I have worked in fertility acupuncture for so long that it did not surprise me what Arizona State University found in a recent study:
"The research team also measured the amounts of different hormones in the blood, like progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. Hormones are chemicals made by the body that regulate organs and body systems and send information. The hormone levels in the hysterectomy-only group were different from the group that had no reproductive tract alterations, even though both of these groups still had ovaries."Even though the ovaries were structurally similar across all the groups, the hormones that were produced in the group that received hysterectomy alone resulted in a different hormone profile,” said Koebele, who has a fellowship from the National Institute on Aging for her doctoral research. “Hormones affect both brain and other body systems, and having an altered hormonal profile could impact the trajectory of cognitive aging and could create different health risks.""
Here is a link to that study:
Western medicine is only beginning to understand the complex nature of the female body. Mostly because almost ALL of western medical testing happens on middle aged men. Yep. Men. There is barely little to no testing done on women or children for that matter. If you would like to watch an interesting TED talk on this I recommend this one:
So if you are considering getting your uterus out. I would think about it a few more seconds and ask yourself these three things:
1. Do I really need this surgery? Will getting it stop me from dying?
>>>If yes, DO IT!
>>>If no, ask the next question.
2. Do I want to put myself through a risky surgery?
>>>If yes, do you know the risks: here's a few from the Mayo clinic
>>>If no, ask the final question.
3. Is there any other way that I can deal with this? Have I tried acupuncture, chiropractic care, hormone therapies, or dietary changes?
>>>If yes, than maybe you should try a different therapist or talk to your doctor again.
>>>If no, please contact me here at Bumblebee Acupuncture. I would be happy to help you find a therapist in your region that specializes in your area of need if you don't live in mine.
Heather "Maya" Suzuki
Maya Suzuki has helped women, men and children using acupuncture and moxa in fertility, maternity, and pediatrics for over ten years.