Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, which affects up to 20 per cent of Australian women. It is a leading cause of female infertility. PCOS can cause symptoms like infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excessive facial and body hair growth (hirsutism), weight gain, acne and so on. The signs and symptoms tend to vary from person to person.

There is no cure for this problem yet. Most doctors will put a woman with PCOS on the contraceptive pill (birth control pill). This will regulate menstrual cycles and reduce the acnes. But unfortunately it doesn’t treat the root cause of PCOS. When the woman discontinues the pill, the PCOS symptoms will most likely return.

A 2010 review into acupuncture for PCOS treatment stated that 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 hyperglycaemia through increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing blood glucose and insulin levels, reducing cortisol levels and assisting in weight loss and anorexia.

In Acu8 Health, our practitioners are passionate about supporting women suffering from PCOS through a combination of Chinese Herbal MedicineAcupuncture , Cupping and diet & lifestyle change. We has helped many women not only manage their PCOS symptoms but also improve their condition for lifelong positive health results.

For more information, please feel free to contact us and talk with our experienced practitioners.