Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

REGULATE – Yinstill’s custom PCOS supplement

REGULATE – Yinstill custom PCOS supplement

Interview with Dr Katie Jones about the supplements used to manage PCOS. The purpose of the Yinstill Regulate supplement was to create a simple, yet effective, all-in-one formula for our PCOS patients. Its key ingredients work synergistically to increase insulin sensitivity, decrease androgen activity, improve egg maturation, and encourage more regular ovulation…
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Functional Medical Testing

At Yinstill we offer a variety of testing to suit the needs of each patient. Any combination of the tests listed below may be recommended to those struggling with reproductive and/or health challenges. Since we know fertility optimization is dependent on the cultivation of whole health, precision medical practices to individualize your treatment plan is necessary, and testing is an important step.


Both male and female hormone status may help discover underlying issues that could be causing reproductive challenges.

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The 6 Causes of Infertility

The following is an important overview of the true causes of disease such as infertility and related conditions [Endometriosis, PCOS, male factor infertility, etc]. This simple overview makes it easy to understand where we need to put more focus so that we can both optimize our reproductive health, and stay healthy for the long run!

The six causes of infertility and any other dis-ease in the body according to Chinese Medicine are;

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Oxidative stress has a well-established role in the cause of explained and unexplained infertility. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and protective antioxidants, and this influences the reproductive health of men and women. Reactive oxygen species (ROS), in excess, can cause disruption to normal cellular function and can damage cells (in particular mitochondria, & DNA of the sperm and egg) and tissues.

Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are increased by the consumption of sugars and oxidized vegetable oils,


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Acupuncture Alters Sugar Metabolism & Gene Expression in PCOS

Recent research published in the journal NATURE concluded that low-frequency electroacupuncture with muscle contractions remodels epigenetic and transcriptional changes that elicit metabolic improvement[1]. In other words, after ONE electro-acupuncture treatment the authors reported a increase in whole body glucose (sugar) uptake, changes in the expression of over 2300 genes and changes in DNA methylation in over 7000 individual genes in the adipose (fat) tissue of women with PCOS.

So if ONE acupuncture treatment can manifest these kinds of changes in the sugar metabolism and fat tissue of women with PCOS,

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How castor oil can help PCOS symptoms

Castor oil has been known for centuries to help with various health issues. In terms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) it is used as a natural remedy to help decrease the size of cysts, prevent growth of cysts, help decrease inflammation, hormone regulation and metabolic balance. It is one of the most popular home remedies used for detoxification.

Benefits of castor oil for fertility:

It has been found to help congestion and stagnation in the pelvic floor,

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Supporting Follicular Genesis with Acupuncture and Self-Care

The egg you release this menstrual cycle has actually been in its final phase of maturation for the past 3 menstrual cycles. That is when the pre-antral follicle stage began; during this time the follicle grows from 0.2 mm to about 20 mm when the follicle is finally mature and the egg is ready for fertilization. Many follicles grow at the same time during the pre-antral stage. The follicles become “antral” once there is a fluid-filled sac which surrounds the egg.

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How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

A syndrome is defined as a group of symptoms that consistently occur together, and with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) the common symptoms women experience are related to hormonal imbalances, specifically, as Dr. Pentland says “the presence of multiple cysts on the ovaries, excess androgen levels (male hormones), irregular ovulation and menstrual cycles, and insulin resistance”. PCOS can present itself in a variety of ways, and so it often takes time before a person discovers that many of the physical symptoms they have been experiencing for some time can be explained through the lens of this syndrome and diagnosis.

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Yinstill Fertility Diet & Workbook

Learn how to optimize your fertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine dietary principles. Includes lots of great fertility-boosting recipes!