September is PCOS awareness month, so let’s talk about acupuncture for PCOS! PCOS is one of the most common hormonal and ovulatory disorders, but it’s estimated that up to 70% of people with PCOS are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. PCOS doesn’t look the same in everyone, but some common symptoms include:
📌 Irregular menstrual cycles (often long cycles)
📌 Fertility challenges
📌 Weight gain
📌 Severe acne
📌 Unusual facial or body hair
📌 Insulin resistance
📌 Elevated androgen levels
📌 Increased risk of diabetes
A diagnosis is typically made using a combination of symptoms, lab tests, and an ovarian ultrasound.
If you suspect you might have PCOS, it’s definitely worth talking with your doctor. It CAN be successfully treated, including when it’s impacting fertility.
Acupuncture for PCOS
Chinese medicine really shines with conditions such as PCOS, because it looks at each person as an individual. Since the syndrome looks different for different people, Chinese medicine identifies the relevant patterns of imbalance for YOU and then works to regulate the endocrine system using acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and/or supplements, and lifestyle changes.
If you have confirmed or suspected PCOS and are struggling with symptoms or fertility issues, learn more about how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help by setting up a free phone consultation with me.