Women’s Wellness: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that appears mainly around reproductive age. If you suffer from PCOS, you may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess androgen hormone levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs. PCOS is an endocrine disorder that affects both fertility and general health.
The most common symptoms of PCOS are an irregular period, lack of ovulation, infertility, unwanted hair growth on face, chest or back, insulin resistance and unusual weight gain.
PCOS influences fertility by affecting ovulation. If the PCOS sufferer does ovulate, the egg is usually of feeble quality due to the surroundings in which it has been developing. Healthy eggs require growth in an estrogen and progesterone (female hormones) nourished environment, not in an androgenic (male hormone) setting. PCOS can make it harder to get pregnant and increase your risk for pregnancy complications and miscarriage.
At Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center, we can support you with both acupuncture and nutrition to help you:
- Restore reproductive energy
- Remove obstruction or constriction of blood circulation
- Build an adequate supply of blood to sustain a normal menstrual cycle
- Help calm your body’s sympathetic nervous system to help aid relaxation and natural healing
- Reduce stress and influence healthy ovulation
Acupuncture and herbal medicine as a holistic solution to PCOS works by improving the body’s own natural healing capabilities. Developing a balanced diet and incorporating a healthy lifestyle with exercise is also recommended in the natural treatment for PCOS.
Schedule your appointment with Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center today and start feeling better!