consultations with one of our Herbalists, you will be advised on how to proceed.
Two changes that you will definitely notice as you are getting closer to success are that
• you will have more energy
• you will feel calmer
As your overall energy and vitality increase and the supply of Yin Blood is also enhanced, miracles can and do happen.
We helped a woman named Aiko. She had been without menses for 8 years – the longest time we had encountered. Aiko’s FSH was 95, she had very low estrogen and had been suffering from hot flashes and sweats.
On her very first month on our program, Aiko had less hot flashes. It took five months for them to completely disappear. Two months after that, her menstrual cycle returned.
All in all, it took Aiko over a year and a half to get pregnant – but she did it!
The herbal formulas, free Steps to Success Plan are all included, designed to give you the best odds for real success.