Emotions and Hormonal Imbalances
Women can suffer from a variety of complaints during different stages of their lives caused, or at least contributed to by hormone imbalances. These include PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, cysts, infertility, breast cancer, peri-menopause and menopause.
Premenstral syndrome (PMS), polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, cysts and infertility seem to be the result of oestrogen dominance. Adequate levels of progesterone are essential to effectively counterbalance your oestrogens throughout the menstrual cycle. A decline in progesterone levels allows the oestrogens to go unopposed which results in a condition known as estrogen dominance. Symptoms of oestrogen dominance include: irregular and/or heavy periods, bloating and fluid retention, breast swelling, mood swings, weight gain, fuzzy thinking, anxiety, depression, acne, fatigue, decreased sex drive, facial hair and headaches.
The aging process is also thought to decrease progesterone production which is known as peri-menopause, which can occur any time from your mid 30′s to late 40′s. The menstral cycle may become quite erratic during this time due to a decrease in progesterone production. The symptoms experienced are the same as those described above for oestrogen dominance.
Oestrogen dominance, or low progesterone production, as modern medicine sees it, may possibly be due to genetics, diet (insulin resistance), aging and/or environmental factors. The teachings of the ancient wisdom through many sages in the past from Pythagoras, Patanjali, Plato, etc all describe how our emotions are responsible for all our illness and disease. When emotions are not dealt with, and thus buried into the body, they create a stagnation or excess in the etheric (energetic) body which then affects the corresponding physical body.
The undealt with emotions of self loathing and/or a lack of self worth experienced by most women is the underlying emotional hurts which is the cause of oestrogen dominance. To protect yourself from these hurts women disconnect from their natural nurturing and gentle way of being, often described as a stillness, beingness or femaleness, opting for a more protective hardness which is a doing, driving and achieving male energy. This causes women to lose their ability to self nurture as they operate from a more male (doing) energy which is a harder way of being than that which comes naturally for a women. These emotional hurts are buried in the etheric ovaries creating a stagnation in the corresponding physical glands which results in suppressed ovarian function. This causes a decline in progesterone production by the ovaries creating a hormone imbalance in the physical body which ultimately causes estrogen dominance and its corresponding illness.
Those women who excessively live life from the hardness (male energy) often have this reflected back to them with elevated testosterone levels. If this is the case you need to let go of the hardness and reconnect to the gentle, nurturing loveliness it is being a women. Low progesterone levels reflect you have lost connection with your natural nurturing aspect. Self love, self acceptance and self nurturing will help heal the hurts of self loathing and lack of self worth and thus overcome these imbalances.
As illustrated above the teaching of the ancient wisdom agrees with the assessment of modern medicine but goes deeper to explain why and how the hormone imbalance were initiated. Therefore the ancient wisdom and modern medicine complement each other perfectly.
Continuing, as women progress further along the time line and approaches menopause progesterone levels continue to decline in addition to declining oestrogen levels. This usually results with an improvement in peri-menopausal symptoms, as now the imbalance between the two hormones is not as great, however a new list of symptoms develop due to low oestrogen levels. These may include: hot flushes, night sweats, loss of sexual desire, vaginal dryness, fuzzy thinking, urinary tract infections and dry skin.
These menopausal symptoms on the emotional level are due to not accepting (or resisting) their femaleness or nurturing aspect that the oestrogen dominance was trying to show them was much needed. Menopause is a time in life where the women should shift her focus from her children and others onto herself connecting more deeply with her femaleness (stillness) and self nurturing. If she does not accept this she begins to react to the process, or resists it, which creates the menopausal symptoms. On the physical level her stagnated and suppressed ovaries no longer produce sufficient amounts of oestrogen so her levels drop which modern medicine contributes as the cause of the menopausal symptoms. In truth it is not the drop in oestrogen itself that causes the symptoms but the resistance to the process by the women.
The ideal treatment for any of the conditions mentioned above would include addressing the underlying emotional issue responsible for creating the imbalance in the physiology to begin with, in addition to rectifying the hormone imbalance itself to ensure that the whole being is being treated and not just a part of it. This is a true holistic healing and not just a temporal relief of symptoms in order to simply function without any physical discomfort which is often the treatment sort by many.