What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
The Mayo Clinic describes Polycystic Ovary Syndrome as a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age.
In the normal cycle of egg production, the follicles in the ovaries contain eggs which develop until the follicle ruptures during ovulation, and the egg is released. Sometimes, the follicle does not release the eggs, and these can form cysts. When multiple follicles develop cysts, it is called “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome” (poly means many).
Women with PCOS often have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods. The ovaries naturally produce hormone androgen. Estrogen, (the female version of androgen), is converted out of hormone androgen. Often women who suffer from PCOS have too much of the male hormone androgen in their bodies if this conversion does not take place.
Symptoms of PCOS
There are many issues associated with PCOS including pelvic pain, fatigue, infertility and weight gain. The Mayo Clinic focusses on three specific symptoms: (1)
- Irregular periods. Infrequent, irregular or prolonged menstrual cycles are the most common sign of PCOS. For example, you might have fewer than nine periods a year, more than 35 days between periods and abnormally heavy periods.
- Excess androgen. Elevated levels of male hormone may result in physical signs, such as excess facial and body hair (hirsutism), and occasionally severe acne and male-pattern baldness.
- Polycystic ovaries. Your ovaries might be enlarged and contain follicles that surround the eggs. As a result, the ovaries might fail to function regularly.
Causes of PCOS
While most agree the exact cause of PCOS isn’t known, certain factors have been identified in playing a role. The Mayo Clinic1 identifies the following:
- Excessive insulin. Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar, your body’s primary energy supply. If your cells become resistant to the action of insulin, then your blood sugar levels can rise, and your body might produce more insulin. Excess insulin might increase androgen production, causing difficulty with ovulation.
- Low-grade inflammation. This term is used to describe white blood cells’ production of substances to fight infection. Research has shown that women with PCOS have a type of low-grade inflammation that stimulates polycystic ovaries to produce androgens, which can lead to heart and blood vessel problems.
- Heredity. Research suggests that specific genes might be linked to PCOS.
- Excess androgen. The ovaries produce abnormally high levels of androgen, resulting in hirsutism and acne.
Healing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Medical suggestions for healing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome include the following:
- Healthy Eating
- Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
- Exercising and Losing Weight
- Eliminating Toxins
- Blood Sugar Control
- Anti-inflammatory Treatments
- Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Pulsed-Electromagnetic therapy intensifies these treatment strategies.
While we were unable to find direct studies on PCOS and PEMF, what we do know is there are immediate areas where PEMF can help with causal factors such as excess insulin, inflammation, and hormonal imbalance.
Reducing Excessive Insulin and Eliminating Toxins
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, which acts like a key that unlocks (or activates) the cells to absorb carbohydrates (i.e. glucose or sugar). The kidneys and liver will clear the insulin from the body after it is used.
In the case of women suffering from PCOS, there is an excess of insulin found in the body, and this excess is responsible for the creation of androgens (the male hormone).
PEMF helps reduce excessive insulin by improving the blood supply system in the body. PEMF positively charging the blood cells and thereby eliminates the Rouleaux effect (the clumping of the blood cells), allowing blood to flow through the fine capillaries, taking in oxygen, absorbing nutrients, and delivering them throughout the body.
Too much of any substance makes it toxic. If the body cannot remove toxins immediately, because the liver and kidneys are overworked, they are stored in the visceral fat until processed for elimination. Toxins in the body are reduced when the blood is working effectively and able to entering the fine capillaries delivering oxygen and nutrients and removing waste products.
Specific protocols available in the Curatron PC and 3D systems target liver and kidney resonance, energizing the organs to perform their designed tasks. In the case of someone suffering from PCOS, this would include the clearing of excess insulin from the blood. Curatron also has settings to help with Acne.
Reducing Inflammation with PEMF
There are multiple reasons for inflammation. The body has a response mechanism to infection and injury (which can cause infection to occur). The body releases white blood cells as its primary response to an intrusion. These are followed by the T cells, which are designed to kill infecting or damaged cells, so they are replaced. However, once the initial infection is controlled, the T cells often remain, and the inflammation can become chronic. If the T cells are not signalled to end their mission, they continue to multiply, and chronic inflammation can occur. Chronic inflammation diseases included rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, certain types of ulcers, periodontitis, ulcerative colitis (and Crohn’s disease), sinusitis, hepatitis, tuberculosis, asthma etc.
PEMF reduces inflammation in the body. The Journal of Inflammation Research stated the following:
The anti-inflammatory applications of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) are well known. Immunological studies show that PEMF, even low-intensity PEMF, can interact with cells and tissues. For example, the effect of PEMF on the immune system in phagocytic cells alone has attracted attention because of the role that extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF-EMF) plays in decreasing the growth rate of bacteria. Interest in PEMF therapy has increased rapidly in recent years due to its advantages over other treatments. Benefits include low cost, ready availability, ease of localized application, few if any side effects, and indefinite shelf life… PEMF can be applied almost immediately after insult and can penetrate even poorly vascularized tissue…. (2)
Maintaining Hormonal Balance and Reducing Stress
Later in life, when a woman enters menopause, estrogen levels drop and can cause several issues, including hormonal imbalance. PEMF also helps restore balance for those suffering from hormonal imbalance. An animal study in the International Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences reported the following:
The results and finding of this research gives an insight that, after the menopause, the therapeutic method of simultaneous electromagnetic pulse – exercise, and electromagnetic pulse and exercise individually, will meaningfully increase the estrogen level compared to control group.(3)
PEMF has been shown to help with the hormones that cause stress. It can help reduce the production of natural stress hormones such as cortisol and aldosterone, calming the body. It also works on the kidneys and the hypothalamus of the brain to trigger the production of anti-stress hormones. Remember, the body is a chemical-electrical machine, and electrical signals trigger chemical reactions, which cause a heightened sense of urgency and anxiety. PEMF can help restore the body to its normal “rest state.” For more information on stress, see our article on Mental Health: Stress, Anxiety, Depression and PEMF. The Curatron treats many symptoms of anxiety and depression with software featuring pre-programmed settings such as anti-anxiety, depression, stress, relaxation, relaxation EEG waves, stomach relaxation, sleep disturbances, sedation, phobia, etc. designed to help bring the body into its natural rest state.
How can you benefit with PEMF?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a complex disease with far-reaching issues. PEMF has many of the tools required to help manage the symptoms as you experience them. By charging your blood, you can increase oxygenation, nutritional uptake and remove harmful toxins. PEMF can help maintain a healthy hormonal balance and reduce stress and anxiety. Stimulating healthy cell life reduces inflammation.
The important thing is to tackle the symptoms while they are minor before they can lead to more severe issues such as cancer.
Contact us today to discuss which device might be the most suitable for your needs.
1 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pcos/symptoms-causes/syc-20353439
2 Christina Ross and Benjamin Harrison, Journal of Inflammatory Medicine, March 2013, pages 45-51.
3 “Compare the effects of electromagnetic therapy and exercises on estrogen hormone”, International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences, 2016, 5, 11:443-451