What is PCOS and how does it impact fertility in women?
Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal disorder that can impact fertility in women. PCOS affects approximately 12% of reproductive-aged women and is the most common cause of female infertility. Women with PCOS may have irregular menstrual cycles, high levels of androgens (male hormones), and multiple cysts on their ovaries. These symptoms can lead to difficulty getting pregnant.
How acupuncture can support management of symptoms for women with PCOS and infertility conditions
Studies have shown that acupuncture can help to regulate hormones, improve blood circulation to the ovaries, and reduce stress. In turn, this may help some women manage the symptoms of PCOS and potential associated issues with infertility.
What to expect during an acupuncture session aimed at issues with infertility
During an acupuncture session, thin needles will be inserted into specific points on your body. You may feel a slight prick when the needles are inserted. The needles will be left in place for 20-30 minutes. Most people report feeling relaxed during and after treatment.
How to find a qualified acupuncturist
If you’re wondering whether acupuncture can help with PCOS and you’d like to seek treatment, it’s important to find a qualified acupuncturist who knows what they are doing. A certified acupuncturist with experience treating fertility will be able to tailor a treatment plan specifically for you.
At Eastern Therapies, our friendly professionals provide tailored acupuncture treatments for women with PCOS, fertility issues and other health concerns. We also offer massage therapy, myotherapy, laser treatments and more. Book an appointment at our Bondi clinic today.