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PCOS is a chronic condition that requires long-term management. While there is no cure, there are various treatment options available to help alleviate the symptoms and improve overall well-being.

PCOS gets its name from the formation of small cysts on the ovaries, which can disrupt the normal functioning of the reproductive system. These cysts can interfere with ovulation, making it difficult for women with PCOS to conceive. While the exact cause of PCOS is not fully understood, it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Insulin resistance, a condition where the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, is also commonly associated with PCOS. This can further exacerbate the hormonal imbalance and lead to weight gain and metabolic problems.

Hormonal imbalance caused by PCOS can cause a range of symptoms and health issues including:

  • Acne breakout
  • Unwanted growth of body hair
  • Problems in conceiving
  • Oily skin
  • Hair thinning on the head
  • Irregular periods
  • Painful periods
  • Weight gain
  • Acne

Acupuncture, paired with exercise and diet changes, has been shown to have significant beneficial effects for women with PCOS. It helps to regulate menstrual cycles, improve ovulation, and increase the chances of pregnancy. Acupuncture also helps reduce insulin resistance and lower testosterone levels, addressing two key factors contributing to PCOS symptoms.

At Achieve Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, we specialize in treating a variety of Women’s health issues. No matter how long you have been suffering or how severe your condition is, we are here to help you get relief and feel like yourself again.