Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which the ovaries develop multiple small cysts; it is often associated with abnormal or absent ovulation and, accordingly, with infertility. The most common symptoms of PCOS are an irregular period, lack of ovulation, Infertility, increased hair growth, insulin resistance and unusual weight gain.
Women with PCOS may menstruate and ovulate irregularly or not at all. This results from elevated insulin levels that stimulate excess androgen production by the ovaries. The androgens cause premature follicular wasting which causes inconsistent or absent ovulation, which is associated with infertility.
Acupuncture provides a safe, effective, drug-free and natural approach, strengthens and balances all systems of the body, and assists our own internal energies to restore endocrine harmony encouraging conception and a healthy pregnancy
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are designed to stimulate the body’s own natural production of hormones and regulate the menstrual cycle by gently correcting underlying deficiencies and/or eliminating disruptions. For example, when applied they can
PCOS is an endocrine disorder, which has wide ranging effects on both fertility and general health. After many years of study and experience with the disease, Dr. Zhou believes that a balanced diet, proper nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle can contribute greatly to the treatment of PCOS. She prescribes the following changes for the enhancement of fertility and the path to greater health and well-being:
We welcome all of those who seek acupuncture and herbal medicine as a holistic solution to improving the body’s natural healing potential, and addressing the underlying symptoms of PCOS as well as a means of achieving pregnancy naturally!