Acupuncture for PCOS
Do you suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?
If you have any of the following symptoms you may suffer from PCOS:
• Irregular or absent periods
• Unwanted hair
• Miscarriage – there is thought to be an increased risk of miscarriage in women with PCOS who do manage to become pregnant.
What is PCOS caused by?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is now thought to be a genetic (inherited) condition.
How is PCOS diagnosed?
PCOS is diagnosed by blood tests, an ultrasound scan or by a laparoscopy investigation. Blood test confirm whether there is an hormonal imbalance underlying the problem. Ultrasound scans of the woman’s pelvis may confirm enlarged cystic ovaries. The laparoscopy involves inserting a telescope into the woman’s abdomen under general anaesthetic, allowing the specialist to see the structures inside the pelvis and abdomen.
PCOS Treatment at The Natural Health and Fertility Clinic
At NHFC we will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment depending on your symptoms. The treatments for PCOS include:
Acupuncture – Acupuncture for PCOS is the main treatment available and is beneficial because it can help to regulate the your sex hormones (androgens), menstrual cycle and increase the chance of ovulation.
Nutritional Therapy – Improving diet and a weight management programme are helpful in PCOS because the underlying causes of the health concern are being addressed.
Reflexology – The main use of reflexology is as a stress inhibitor as it helps the whole body to relax and increase the endorphin secretion.
Further Information on PCOS diagnosis and treatment at NHFC can be found here