Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome is said to affect 5 million females in the U.S. EVERY year. As a practitioner, I see PCOS commonly experienced by women seeking treatment for infertility, though some women do pursue treatment for other frustrating & devastating side-effects:
*weight gain (or difficulty losing weight)
*excessive hair growth
*irregular or non-existent periods and ovulation
PCOS is one condition where symptoms can vary greatly, it's diagnosed by a Western Physician, who will visually confirm numerous cysts in the ovaries (by ultrasound), though falsely some still hold to the belief that PCOS requires the additional symptoms of weight-gain, acne and the presence of un-wanted body hair. Please understand that PCOS can affect even women of normal body weight and that a definite diagnosis may not always accompany symptoms. Testosterone & glucose levels may also appear elevated on a blood test (CBC).
If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, are dealing with difficulty conceiving, irregular or lack of menstruation, or any of the other previously mentioned symptoms (weight gain, acne, hair growth), please know that there is NATURAL help - outside of taking birth control pills (to regulate menstruation), Metformin (type-II diabetic medication to regulate insulin) or Clomid.
I use a holistic approach to help the body regulate itself from the inside out. PCOS is a hormonal imbalance within the body - too much testosterone and resistance to insulin. Creating a regular, consistent menstrual cycle, in addition to the natural release of a healthy "egg" each month - is entirely possible.
*Testimony* "We conceived very shortly after our last session! I had a single picture-perfect cycle (regulated by herbs) and it was during the one after that. We are expecting a little girl.
We are over the moon and I can't thank you enough."
As women, we are often taught that our monthly cycle is an inconvenience - something to be down-right hated or feared or skipped (take birth control pills and have no period!). In Chinese Medical view, it is a demonstration of the health and wellness within our bodies; truly something that women are fortunate to have. This viewpoint, provided to me by an acupuncturist I received treatment from years ago, made me radically change the way I saw the menstrual cycle.
Menstrual issues occur for many years and can take consistency and patience to see results, but they CAN take place with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Please let me know if I can help you achieve your wellness goals by scheduling an appointment at your convenience! Here's to your health - Holly Christiansen, L.Ac.
* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors. The information contained in this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or otherwise intervene in any medical condition. ALWAYS seek help from a licensed medical professional for any health condition.ALWAYS seek help from a licensed practitioner. medical professional for any health condition.
About the Author:
Holly Christiansen, Licensed Acupuncturist, currently practicing in the gorgeous, horse capital of the world: Lexington, Kentucky.