As someone with PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) I’ve always had irregular periods but a few months ago they became more irregular, heavy and way too long. While I typically turn to natural solutions to deal with health issues I do rely on modern medicine and all the diagnostic tests and screenings available to find out exactly what I’m dealing with and to rule out anything serious. To me that is the best way to bridge both these worlds. Both have tremendous value and play a role in our healing journeys!
This started with a zoom call with my gynecologist ( thank you pandemic no need to go downtown and find parking). She ordered a bunch of tests to be done. Luckily my internal ultrasound and bloodwork all came back normal. Per usual, I was offered a bunch of synthetic hormones to regulate my period. Since I’ve had my kids I’ve continuously turned them down. I began taking the birth control pill at 14 to regulate my period so I’m no stranger to these hormones. Since I didn’t no better at the time I stayed on them until I was ready to be a mom. I also took a boatload of hormones when doing six cycles of IVF to have my kids.
Do I think synthetic hormones have value sometimes? I do, since they allowed me to have my kids! However, after that I had zero interest in taking them again. Since I now had the clear from the doctor I choose to forgo the prescription hormones. I decided to try something that I knew had no side effects or could potentially harm me in the future.
Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine and is done by placing tiny needles into acupuncture points which are connected by meridians. The body has 2000 acupuncture points and Energy (qi) flows through the meridians, throughout the body. When this flow of energy becomes blocked imbalance or illness can occur. I quickly found an acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto who practices a specific type of Japanese acupuncture. I saw her weekly for about five weeks in conjunction with an oil and supplement program. Happy to say my periods are regular now and its been 4 months!
Okay so let’s get into the exact protocol I did in addition to the acupuncture. It’s pretty simple and totally doable. Full disclosure, in the past I’ve seen many naturopaths and holistic doctors who put me on a ton of supplements. I felt so overwhelmed with the ten bottles on my counter that I couldn’t even keep up. This is not that! My simple routine involves two products:
Essential Oils and Supplements:
- Clary Calm Essential Oil Blend: A blend made specifically to balance hormones including Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa, and Vitex. Every morning roll some onto your inner ankle. If you want to get exact, the accupressure point is located about 4 fingers–width distance above the tip of the bony part of your inner ankle behind the tibia. This is a crossing point of the Spleen, Kidney, and Liver. These are three major organs in Chinese Medicine that control our periods and hormones. Using this point helps to balance hormones and when you combine it with clary calm- Magic! You can check out clary calm here.
2. Life Long vitality Multi Vitamins: This Vitality Pack is full of essential nutrients, metabolism benefits, and powerful antioxidants designed to help promote energy, health, and keep your body in balance. Our health (overall and hormone wise) and vitality depend on many factors including diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness. While some of these variables are beyond our complete control, research is revealing many ways we can influence—and even control—significant factors of wellness.
Hormone balance and wellness begins with providing your cells with essential nutrients and metabolic factors to help them perform optimally. I take one of each of these twice a day (total of 6 pills) to keep my body in a balanced state. They come in cute little vitamins packs if you’re lazy like me or you can get them in the three bottles! No matter how you take them you are going to feel better overall as they really make a difference in mood, energy levels, sleep and more.
After two months of this routine my period is back to “normal!” Want to try this protocol? I got two options for you! You can get this custom hormone balance kit here or you can grab a healthy habits kit here which also has oils for sleep, stress, tension, immune support and gut health!
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