Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) can both lead to you experiencing menopause symptoms.

Although you are not actually going through true menopause, the symptoms that you get are absolutely those of the menopause.

These symptoms may leave you tired, chilled (or overheated) and moody.

Please take a moment to watch our video about the 5 stages of healing and browse this entire page to learn more about its symptoms, causes, and what you can do.

Common Symptoms of Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) or Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)

  • A lack of menstrual bleeding
  • Feeling tired in the late afternoon (3 – 5) with a pickup around 6
  • Short cycles
  • Early ovulation or no ovulation
  • Perhaps chilling easily or…
  • Perhaps signs of heat inside with hot flashes and night sweats
  • Moodiness
  • Vaginal dryness

When you feel as if you’re going through the menopause, it may not come as a surprise when your doctor tells you that you are exhibiting those signs.

When the symptoms of menopause begin, it’s because your ovaries are tired and your hormonal communication is confused.

Right now, your test may show that your hormone levels are not normal.

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) May Be Very High

FSH is a hormone released by the pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of follicles in your ovaries. If your ovaries don’t seem to be responding to the normal level of FSH, your pituitary gland will tell your Follicle Stimulating Hormone to put out higher levels in an effort to get those follicles growing.

These symptoms may leave you tired, chilled (or overheated) and moody.

Consequences of High FSH

The ovaries respond to these high FSH levels by giving out an even stronger signal that they are not going to react.

FSH’s job is to knock on the doors of the ovaries and tell them to “make follicles”. When FSH is in overdrive it is as if too many telemarketers are knocking on the ovaries’ doors. The ovaries just want peace and quiet so they refuse to answer the knock on the door.

Hormones react to each other and give and take feedback with the brain. So if there are events that throw off this communication then everything goes awry.

These symptoms may leave you tired, chilled (or overheated) and moody.

Estrogen May Be Very Low

If FSH is high then your levels of estrogen become lower. The opposite is also true. If your estrogen is high then your FSH will be low.

Why is Estrogen Affected?

Good ovarian health depends on good communication between hormones. If those hormones start to act and / or interact in an unexpected way, then all of the hormones get confused which leads to hormone imbalance and everything gets chaotic.

Consequences of Low Estrogen

When the estrogen production is reduced then the follicles don’t have enough time to fully develop, so there is no chance for conception. Even if there was a chance, the low levels of estrogen allow the uterine lining to become too thin for implantation.

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH)

When your tests show that this hormone is lower than it should be, it indicates that the cocoon that holds all of your undeveloped eggs is depleted and not able to function.

Consequences of Low AMH

The bottom line is that fewer eggs come forward. You may have many eggs waiting for the chance to develop but the environment they need to grow in has been depleted.

How Western Medicine Views This

Your doctor will assume that there are no eggs because if you had a lot of eggs, your tests would show a certain level of hormones – and that level is just not showing up.

How Eastern Medicine and Radiant Wonder View This

The environment where the eggs are supposed to flourish is depleted and low. If you can renew the health of the environment, then more, healthier eggs are likely to appear.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It – Research Backs This Up

There is research to support this theory. After years of observed clinical success, there have been studies that strongly imply that you can turn back your biological clock and see a renewal of sexual vitality and hormonal balance.

In fact, one of these studies, which included 1600 women, suggested that you would have a 50% better chance of getting pregnant with Chinese herbal formulas than with other treatments.

The Western Medicine Treatment

The Western treatment for POF is usually estrogen replacement therapy – a version of HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). This is not helpful for a woman who dreams of conceiving one day.

Taking estrogen regularly will put your ovaries to sleep.

Why Chinese Medicine and Radiant Wonder May Offer You Hope For Premature Ovarian Failure When Other Avenues Have Failed

The great secret and the great gift of Chinese Medicine is that it is the study of the body’s energy and the study of the internal energetic interactions between organ systems.

What is Premature Ovarian Failure if not a lack of energy? There is an underlying fatigue. Many diagnostic tests may come back as hypo – which means acting under the normal rate of functioning. See the symptoms listed below.*

Chinese Medicine has helped people to regain dynamic energy for thousands of years. One of the reasons it has been so successful is that it recognizes that you are unique.

For instance, you and your friend may both have been diagnosed with POF – but you always feel cold and she is overheating with hot flashes.

These symptoms are different and require different approaches.

What are the symptoms of hypo (organ energy under the normal rate of functioning)?

• A lack of menstrual bleeding tells us there is deficiency of blood and energy. *

• Feeling tired – especially in the late afternoon. At Radiant Wonder we see this is an important symptom indicating a low reproductive energy. This symptom normally disappears in a month.

 • The low sexual fluids are another important symptom. We call this fluid Yin. Essence is a clear fluid in the body that keeps the organs supple, flexible and youthful. If this is low with the right program you will see an increase quickly.

• If the cervical mucus and sexual fluids are low it is like the coolant in the car being low. Your body will overheat. Hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats may appear.

• If you tend to chill easily it can easily be related to a low overall energy.

In Western Medicine, Blood Cells Come From Stem Cells and are Produced in Bone Marrow

The most energy is produced in the digestive system.

The energy you run on is produced little tiny organelles called mitochondria which are inside every cell in your body. Cells with an increased need for energy contain greater numbers of these organelles than cells with lower energy.

Guess where the greatest concentration of mitochondria are in the body? Where does your body need more energy that anywhere else? In your digestive system.

That makes sense to Chinese Medicine because we see that as the source of all the energy you run on everyday. We call it your Checking Account Energy. Tremendous energy comes from the ATP generated in the digestive system.

In Chinese Medicine, the Digestive System Becomes a Manufacturing Plant for Making the Blood and Energy You Need For a Healthy Menses

Ancient doctors knew the digestive system was an energy production plant – and they knew there was an intimate relationship between energy and blood.

They recognized that if the digestive system is weak and fatigued, it cannot produce adequate amounts of blood.
You need the right nutrition, including protein.

Without the right diet your body cannot repair tissue, build muscle, form immune and blood cells, synthesize enzymes nor manufacture hormones.

Chinese Medicine advises taking the right herbal formulas and eating foods that will help to build blood so that you can recommence the production of the levels of blood that you need for a healthy menses.

As you change how you are feeling your hormonal levels will naturally rebalance.

This is why we want you to start listening to how you feel, both physically and mentally.

And this is why we encourage you to retest in 3-6 months with your doctor. First you see the symptoms change, and stay steady for a month or two. Then you retest for inspiration.

We want you to step up to your own power. You have developed a health team: Your doctor, your other health care providers, and Radiant Wonder. We want you to know that YOU are the most important partner in the team you have created. When you understand what you can do for yourself, you will feel empowered.

Your doctor can not regulate your hormones, he/she can only override your hormonal system. This does not regulate it. You are the only one who has the power to actually balance your hormones. Very few circumstances will interfere with this process.

How to Get Healthy Hormone Levels and Restore Their Communication

Our Premature Ovarian Failure Program

Given the proper deep nutrition of herbal formulas and energy techniques, you can activate your body’s natural healing mechanisms. We’ve supported many women as they renewed their fertility health, created a healthy environment for their eggs, and went on to become pregnant and give birth to healthy, beautiful babies.

Premature Ovarian Failure Program

April’s Success Story

Amanda……..we did it!

Tested positive today. I fully attribute the chance to make this happen to Radiant Wonder herbs. I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure, told my eggs were gone, my ovaries were “dead”, with no chance for anything but donor egg.

I feel like my body has been rejuvenated. Even before the pregnancy I felt the changes you promised – more energy, more peaceful feelings, better sleep, less (to now “no”) headaches. Instead of feeling dragged down and depressed I kept feeling hopeful.

It looks like it was for good reason. Now, to get through the first trimester. Ten months later: Wanted to share a picture of our new little bundle of joy with you.

We will never forget the gift you gave us. I will call you as soon as I have a chance.

Much love.

April C.

Chicago, IL