I have PCOS, but no longer exhibit the symptoms associated with it. I no longer have absent or irregular cycles (35 days is my norm now), horrendous mood swings, or blood sugar issues. Fortunately, I never had an issue with obesity but always have to be conscious of my carb intake to this day. Most days, I wake up energized and refreshed and the mental fogginess that I used to experience on a daily basis is a distant memory.
Today, 1 in 5 American women are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and this number is increasing worldwide. Not happy with the treatment options offered to me as a teenager in the mid-1990's (mainly birth control pills, patches, or Nuvaring), I was desperate for a more natural approach. I abandoned my premed studies and began Traditional Chinese Medicine school at the ripe age of 19. Embarking on a course of food therapy, Chinese herbs and acupuncture not only changed my life but eventually led to reversing my PCOS naturally.
I have now been in practice for 15 years specializing in reproductive acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. In that time I've seen some of the most severe PCOS cases respond to natural treatment in ways I never expected...the most dramatic being a patient of mine who only had her menses twice per year go on to conceive 4 children without any medication (yes..not even Metformin or Clomid!)
With a little patience, PCOS can be treated at the root cause. Preferable to the "band-aid approach" of giving birth control pills to alleviate the symptoms such as acne and irregular cycles with heavy bleeding, correcting underlying insulin-resistance and lowering androgen levels naturally can lead to increased fertility, better weight management, and emotional stability.
Treating PCOS naturally is possible, I am here to offer you guidance on just how to do that. I do not believe that more medication is the answer. With a little time and patience, nature has some wonderful healing in store for us. If this process has taught me anything, its to have love and respect for your body and its amazing healing capacity. YOU CAN DO THIS!!
Please join me for my upcoming free webinar on Overcoming PCOS, I can't wait to share this with you!
Dr. Farrar (Celada) Duro DOM, FABORM practices reproductive acupuncture and became a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in 2008. She has been specializing in the treatment of pregnancy-related disorders, infertility and female pelvic pain with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years.
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