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 Serge Benhayon of Universal Medicine describes how our emotions are responsible for all our illness and disease. When emotions are not delt 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 emotions of self loathing and/or a lack of self worth experienced by many women is the underlying emotional cause of oestrogen dominance. These emotional issues cause you to not be in rhythm of your femaleness (stillness) and thus not self nurture which results in being run or operating in more of a male (doing) energy which is a harder way of being than that which comes naturally for a women. These emotions 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. Once the physiology has been affected by a hormone imbalance it then creates the environment in the physical body to produce the corresponding illness and disease. The teaching of the ancient wisdom agrees with the assessment of modern medicine but goes deeper to explain why and how the hormone imbalance was initiated. Therefore the ancient wisdom and modern medicine complement each other perfectly.
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.