Acupuncture for PCOS
Monday, December 17, 2018
Acupuncture successfully regulates hormones and ovarian blood flow in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) related infertility. Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital of Hengfeng County researchers compared the efficaciousness of acupuncture and drug therapy. The addition of acupuncture to drug therapy produced superior patient outcomes over patients receiving only drug monotherapy.  The combined integrative medicine protocol using acupuncture produced improvements in the regulation of estradiol (E2), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone (T), and prolactin (PRL) levels. Also, ultrasound imaging reveals that acupuncture improves ovarian blood circulation.
A total of 124 women diagnosed with infertility due to PCOS were recruited for the study and were randomly assigned to the control group or the acupuncture group. Participants in the control group were treated with conventional drug therapy. Participants in the acupuncture group received conventional drug therapy combined with acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncturist Angela Wallis has been successfully treating a wide range of health problems from clinics in Polegate and Eastbourne.