SYSTEM: Reproductive - Glandular (endocrine)
SHAPE: Almond shape
SIZE: 1 inch diameter
LOCATION: In pelvic cavity, on each side of uterus (see page Ovary-title page and page Ovary-5)
FUNCTION: Produces and releases eggs and various hormones mainly estrogen and progesterone.
KINESIOLOGY: Place 2 fingers 3 1/2 inches below the navel and 2 1/2 inches left or right of middle of the body seam. (See page Ovary-9)
IRIDOLOGY: In both eyes. In the right eye 7:00 to 7:10 and in the left eye at 4:50 to 5:00 may or may not be touching the autonomic nerve wreath. A small closed lesion in zones 5 or 6 could indicate cyst on ovary. Not all cyst show. (see page Ovary-10)
REFLEXOLOGY: Along side the heel of the foot or the wrist. (See page Ovary-11)
HELPS TO IMPROVE FUNCTION: Proper hormonal balance between progesterone and estrogen. Good liver function.
DETRIMENTAL TO ITS HEALTH : Stress, caffeine drinks and birth control pills.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS/HEALTH CONDITIONS:
Profuse, tardy, suppressed or painful menstruation, or infertility.
Of the ovarian follicle (hair like that propels a mature egg) - an overproduction of estrogen which may contribute to heavy irregular or prolonged periods.
Of the corpus luteum (lining of the uterus which is either shed every month or nourishes a fetus) an overproduction of progesterone suppressed menses.
Follicle (hair like protrusion which releases egg) - Cyst may develop. Lack of estrogen production which symptoms may include: sore breast especially around menses, infertility, suppressed menses.
Corpus luteum (main part of ovary) - Lack of estrogen production which symptoms include heavy, irregular, or prolonged menstruation.
MAIN MINERALS: Calcium, Zinc, Fluorine, Iodine, Iron, Phosphorus and Silicon
MAIN VITAMINS: A, B complex, B-12, E and F
Estrogen - Secondary sex characteristics and promotes ovulation, helps the body break up old tissue.
Progesterone - Prepares body during pregnancy but during pregnancy comes from placenta
Progesterone and estrogen balance is needed for a normal menstrual cycle. Progesterone stops the menstruation and prepares the uterus for pregnancy. Estrogen starts menstruation and helps (along with oxytocin from pituitary) in labor.
Vitamin A helps lubricate fallopian tubes which might help prevent tubal pregnancy.
Ovulation (expulsion of a matured egg) occurs 13 to 15 days before the following menstruation.
After an egg has broken free from the ovary the follicle is suppose to undergo shrinkage and disappear, sometimes it doesn't; the follicle sight then becomes a cyst.
NATURAL APPROACH TO FEMALE PROBLEMS by Stan Malstrom
EVERY WOMAN'S HANDBOOK by Paavo Airola
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