Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Natural Fertility Treatments for Polycystic Ovaries
Experience a deeper healing through our holistic treatment of PCOS.
Regaining Balance for Fertility
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition among women that is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. This imbalance causes issues in the ovaries, affecting the development and/or release of a mature egg. Because of this, women with PCOS can have difficulty conceiving. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that focuses on restoring balance and creating harmony so that you can have a regular cycle and improved fertility outcomes.
Our Holistic Approach to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Our well-being, especially when it comes to reproductive health, is affected by so many internal and external factors. It is in response to this complexity that we approach every treatment plan through a holistic lens. We believe a holistic treatment for PCOS gives our patients a deeper sense of healing that helps them reach their ultimate goal while nurturing the entire self.
How to Treat PCOS Naturally
Polycystic ovary syndrome treatment can involve prescribed medications that help regulate your menstrual cycle or stimulate the ovaries. Your doctor may also prescribe treatments to address the side effects of PCOS, such as hair growth and acne. Natural remedies for PCOS include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and could also include lifestyle changes. These natural ways to treat PCOS will promote healing throughout the body while focusing on improving fertility outcomes.
Acupuncture for PCOS
PCOS is when hormones aren’t allowing for the proper development or release of eggs from the ovaries. Acupuncture is one PCOS fertility treatment that harmonizes hormones and balances your yin and yang energies. This therapy helps improve natural fertility outcomes by regulating menses and also improves IVF success by bettering the quality and quantity of eggs during retrieval. Other symptoms and side effects from PCOS, including irregular periods, heavy blood flow during periods, and stress can also be treated with acupuncture.
During treatment, patients can expect to have acupuncture needles placed on the abdomen, legs, arms, and sometimes elsewhere, such as the ears. Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to feel results after 3-6 months of weekly treatments.
Chinese Herbs for Polycystic Ovaries
There are a number of natural herbs to treat PCOS, including the symptoms and side effects resulting from this condition. Combining Chinese herbs with any other recommended medical treatments is an effective therapy for improving fertility outcomes, for both natural conception and for those undergoing IVF treatments. Herbs help fertility by bringing harmony to hormone levels and balancing qi, blood, yin, and yang to regulate menses.
Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to experience sustained results in 6-12 months. After discussing your health history, we may recommend combining this therapy with acupuncture. We see better outcomes with improved results when these treatments are paired together for fertility treatments.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition caused by a hormonal imbalance. PCOS can cause problems with the development and regular release of a mature egg. Due to this condition, women may have infrequent or irregular periods, resulting in fertility issues.
What Causes Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is largely unknown. Some factors that may contribute to the likelihood of developing PCOS include an excess of insulin, low-grade inflammation, high levels of androgens, and heredity (having a mother, aunt, or sister with PCOS).
How Do You Know If You Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome include irregular menstrual cycle (infrequent, prolonged), hair growth (on the face, chin, or other parts usually seen in men), large ovaries, ovaries with cysts, acne, skin tags, and weight gain. Consult your doctor if you have experienced one or more of these symptoms.
Can Polycystic Ovaries Make You Feel Sick?
Having polycystic ovaries will not necessarily make you feel sick. Certain medications prescribed for PCOS may result in side effects such as nausea, dizziness, or headaches.
Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Genetic?
You are more likely to have polycystic ovarian syndrome if your mother, aunt, and/or sister had PCOS.
How Common Is PCOS?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition, affecting 5-10% of women in their reproductive years. You are more likely to have PCOS if your mother and/or sister had PCOS.
How Can You Treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
There are several ways to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome. Fertility goals, symptoms, and other health conditions will dictate treatment recommendations. Medications can help regulate the menstrual cycle, stimulate the ovaries, treat acne, lower insulin levels, and treat hair growth. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are natural ways to treat PCOS. These therapies can help stabilize hormone levels, regulate menses, and improve fertility outcomes.
Can Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Be Cured Naturally?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome cannot be cured, however, there are many treatments available, both natural and through medications, that can address symptoms of PCOS.
What Medicine Can You Take for Polycystic Ovaries?
Treatment recommendations for polycystic ovarian syndrome will vary based on fertility goals, symptoms, and an individual’s overall health. Medicines can help regulate menstrual cycles, stimulate ovaries, reduce hair growth, reduce acne, and lower insulin levels.
Does Polycystic Ovaries Affect Fertility?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome can affect fertility. Having polycystic ovaries can cause issues with egg development and proper release. Symptoms of PCOS include irregular or missed cycles, which affect the chances of getting pregnant.
Does PCOS Cause Infertility?
PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility in women. An imbalance in reproductive hormones causes issues with the development and release of a mature egg. Those with PCOS can have irregular or missed menstrual periods. Luckily, PCOS is a treatable condition. Talk with your doctor about your treatment options.
Can You Get Pregnant with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Yes, you can get pregnant if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS can cause irregular ovulation, but this can be treated in a number of ways. Talk to your doctor about ways to regulate your menstrual cycle.
How Does Polycystic Ovaries Affect Pregnancy?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is caused by an imbalance of hormones. This imbalance disrupts the normal creation and release of mature eggs in the ovaries. This can cause irregular or missed periods, thus resulting in less opportunity to conceive.
Can You Get Pregnant Naturally with PCOS?
Yes, you can get pregnant naturally if you have PCOS. There are a number of treatment options that can help regulate your menses, stimulate the ovaries, and balance hormones, which increase the chances of becoming pregnant.
Can Acupuncture Help Polycystic Ovaries?
Acupuncture can help treat polycystic ovaries by stabilizing hormone levels and regulating menses, which lead to improved fertility outcomes.
How Does Acupuncture Help Polycystic Ovaries?
Acupuncture helps those with polycystic ovaries improve natural fertility outcomes by regulating menses. This therapy is also effective for improving the quality and quantity of egg retrieval during IVF treatments.
What To Expect
You can expect to find a partner in your health journey.
At Transformational Acupuncture, we strive to provide a welcoming environment to each and every patient. We understand traditional healthcare can make some wary of seeking help, even if it’s for the betterment of their health. That’s why we take a holistic approach when treating each person. You will be listened to, treated with respect, and be seen as a true partner in your own health journey.
At the beginning of your treatment you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we’ll discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we’ll create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.
Your Patient Journey
At the beginning of your treatment, you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we will discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we will create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.
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