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Treating PCOS with Acupuncture Orlando

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A lot of women are in a losing battle with excess weight.  Regardless of what they do, those extra pounds just won’t go away.  All the countless gym hours and dieting leave them frustrated, hungry and tired.  However, their overweight problem might not even be their fault.  Women with overweight problem may suffer from a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS.  This is a hormonal condition that makes it very, very difficult to lose unwanted pounds.  PCOS has many symptoms and fortunately there are many solutions to this problem both in Western and Eastern medicine.  The eastern approach uses herbal medicine and acupuncture while western therapies include different kinds of hormone therapy.

Females having PCOS condition for several cysts in the ovaries.  Other symptoms and signs of this disorder are irregular menses, acne, thinning hair, too much facial hair growth, obesity and excessive weight gain. Even with intense exercise females with PCOS may find it very hard to rid the excess pounds in their stomach.  Victims of PCOS often miss their periods or have delayed menstruation.  When the menstruation comes, it is often painful.  The delayed or irregular cycles make it hard for the female to conceive and get pregnant.  PCOS is actually one of the more common reasons for female infertility.   This problem is little understood because women suffering from PCOS may not know that they have this condition.  One of the more common reasons of PCOS is the high testosterone level in females. This imbalance can be easily remedied by acupuncture and herbal medicine which can correct the hormonal imbalance and bring back the regular cycle of ovulation of the female.

The advantage of Eastern medicine vs the Western approach is that the former takes a holistic approach while the latter focuses on the symptoms alone.  Eastern medicine in the form of herbal treatment and acupuncture sees PCOS conditions as unique in each female.  In traditional Chinese medicine which acupuncture and herbal medicine is a part of, PCOS can be the result of three distinct diagnoses.  A patient may manifest one, two or all of these syndromes and they include stagnation of blood and/or chi, lack of yang kidney and the accumulation of damp and/or phlegm.  A patient manifesting all three syndromes often has one dominant syndrome.  Acupuncture that treats damp and phlegm use procedures that boost yang kidney and move blood and chi.  Research has demonstrated that electroacupuncture therapies are the most potent procedures for PCOS patients.  The electrical impulses generated in electroacupuncture treatment lessen the testosterone level of the female in the body.

PCOS patients should have their condition treated since PCOS can lead to more serious conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes.  Acupuncture as well as herbal therapy can help restore balance in your hormone levels.

Written by Valerie

August 20th, 2012 at 12:52 am