PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is the leading cause of #infertility in women. The good news is: having PCOS doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant. While the hormone imbalance and metabolic issues caused by PCOS may interfere with fertility is also favourably treated with a combination of conventional medications, vitamins, dietary changes, exercise, lifestyle changes and of course…. #ACUPUNCTURE
Symptoms of PCOS include:
-Ovarian Cysts (diagnosed via ultrasound)
-Irregular menstrual cycles (fewer than 8 per year)
-Anovulation (Inability to release an oocyte aka ovulate)
-Excess Androgen (male) hormones -Excess body hair, particularly on the face and chin
-Increased body weight/high BMI (and difficulty losing weight with diet and exercise)
-Low energy/fatigue -Acne
Studies have shown that women who use acupuncture as part of an integrative approach to care have been able regulate their hormone levels and increase ovarian blood flow leading to higher pregnancy and live birth rates.
The benefits of using acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is that you will receive a customized treatment plan that treats YOU as a whole, not just the disease. PCOS presents differently for each person (some women don’t even know they have it), so it is important to take a thorough assessment and identify the underlying imbalances that are causes the presenting symptoms. Using a holistic approach, a Registered Acupuncturist is able to assess and diagnose a body system disorder based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles. Treatments are based on your TCM diagnosis and main goal: having a baby!
If you have PCOS and want to find out if acupuncture is the right fit for you please give us a call: 647.299.4631. I would love to help