Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It’s characterised by the presence of multiple small cysts on the ovaries, and can cause a wide range of symptoms, including infertility, hirsutism (excessive hair growth), acne and weight gain.

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for PCOS, and can help to improve fertility, reduce hirsutism and acne, and promote weight loss. In the points below, we’ll explore the benefits that acupuncture can provide for women with PCOS.

 

Living with PCOS

PCOS causes imbalances in hormones, which results in the symptoms mentioned above. While the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, it’s thought to be linked to insulin resistance and a high level of androgens (male hormones) in the body.

 

How acupuncture can help treat PCOS

Acupuncture has the capability to regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce insulin resistance, normalise hormone levels, and can also help to improve fertility, reduce hirsutism and acne, and promote weight loss.

There are a number of acupuncture points that are effective for treating PCOS. The most commonly used acupuncture points are:

  • Spleen 6: This point is located on the inside of the leg, two finger widths above the ankle bone. It is used to regulate the menstrual cycle and improve fertility.
  • Zigong It is used to reduce insulin resistance and normalise hormone levels.
  • Liver 14: This point is located on the inside of the arm, two finger widths below the armpit. It is used to improve fertility and reduce hirsutism.
  • Stomach 36: This point is located on the outside of the leg, four finger widths below the kneecap. It is used to promote weight loss and reduce acne.

 

Book acupuncture treatment for PCOS at Eastern Therapies

If you’re interested in acupuncture treatment for PCOS, be sure to find an acupuncturist who is experienced in treating this condition. Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for PCOS, so long as the treatment is tailored to your individual needs.

At Eastern Therapies, we provide tailored acupuncture treatments for PCOS and other conditions. Our qualified and experienced team also specialises in massage therapy, myotherapy, laser treatments and more. Book a revitalising appointment at our Sydney CBD or Bondi clinic today.