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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
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Experiences with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Acupuncture

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Posted 12 years ago

When I was first diagnosed with polycystic ovaries as a teenager, I was put on birth control pills to manage it. They worked well, but at a certain point in my life I became uncomfortable with synthetic hormones and wanted another alternative. I had less stress, had incorporated a fairly low-glycemic diet and exercise and felt that enough time had passed (15 years!) to see how I'd do off the hormones. I looked to acupuncture for a smooth transition and I have been off birth control for over a year now, am having regular periods and my hormone levels are totally normal. I started out going once a week for almost 9 months. I continued to correct my diet, based on my acupuncturists recommendation - I cut out dairy and avoided anything that would cause stagnation in my lower body. I had a tiny bit of acne at first, but nothing severe. And I did 3 months of prep before I went off the birth control pills. Acupuncture has really helped me manage stress and balance my hormones. I would HIGHLY recommend it as part of treatment for PCOS that also includes a low-glycemic diet, exercise, stress-management (that was a BIG one for me in terms of exacerbating symptoms.) I am also currently taking a new herbal formula from Health Concerns developed specifically for PCOS called ChiroBalance.

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