Using Acupuncture for PCOS

11 January 2018
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is now one of the most common causes of infertility in women.  This endocrine disorder now occurs in up to 10% of women.  In some cases, PCOS can go undiagnosed for long periods of time as its symptoms can often relate to other conditions.

With PCOS, the ovaries will create an abundance of follicles every month without producing an egg.  It is this disruption in ovulation that makes PCOS the most common cause of infertility amongst women.  In recent years, a handful of medical studies have found that acupuncture can help increase chances of conception.

 

Acupuncture for PCOS Treatment

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment to increase fertility by regulating ovulation and menstruation cycles.  Nowadays, acupuncture is one of the most popular alternative fertility therapies.  This ancient Chinese medicine system aims to rebalance the energy flow in your body and prime your body for fertility.

Acupuncture can help boost female fertility by helping to regulate your hormonal functions.  Acupuncture for PCOS can also help to increase the blood flow to your ovaries and uterus.  Also, this will help to relax muscles, improving the chances of an embryo implanting successfully.  In addition, acupuncture for fertility can also help to relieve stress, immediately making you feel calmer and more relaxed.  Stress can often be a major contributing factor in the disruption of your body’s natural hormone levels.  Stress is known to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, which can cause the ovarian arteries to constrict.  Acupuncture will help to inhibit this sympathetic nervous activity and improve blood flow to both the ovaries and the uterus at the same time.

Whilst acupuncture for fertility problems is not available on the NHS, it is easy to schedule a consultation.  If you are having difficulty in conceiving and would like to learn more about the range of acupuncture for fertility treatments we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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