PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome:
Having PCOS means having follicles (also known as cysts) formed on the ovaries, which indicates the ovaries’ inability to ovulate and release an egg each month. This disruption in ovulation is one of the most common causes of infertility among women.
The symptoms and major issues occurred with PCOS may include:
- Irregular menstrual cycle with skipped periods for months and/or sudden heavy bleeding that last days.
- Excessive growth of facial and/or body hair.
- Scalp hair loss
- Excessive weight gain.
Besides infertility, PCOS increase women’s chances of having diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure, which are plausible contributors to heart attack and stroke. So, if you find yourself having some of these symptoms, it would be best to get professional advice for diagnosis.
PCOS Treatment using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine:
First thing first, it is important to understand that PCOS is a common hormonal condition that affects 12 to 18 per cent of women of any age before menopause. Even though PCOS can influence women’s reproductive system and fertility, it is also treatable.
Acupuncture in combination with Chinese Herbal Medicine could be used to improve problems caused by PCOS, especially issues related to infertility.
When treating PCOS with acupuncture, needles are positioned along the points related to the reproductive system (e.g.: the abdominal region). This will help improve the functioning and blood flow through the uterus and ovaries. It will also help normalise and balance hormone levels, regulate periods which increase women’s chances at conceiving.
Chinese Herbal Medicine, which is often tailored to each individual, acts as a great support to acupuncture when targeting the symptoms of PCOS.
Why choose Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to treat PCOS?
Unlike other methods (e.g. The Pill, hormones medications) that do relieve PCOS symptoms but tend to negatively influence your fertility in the long term, acupuncture is a much more natural approach to balancing hormones and regulating periods.
Following the principles of Chinese Medicine, not only will Dr Christine Cui help you tackle the symptoms of PCOS, she will also improve your general well-being by reducing stress, relieve muscle tensions, etc, which had been proven to improve reproduction health and fertility.