What is PCOS?
Poly Cystic Ovarian disease is a syndrome in which a woman, at the DNA level, is unable to stabilize insulin causing a hormonal imbalance.
What are symptoms of PCOS?
- Missed periods
- Facial hair or hair in abnormal areas for a female
- Cysts on ovaries
- Rapid weight gain
- Hair loss
- Facial and body acne
- Darkening of skin on underarms, elbows, knees and thighs
How is PCOS treated?
Often your gynecologist will prescribe birth control, this only band aids the problem. It can get you to have regular periods again, but it won't help anything else and once you get off, you'll be right back where you started.
How does acupuncture help?
Acupuncture does a great job of balancing hormones. Acupuncture, along with herbs, diet modifications and supplements that I might recommend, will help you treat PCOS naturally and in time, avoid diabetes and heart disease.
This is especially important if you want to conceive now or in the future. If you have PCOS, regulating your cycle now before wanting to start a family can make the process so much easier and less stressful when the time comes.