Herbal medicine has a long history of traditional use, throughout the world, for menstrual irregularities and fertility. More recently, scientific research has been showing positive results for herbal and nutritional treatments for polycystic ovarian syndrome, and deepening our understanding of the underlying causes. We now know that herbs and nutrients can be used to adjust levels of specific hormones and encourage the normal, healthy function of organs. Teamed with modifying our diet and forming good habits in our daily lives, these therapies can form the basis of long-lasting hormonal change.
Whilst there are some effective natural medicines available over the counter, herbs and nutrients are best prescribed by a trained Herbalist, Nutritionist or Naturopath (both Herbalist & Nutritionist). When choosing a natural medicine practitioner look for someone with a sound education in Science and who is a member of a government-recognised Professional Association. This means that the practitioner is bound by a duty of care that ensures that they do no harm. Ask to see their qualifications. There are a range of treatments that your practitioner may select for you. Here are my 10 favourite: