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PCOS – when being “manly” saves your life

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder affecting about 10 percent of women, making PCOS one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders among women of reproductive age.

This condition starts with insulin resistance, causing the body to produce extra insulin to compensate for the resistance, and that extra insulin causes the ovaries to produce high levels of testosterone, which interferes with the development of the follicles (the sacs in the ovaries where eggs develop) and prevents normal ovulation.

Emotional patterns associated with PCOS:

  • Feeling blocked and disconnected from femininity (and your mother)

  • Feeling overburdened by responsibilities (feeling controlled, trapped, helpless)

  • Feeling insecure being delicate, receptive, creative (and having positive associations with being “manly”)

  • Resentment and anger towards men, masculine female figures, and feminine roles in society

The predispositions for this condition are often inherited from ancestry.

Explore your maternal grandmother’s life. Was she left by her male partner or husband and had to become a “strong woman”? Did she feel appreciated as a woman or did she feel resentful about being a housewife?

Is there a family history of being forced to get pregnant and carry to term?

Explore your own life prior to this condition surfacing. How safe and easy was it to be a woman? What did femininity mean to you? What did your mother teach you about being a female? In your experience and world view: what “bad” happens to delicate, feminine, receptive, creative, beautiful, fertile women?

Supportive affirmations:

“I experience my feminine power through my ability to ask for help and feel supported. “

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. Does asking for support make you feel weak?

  2. How do you feel about patriarchal society?

  3. What responsibilities were you given that you resent?

  4. Who do you have to prove wrong?

  • Spearmint tea

  • Rest and play

  • Lowering processed sugars consumption (before you eliminate sugars, explore positive associations with added sweeteners: what in your life seems bitter? Where in your life you need more sweetness?), focusing on mineral-rich diet

  • Optimizing the circadian rhythm

  • Wild Oat Flower Essence

  • Moonstone and Carnelian crystal stones

  • Clary Sage EO


Ancestral values, womb and birth trauma, ongoing emotional conflicts, and limiting beliefs need to be addressed to heal the root of this condition.

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