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What are different home remedies for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS? – Part 2

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder. The common symptoms are:
• Irregular periods
• Acne
• Weight gain
• Extra hair on the face and body
• Fertility problems
• Thinning hair

Natural Remedies to Cure PCOS

• It is important to avoid exposure to environmental toxins and chemicals.
• Some chemicals buildup in animal fat. Foods such as red meat and high fat dairy products should be avoided.
• Progesterone cream is used as part of alternative therapy for PCOS.
• This is to delay the growth of stray endometrial cells.
• It may also relieve symptoms such as painful menstruation.
• The cream is made from soy or wild yam.
• It is converted to function like human progesterone.
• It may be applied to the thighs, chest, arms and wrists.
• It is imperative to consult a doctor before using.
• It is good to keep in mind that there could be side effects due to excessive progesterone.
• The hormone, cortisol is involved in the production of progesterone.
• Stress can elevate cortisol levels.
• This may affect progesterone levels, leading to hormonal imbalances and raise the risk of developing PCOS.
• Methods of stress reduction such as yoga, meditation and breathing techniques should be followed to avoid PCOS.
• Regular exercise helps to balance estrogen levels in the body and also boosts the immune system.
• Exercise also helps to ease pain and discomfort during the menstrual cycle.
• Supplements such as rosemary and dandelion extracts are believed to be useful.
• The herb, motherwort, helps to enhance blood volume in the reproductive system. It also stimulates better functioning and in combating menstrual problems such as blood clots or poor flow.
• To prepare motherwort tea, add a teaspoon of the dried herb to a cup of hot water and allow it to steep for about 15 minutes. Drink about three cups of the tea daily.
• Chamomile helps to alleviate severe cramping and pain during menstruation. This is often associated with PCOS. This tea also helps to relieve stomach troubles. The herb may be used in the form of capsules, tincture or tea.

Diet for PCOS

• The compounds called indoles are present in vegetables such as kale, broccoli and cauliflower which help to control the metabolism of estrogen.
• Flaxseeds may be useful in the treatment of PCOS as they are found to improve in conditions associated with estrogen.
• Omega-3 fatty acids may help to slow down the growth of abnormal endometrial tissue. They are present in fish such as sardines, salmon and tuna. Fish oil capsules also help to boost the intake of omega 3 fatty acids.
• By combining herbs such as wild yam root, horsetail, red clover blossoms and red raspberry leaves, a beneficial herbal tea for PCOS can be made.
• Combine all the herbs and add them to water and bring to a boil and then let it simmer for five minutes, then cover and allow it to cool and then Strain and drink. This tea may be consumed twice every day for a period of two weeks.
• Foods such as caffeine, chocolate and carbonated beverages should be avoided which can aggravate the symptoms of PCOS.

PCOS ACUPRESSURE

There are some points to apply pressure like:
• Midway between inside anklebone and Achilles tendon in back of ankle.
• Four fingers below kneecap, one finger outside shinbone.
• Four fingers below belly button.
• Sacral points at base of spine.
• Three fingers below belly button.
• Middle of pelvic crease where leg joins trunk.


A Patient’s Guide to PCOS The Savvy Woman’s Guide to PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) The Insulin-Resistance Diet The PCOS Workbook

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