Since finding out that I have PCOS (nearly a year ago), I feel like I tried everything under the sun to help control my symptoms and help me get my period back. After about 5 months of no period, I finally took another step in this journey – giving acupuncture a try. I’ve done acupuncture years ago but it hurt quite bad (that shouldn’t have happened) so my delay in trying this for my acupuncture was understandable.
After searching for a doctor, quite a few people recommended Dr. Prinisha Jugroop from Blissful Acupuncture. I immediately made an appointment to see her and after just 2 sessions, my period returned! I’ve now been seeing her for the past 5 months and she has helped me treat issues like pain, anxiety, inflammation, help me to increse my fertility and get my period back more regularly. I chatted to her about some of the common questions I got regarding these treatments which you can read more about below:
No, I’m not pregnant” the amount of times I’ve had to answer this question recently is utterly ridiculous (BTW, if you have to ask someone if they’re pregnant then maybe consider that it’s actually not your business to know in the first place). If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have come across my post all about my PCOS and current fertility struggles. This blog post is mainly based on that very first post that kickstarted the whole conversation except now, I am going to delve a little deeper and share a little bit more about my journey, what I’ve been doing and the resources that I have been finding helpful.
*Grab a cup of tea and get comfortable, this is going to be a long one.
While for some time, my Fibromyalgia pain and symptoms have been somewhat under control, about 2 months ago, I started feeling worse than ever. It eventually got so bad that my pain level reminded me of what it felt like when I just got diagnosed 9 years ago. An increase in insomnia, stress, pain and inflammation were the most prominent and, under all of that, lurked the smaller symptoms like headaches, dizziness, fatigue and difficulty walking. I knew it was time to visit Dr. Graham for a follow up and, since that day, have felt like a shiny, brand new person.
As many of you know by now, I regularly go to Skin Renewal for treatments which, coupled with eating plans by Dr Graham, has drastically improved the tone and texture of my skin. I thought I would do a follow up post from this one to talk about how I have been handling my lifestyle changes, the challenges that come along with it and some of the things I have incorporated into my everyday living.
We all know that Rooibos tea has some amazing health benefits, but exactly how good is it for us? I got some expert advice from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and promise that before the end of this post, you’ll be rushing towards the kettle to brew yourself a cup.