The name ‘polycystic ovarian syndrome’ is a bit misleading: it suggests the problem is mainly with the ovaries, and that you might have multiple ‘cysts’ on your ovaries. However, the cause of PCOS is hormonal: it is not a problem that affects just the ovaries, as the name might suggest.

4 Different Underlying Drivers of PCOS are:

  • insulin
  • inflammation
  • adrenal androgens
  • post-pill surge in androgens

Signs and Symptoms

  • Weight gain
  • Unwanted hair growth (known as hirsutism) on face, arms, abdomen, chest
  • Thinning hair on the head
  • Infertility
  • Irregular or NO menstrual cycles
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Acne
  • Darkening of skin/velvety skin under arms or breasts or back of neck
  • Mood changes-mood swings, anxiety, depression 

Naturopathic Perspective for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

We look for the underlying driver of PCOS and treat that which allows the body to balance hormone levels and symptoms to resolve. This means that we don’t have a one size fits all. We look at what YOUR symptoms and will refer you for testing so we can tailor a wellness plan specifically to YOU.

Please make an appointment with one of our naturopaths if you would like to know more.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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