How Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic can help people with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
Are you one of the millions of women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) who have failed to reverse the symptoms of this condition no matter what you have tried? If you are here, most likely you are looking for an alternative non-drug approach for your condition? You are not alone. PCOS affects 10 percent of American women, is the most common endocrine cause of infertility and serious weight gain in young women, and can lead to increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks and strokes in young women, and early onset breast and uterine cancers. Sounds scary, right? But the truly scary fact is that many PCOS sufferers are totally unaware they have it.
Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome can vary greatly from person to person. No two women are affected exactly the same way. Someone with PCOS may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Lack of menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
- Lack of ovulation and therefore infertility (Anovulation)
- Very light menstrual cycles (Oligomenorrhea)
- Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (abnormal bleeding patterns)
- Endometrial hyperplasia (Endometriosis) and cancer
- Excess hair growth, usually in a male pattern (Hirsutism)
- Insulin resistance (problems with blood sugar regulation)
- Male-pattern hair loss and abdominal fat deposition
- Weight gain
- Some women have no symptoms.
Most women spend many frustrating years seeking individual treatment for symptoms such as infertility, acne, overweight, excess body hair and don’t even realize that all their symptoms can bring them to much more dangerous condition.
Symptoms of PCOS can be highly bothersome and its complications can be dangerous, but this condition can be treated, and with proper treatment, it will not interfere with your normal, everyday activities.
There is likely a genetic component to polycystic ovarian syndrome. But skyrocketing rise of this condition for last 60 years shows that problem is not in heredity, the problem is environmental: life style, eating habits, and toxicity we have outside and inside us.
In many cases, PCOS is caused by metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, excess consumption of animal foods (high in arachidonic acid), sugar and processed food, chronic stress, nutrient deficiencies, Candida – yeast overgrow and high levels of inner toxicity.
In women affected by PCOS, there is often a “resistance” of cells in the body to insulin. 75% women with PCOS have insulin resistance and are overweight. As a result, the pancreas makes more insulin to try to compensate the “resistance”. The excessively high level of insulin can lead to many health problems and can cause hormonal storm and chaos in the woman’s body. Too much insulin controls pituitary gland and growth hormone, stores fat and gains weight, rises in the androgen (testosterone), causes brain fog, fatigue, depression, water retention, leads to problems in the ovary’s production of eggs. Often, the eggs turn into cysts, which are like little fluid-filled sacs.
At Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic of San Francisco Bay Area we offer a non-drug approach to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Often PCOS is rubber-stamped as just a fertility issue, but sadly, it encompasses so much more.
Acupuncture improves ovulation in PCOS women.
A study at Goteborg University in Sweden showed that acupuncture may help some PCOS women to ovulate. In this study, electro-acupuncture was used instead of traditional acupuncture. Electro-acupuncture, the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupuncture points, was developed in China as an extension of hand manipulation of acupuncture needles.
Twenty-four women with PCOS and infrequent or absent periods were included in this study. After 10-14 treatments for 2-3 months, nine women (38%) experienced regular ovulation. However, the electro-acupuncture was not effective in the more severe cases (obese, highest waist-to-hip ratio, and highest testosterone and insulin individuals). For women with mild PCOS, acupuncture appears to help very well to induce ovulation.
Whole Body Cleansing program with colon hydrotherapy, restoration of friendly intestinal flora improved diet, activity and weight loss is focused on underlying causes of metabolic syndrome to improve cell’s insulin sensitivity, normalize acid-alkaline balance, replenish the body with vital nutrients, and decrease the amounts of toxins, yeast and parasites.
You need not worry about being hungry on this program. When you address your specific nutritional requirements you will not have any hunger pains. When you finally balance your diet needs, your food cravings will disappear, and you will wake up each day with more than enough energy.
Herbal Medicine. Depending on your symptoms of PCOS, a variety of herbal therapies may be considered. The goal of herbal medicine might include: reducing circulating androgens, optimizing ovarian function, and supporting optimal endocrine function.
Nutritional Supplementation. Nutritional therapies can help to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, reduce circulating androgens, improve ovarian function, improve fertility, reduce risk of heart disease, and support liver detoxification of estrogens.
Stress Management and PCOS. Understanding and managing stress is a crucial component of your plan to control PCOS and improve your fertility. Stress is any stimulation to the body that challenges its sense of balance and triggers a significant set of biological responses. These responses include a release of stress hormones, an increase in blood sugar, tightening of muscles, shallowness of breath, rising blood pressure, and rapid heart rate. Stress also diminishes quality of life and sense of well-being, predisposes to gain weight, and interferes with progesterone setting the stage for estrogen dominance and subsequent menstrual cycle irregularities. Progesterone insufficiency and estrogen dominance are characteristics of PCOS women and contribute to infertility. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is itself a major stressor. Excess hair growth, hair loss, overweight, acne, absent periods and infertility all diminish self esteem.
For stress reduction we use different kind of technique such as relaxation, medical hypnosis, and self hypnosis (we can produce a custom-made self hypnosis CD for you).
There is no single solution that reverses PCOS and infertility or assess all the symptoms. Our complementary, non-drug program has helped many women and it can be very beneficial for you too. This important information about alternative approach to PCOS cannot be easily explained in a few words, so we urge you to schedule a free consultation. The information on this site is not about fad diets, magic pills or fantasy claims to transform the way you look and feel overnight. It is about another way to effectively change the way your body responds to food, benefits from acupuncture, cleansing, herbs, dietary supplements and help reverse your PCOS. You can succeed.
To begin undergoing services at the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic for infertility, please select one of the following options:
- Telephone consultation. (415) 409-3939 or (650) 365-3640
- Office consultation
- Telephone or e-mail order nutrition supplementation program
- “Healthy Vacation” in San Francisco. You can visit the Biotherapy Clinic for a few weeks to combine the enjoyment of the wonderful city along with an intensive healing program including whole body cleansing, restoration of friendly intestinal flora, acupuncture, deep relaxation, drinking Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water, and customized nutrition supplementation.