By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings
Meditation is a state of mind. There are many different varieties of meditation ranging from Tai Chi meditation, guided meditation, mantra meditation, mindful meditation, just to name a few.
PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS is a condition where the female ovaries and the adrenal glands produce an excess amount of male hormones which then causes cysts to develop on the ovaries. PCOS can be helped through specific supplements, nutrition improvements and exercise which can lessen or control symptoms.
PCOS symptoms are:
Irregular menstrual cycles
Acne or oily skin
Patches of thick skin
Unwanted hair growth on face, chest, stomach or thighs
So, the question is “Can Meditation Help PCOS?” I believe it can help and here is why. Simply put, PCOS is caused by hormones being out of balance. One of the major benefits of meditation is to help reduce stress. Often, stress causes hormonal imbalances. Therefore, reducing stress through meditation can play a vital role hormone balance. So, YES! For PCOS, meditation can be used along with nutrition and exercise to help manage the burdensome symptoms naturally. Many women are given birth control to help their; menstrual cycle become regular, acne or skin issues, and reduce the male hormones, but there are natural ways to help the PCOS symptoms too.
Meditation is ideal for reducing stress, which can help lower cortisol levels that can lead to other health issues like adrenal fatigue which makes meditation an excellent tool for PCOS in my book! Plus research strongly suggests that meditation seems to be helping people manage symptoms from many conditions such as:
High Blood Pressure
There is Hope
Anyone who suffers from PCOS can see why giving meditation a try, may improve their symptoms too! Women who struggle with infertility or the thought of infertility because of PCOS are understandably more susceptible to anxiety and depression. Not to mention that out of whack hormones alone can cause women to have these type of feelings too.
We do not want to see women suffer because of hormonal imbalances that are easy for us to improve. That is why we offer our Adrenal Fatigue/ Hormone Test Kit because it not only screens the adrenals, it also tests for the androgens (male hormones), female hormones, thyroid hormones, plus the pituitary! You CAN get your hormones back to being balanced, but FIRST, you have to Test to know which ones need balancing! Why not give meditation and our Adrenal Fatigue/ Hormone Test a try?
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