PCOS and stress are common bedfellows and to get well this must be addressed.
Let everything go from the tips of your toes to the top of your head …
Does it sound like hippy talk to you, or have you ever meditated? ( I highly recommend it!)
The wellness industry continues to thrive as people all over the world seek strategies to help them improve their health.
This is no different for those suffering from PCOS, maybe like you?
Meditation is great for PCOS and can provide you with a wide range of wonderful health benefits (as well as relaxing your thoughts about both PCOS and stress!)
Here are three:
1. Blood Sugar Health
Relaxation in the form of meditation can increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin receptors.
The role of meditation in contributing to insulin sensitivity has been cited in numerous journals, including the North American Journal Of Medical Sciences.
2. Improved Digestion
Another wonderful health benefit of meditation is improved digestion. The digestive system is under great stress in many of the PCOS patients I see. Digestion is reduced during active periods, such as when we’re exercising or stressed because the body works to use as much energy as possible to solve the current problem.
Individuals who are interested in the science behind how meditation aids digestive processes should note that the restful activity enables the stomach to relax, which in turn allows our digestive enzymes to start working optimally.
Factors such as sustained stress and poor chewing habits limit the efficacy of our digestive enzymes, thereby decreasing the likelihood that we will attain all the nutrition in our food. Meditating for just a few minutes directly prior to a meal has been shown to increase the efficacy of the body’s digestive processes.
Irritable bowel syndrome has been shown to be helped with meditation, and I see lots of women with PCOS struggling with irate intestines. You can read my 16 Point Checklist For A Better PCOS Gut here too.
3. Immune System Support
As numerous research studies have clearly shown, meditation can play a profoundly positive role in enhancing the function of the immune system. There are several reasons why this correlation has been identified, and one of the primary reasons is that meditation offsets the power and prevalence of stress, a key factor in weakening the immune system.
So this begs the question…
How can I meditate?
Here are three easy ways to begin:
– By listening to meditative music (there are many on YouTube)
– By following a guided meditation (listen to this one I had created especially for us women with PCOS)
– By taking meditation classes
Summing Up Meditation For PCOS
If you’re serious about leading a healthy, happy and PCOS sign and symptom-free life, regular meditation can help you accomplish your objective. As noted above, meditation can contribute to regulated blood sugar, improved digestion, and immune system support. With these three benefits alone, meditation is a powerful step for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome to lead a life of well-being and positivity.
From PCOS to perfect health, with love,
Dr. Rebecca Harwin
The PCOS Expert
Chiropractor & Bestselling Author of
Conquer Your PCOS Naturally