Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition that affects 4%–20% of women of reproductive age worldwide. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs. PCOS can also increase your risk for other health conditions. We can treat PCOS based on your symptoms and if you have plans for having children.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for PCOS as the adverse effects of pharmacologic interventions are not expected by women with PCOS. Acupuncture therapy may have a role in PCOS by : increasing blood flow to the ovaries, reducing ovarian volume and the number of ovarian cysts, controlling hyperglycemia through increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing blood glucose and insulin levels, reducing cortisol levels and assisting in weight loss and anorexia. However, well-designed, randomized controlled trials are needed to elucidate the true effect of acupuncture on PCOS.