New Research Reports: Acupuncture Can Benefit Women With PCOS

By Cathy Margolin L.A.c.

A recently published study in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism concluded that low frequency electro-acupuncture improved menstrual frequency and balanced sex steroid levels in women with PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea are common problems associated with PCOS. The study measured that electro-acupuncture improved menstrual regularity in women with PCOS. 

It is believed that electro-acupuncture may help induce ovulation in women attempting to conceive since participants showed significant improvement in monthly menstrual frequency.

Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and herbal formulas have been used for centuries successfully throughout Asia to treat a range of womens health concerns.  PMS and menstrual cramps are also treated very successfully with Chinese herbs and most Asian women do not suffer the same as American women. 

Reference: Elizabeth Jedel, Fernand Labrie, Anders Odén, Göran Holm, Lars Nilsson, Per Olof Janson, Anna-Karin Lind, Claes Ohlsson, and Elisabet Stener-Victorin. Impact of electro-acupuncture and physical exercise on hyperandrogenismand oligo/amenorrhea in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 300: E37–E45, 2011.
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