Seed Cycling

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Many women experience pain, heavy bleeding, PMS, bleeding infrequently, and premenstrual discomfort during their menstrual cycles. Often times, this symptoms are a result of a hormonal imbalance. Many hormonal problems are caused by estrogen dominance which means the level of progesterone is not high enough to balance the estrogen in your body. Signs and symptoms of estrogen dominance include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, heavy bleeding, menstrual cramps, depression and anxiety, decreased sex drive, breast tenderness, PMS, headaches, and more. There are countless environmental toxins which contribute to estrogen dominance, including plastics, air pollutants, personal care products, non-organic foods, and certain dairy and meat products.

The practice of Seed Cycling uses the oils and lignans in seeds to promote balanced hormones. Lignans are chemical compounds found in plants that assist our hormone receptor sites to more effectively do their jobs. There are two main phases of the menstrual cycle: The first half is called the follicular phase which starts with the first day of the menstrual period and ends around day 14 when ovulation is set to begin. The second half of the cycle is called the luteal phase which begins around cycle day 15 and goes until the onset of your period. The main hormone during the luteal phase is progesterone. With seed cycling we focus on different seeds and oils during the first and second halves of your cycle to allow you to naturally balance your hormones and harmonize your body's natural functionality.

Give Bradenton Community Acupuncture a call today to learn more about Seed Cycling!

*Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors 

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