Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women today. Many women experience weight gain when diagnosed with PCOS, and are looking for ways to manage this symptom. While there is no known “cure” for PCOS, acupuncture has been found to be a potentially beneficial option for managing symptoms such as weight gain and acne by balancing the hormones . Let’s dig a little deeper into the links between PCOS and weight gain and cover how acupuncture may help you manage your PCOS symptoms.
Does PCOS Cause Weight Gain?
The answer to this question is complicated because there are many factors that can influence weight gain in women with PCOS. However, research suggests that there is a strong correlation between having PCOS and being overweight or obese. This is likely due to changes in hormones associated with the disorder that can affect how our bodies break down carbohydrates, leading to a build-up of glucose in the bloodstream which increases fat storage. Additionally, insulin resistance—a symptom of PCOS—has also been linked to weight gain as insulin resistance can lead to increased hunger levels and cravings for sweet foods.
Weight Loss With PCOS Success Stories
There are many success stories from women who have managed their weight with PCOS through diet and lifestyle changes, exercise programs, medication treatments, or other alternative therapies such as acupuncture.
Acupuncture for PCOS Weight Loss
Acupuncture has long been used as an option offering relief from a variety of health conditions including pain management, fertility concerns, depression, and anxiety, among others. It may also be a tool for managing symptoms like weight gain associated with PCOS. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body which trigger biochemical reactions that enhance blood circulation throughout the body; this helps balance hormones which can result in improved digestive health and metabolism resulting in greater energy production and ultimately better overall health. In addition to helping reduce symptoms like fatigue or low moods associated with your condition; it can also help regulate periods which are often disrupted due to imbalances caused by PCOS.
At Eastern Therapies, we offer sessions specifically tailored towards PCOS management. If you think you may benefit from acupuncture treatment, why not book an appointment? Contact our friendly team now to set up a session.