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.

Ruth Griffiths

Ruth has had a lifelong interest in and passion for nature, natural medicine, and the human experience. She began her studies in Health Science, Aromatherapy, Remedial Therapies, including Manual Lymphatic Drainage, in Melbourne over 25 years ago. On completion of these studies, Ruth operated a clinic for 8 years in the Grampians region, specializing in […]

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Lou Chalmer – Autoimmune Disease, Counselling, And Philosophy

Lou is a certified Functional Nutrition Consultant, Heartmath and Immune Function Practitioner and Counsellor in training. Lou’s interest in health and wellbeing was sparked many years ago, but she decided to pursue a career in wine and environmental science. After working on her PhD in Regenerative Agriculture for two years, she decided that she would […]

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Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   Her journey into studying Naturopathy started when she was 18 years old.  Katherine  has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as a naturopath and support them through their […]

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Gurudaya – Shiatsu Therapist, Kundalini Yoga Instructor

Gurudaya is a practitioner of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies and a Kundalini Yoga instructor. She completed her studies of Kinesiology in 2004, followed by Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2007, and Shiatsu in 2014. She has found Shiatsu to be her preferred method for treating clients, for the calm and quiet mindfulness it promotes in […]

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