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How to Lower LH and FSH Levels Naturally

Updated April 07, 2017

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) are essential parts of the menstrual cycle. FSH signals that the ovaries should produce follicles, through which an egg will be released. When a follicle is fully mature, a surge of LH signals that the egg should be released, causing ovulation. When levels of FSH and LH are too high, this can interfere with ovulation and conception. Although there are prescription drugs that can assist with balancing hormones, many women choose to use a natural approach, such as yoga, acupuncture or Chinese medicine, to lower FSH and LH levels.

Exercise. Increasing blood flow to the ovaries can decrease the production of both FSH and LH naturally. Exercises that concentrate on the pelvic region, such as yoga and Pilates, can increase the flow of blood to the ovaries naturally.

Consider using Chinese herbs to decrease your FSH and LH levels. These treatments are not monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Practitioners of Chinese medicine can create a blend of herbal supplements that may help lower your hormone levels. Since herbal treatments can be potent and are not FDA approved, it is beneficial to consult with a doctor regularly during treatment.

Consult a practitioner of acupuncture. Treatment with acupuncture can also increase the flow of blood to the ovaries, helping to lower levels of LH and FSH. Consulting with a doctor during treatments can help you monitor your progress and can help your practitioner adjust treatments to increase their effectiveness.

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Gwen Wark is a freelance writer working from London, Dublin, and New York. She has been a published writer since 1998 with works appearing in both university and local publications. Her current writing projects include SEO, web copy, print and advertising features. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in history from Rutgers University.