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Acupuncture Improves PCOS symptoms

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September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month. This month, learn how to get natural relief for your discomfort and regulate your menstrual cycle.


PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders that affects approximately ten percent of women, ranging from those who are in their teens up until menopause. This syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that causes the ovaries to enlarge and creates cysts on the outer layer of the ovaries. PCOS presents itself in many ways from lower abdominal pain, irregular menstrual cycle, and infertility, which leaves many women undiagnosed.
A study done at the University of Gothenburg discovered that regular electro-acupuncture treatments with exercise reduced the symptoms of PCOS compared to those on medication. The acupuncture also showed longer lasting reduced symptoms without any adverse side effects, which many patients report with common PCOS medications.
Acupuncture treats PCOS in a number of ways. By stimulating acupuncture points on the lower abdomen, the muscles and organs in this localized area begin to have a smoother flow of blood and qi (what Chinese medicine providers recognize as vital life force), which results in alleviated discomfort and for menstrual cycles to become more regular. Acupuncturists will also use specific points on the lower legs and arms to regulate disharmonies that may have caused the issue to begin with.
If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can help your alleviate your PCOS, reduce your pain, regulate your menstrual cycle, and treat your infertility, click here to set your initial acupuncture treatment. Healing with Zen specializes in women’s health and pain, and we would love to be part of increasing the quality of your life.
To read more about how PCOS presents itself and the study, please click here

To get personalized advice on how you can naturally improve your health, ease pain, regulate your menstrual cycle, improve your fertility, reserve an appointment with one of our licensed acupuncturists. Here at Healing with Zen, our acupuncturists specialize in women’s health, chronic pain, and address health issues like digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and immune system problems.

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