Common PCOS symptoms:
- Lack of ovulation
- High levels of male hormones (testosterone) in the blood
- Ovaries with enlarged polycystic ovaries with multiple cysts
In addition, you may have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Fertility problems
- Irregular cycles
- Excess hair
- Excess weight
- Male pattern baldness
Whether you want to get pregnant or just prevent future health problems (women who suffer from PCOS are also at higher risk of diabetes, endometrial cancer, and heart disease), holistic treatment can make a huge difference in the treatment of PCOS.
What causes PCOS?
The exact cause of PCOS is not known. There is often a hereditary factor so if your mother, grandmother and/or sisters have been diagnosed there is a higher chance you will also have PCOS.
The main theory of the cause of PCOS is related to insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels in your body. Although this theory is very popular it doesn’t explain the many cases of women with PCOS who have normal insulin and blood sugar levels.
An alternative theory of what causes PCOS
Each month your body starts to grow several follicles in your ovaries in preparation for ovulation. In the case of PCOS, often ovulation doesn’t occur and the follicles in various stages of development that were meant to develop and release an egg at ovulation stop developing and remain on the surface of the ovary.
Often these partially developed follicles are visible on ultrasound and look like cysts and that’s why the condition is called Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.
The hormonal balance associated with PCOS (elevated levels of FSH, LH and testosterone) are both a symptom and cause of continuing imbalance. I believe that when we improve the communication within the body between the endocrine glands together with lifestyle changes, you can experience significant improvement in symptoms, your cycle and your ability to get pregnant (if that’s what you want!).
My teacher Rosita Arvigo has taught extensively about the importance of good blood flow throughout the body especially in the pelvis in order for a woman to experience a healthy menstrual cycle including pain-free ovulation and menstruation. The position of your uterus in your pelvis can have a huge impact on the flow of blood in your pelvis.
Holistic treatment for PCOS?
The treatment of PCOS requires a multi-pronged approach. We want to do everything we can to ensure ovulation occurs regularly and at the right time of the cycle. Women with PCOS often have long cycles due to delayed ovulation.
I use a combination of Sobada, abdominal massage (sometimes referred to as uterine massage or womb massage) and reflexology to help you enjoy pain-free periods.
Sobada abdominal massage is a pleasant and relaxing massage on the abdomen and back that focuses on improving blood flow to your uterus and ovaries and encouraging your uterus into the best possible position in your pelvis.
The treatment is very relaxing and improves both your breathing and digestion in addition to your monthly cycle. In turn, this improves your chances of enjoying a regular cycle with ovulation and hormonal balance.
In our first treatment together, I teach you a short (5-10 minute) self-care massage you can use at home to complement my treatment. If you are consistent about performing this self care massage at home, you will also see faster results.
How long does it take to see results?
Some women experience an improvement after the very first treatment and for others the process takes longer. Most of my clients have experienced an improvement within the first two months, especially if they perform the self-care massage I teach my clients which complements treatment with me.
In addition, I have some herbal formulas that are helpful plus some other lifestyle changes and powerful remedies for you to use at home.
I’m a holistic therapist and I am here to help you!
I love helping women to overcome their fertility challenges and other issues related to your cycles, pregnancy, periods and/or anxiety.
I treat women with abdominal and womb massage techniques known as Sobada (formally the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage) and reflexology.
I’m also an Advanced EFT Tapping practitioner and I work with women in particular issues around anxiety, depression, stress levels.
I teach Fertility Awareness to help women better know their bodies and improve their chances of conceiving or prevent pregnancy naturally.
I live in Modi’in, Israel and that’s where I spend my days helping women during their fertile years, pregnancy, menopause and other hormonal conditions. Bodywork sessions (massage and reflexology take place in my clinic in Modi’in but EFT Tapping sessions and Fertility Awareness education can take place online or in person).
Learn more about working with me here.
I came for treatment at Annette Green’s for help after several miscarriages and I had no idea it was possible for such a change and such amazing improvement in my menstrual cycle. The bleeding changes from so painful that I had to take painkillers each much to an easy period which felt so much lighter and healthier, the bleeding was much lighter than before and I rariely have to take paint killers or rest too much when I get my period.
I recommend womb massage to everyone! It improves your period, feels great, it’s relaxing and pleasant.
I have been seeing Annette for the last several years for headaches, stress management and sinusitis. Recently our focus has been my menstrual cycle after suffering from severe PMS, menstrual pain and heavy/long menstruations. After only a few visits, Annette’s reflexology treatments have reduced the pain, intensity, and duration of my periods. Annette has always displayed impressive knowledge, empathy and kindness. I feel at ease and welcome in her presence and always look forward to my next treatment. Thank you!
I want to bless you my dear and loved Annette with the best blessing that it’s possible to request. I hope that you will continue to spread your light in the world and help more and more women. Only your clients can understand how much you give of your heart and soul in every treatment, how much you are special and devoted and professional. There is no way I can thank you for how you have helped me during my journey. You are one of a kind! I can’t wait to come back to your loving hands because a practitioner like you is for life.
I want to thank you. Since I came to you in January until now (May) I have not had the ovulation pain that I used to experience every month for the last few years.
I don’t know what you did but you are magic. Thank you so much.
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