Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complicated health condition that affects many women, causing different symptoms that can change as they get older. Since regular medications might not work well for everyone with PCOS, people are searching for other ways to feel better. Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical practice, is becoming more popular for treating PCOS. This blog post will talk about how acupuncture can help with PCOS and explain how it works.
PCOS involves several problems in the body, like hormone imbalances, insulin resistance (which makes it harder for the body to use sugar), inflammation, and issues with body fat. Acupuncture has been shown to help with many PCOS symptoms, including problems with ovulation (when an egg is released from the ovary), hormone imbalances, insulin resistance, weight gain, and emotional issues.
How Acupuncture Works for PCOS
Acupuncture can help increase the level of a natural substance called β-endorphin, which helps control the release of certain hormones. This can lead to a more balanced hormone system and better ovary function. Acupuncture can also help improve how the body uses insulin and sugar, and it may help with fat breakdown and energy use.
Many articles have been written about PCOS and acupuncture, but this blog post is unique because it covers information from both human and animal studies, explains how acupuncture works on the main symptoms of PCOS, and describes the common acupuncture points used in treatment. However, it's important to remember that most studies on acupuncture and PCOS compare numbers and don't go very deep into how it works. Advanced techniques, like studying genes, could help us better understand the exact ways acupuncture helps those with PCOS. More research is needed to make sure the results apply to everyone and to consider differences in how the studies were done.