Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

At ilumina Healing Sanctuary we understand the complexities of PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Treatments for PCOS

Whether you are presenting with irregular periods or no periods, ovarian cysts, weight gain, hair loss, acne, excess body and facial hair, anxiety and depression our customized treatment plans will address your individual needs.

PCOS is often the cause of infertility and our team of practitioners utilize a multidisciplinary approach to balance hormones, induce ovulation, reduces inflammation and increase blood flow.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and nutritional therapy provide an in-depth approach treating the root causes of PCOS.

Acupuncture for PCOS Infertility Success

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects the ovaries and can lead to hormonal imbalances, irregular menstrual cycles, and difficulties with ovulation. One of the challenges women with PCOS may face is infertility. Acupuncture helps regulate hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS, such as insulin resistance and elevated levels of androgens. Balancing hormones could potentially improve menstrual regularity and ovulation. This process also has stress-reducing effects, and stress can negatively impact fertility. By promoting relaxation, acupuncture can support fertility in women with PCOS.

Additionally, acupuncture may enhance blood flow to the reproductive organs, potentially improving the chances of successful implantation and pregnancy. This is often used in conjunction with other medical treatments. It's essential for individuals with PCOS-related infertility to work closely with their healthcare providers to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that works for them.

Acupuncture for Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop on or within the ovaries. They are a common occurrence in women and often don't cause noticeable symptoms.

Here are some key points about the Types of Ovarian Cysts:

  1. Functional Cysts: These are the most common type and often form during the menstrual cycle. They include follicular cysts, which form when a follicle doesn't release an egg, and corpus luteum cysts, which develop when the sac that releases the egg doesn't shrink after releasing the egg.
  2. Dermoid Cysts: These cysts contain tissue such as hair, skin, or teeth because they form from cells present at birth.
  3. Cystadenomas: These cysts develop on the surface of the ovary and are often filled with a watery or mucous-like material.
  4. Endometriomas: These cysts form as a result of endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus.
  5. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Women with PCOS may develop multiple small cysts on their ovaries due to hormonal imbalances.

Acupuncture can offer benefits for women with ovarian cysts in the following ways:

  1. Hormonal Regulation: Acupuncture influences the body's energy flow (Qi) and help regulate hormonal imbalances. Since hormonal factors can contribute to the development of ovarian cysts, proponents suggest that acupuncture may restore balance.
  2. Pain Management: Acupuncture is known for its potential to alleviate pain and discomfort. For women experiencing pelvic pain or discomfort due to ovarian cysts, acupuncture may offer relief.
  3. Stress Reduction: Stress can impact hormonal balance, and chronic stress is believed by some to contribute to the development or exacerbation of certain gynecological conditions. Acupuncture is thought to promote relaxation and reduce stress levels.

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