Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is an abbreviation for the term ‘Polycystic Ovary Syndrome’. This literally means that there are several cysts present in the ovary. With this syndrome, the level of various hormones is either increased or decreased. The eggs either do not grow or grow irregularly. The effect is then an ovulation that does not occur or occurs irregularly. PCOS can also create the effect of reduced fertility. About five to ten percent of women have PCOS.

Symptoms of PCOS are: irregular menstruation or no menstrual period, abnormal hormone levels, acne, excessive hair growth, overweight and infertility.

Abdominal Acupuncture and PCOS

An important acupuncture method within the ChinaMedic Approach is the practically painless method of Abdominal Acupuncture. This is a good method for influencing the hormone balance by stimulating the production of hormones such as FSH and LH, which ensure the egg maturation and ovulation. It has occurred that a few happy patients after the first treatment with us, have had a natural ovulation take place. And later even pregnancy, all without any medication.
According to various studies in China, abdominal acupuncture has the following impact on PCOS patients:
1. Improved FSH and LH value
2. Decreased testosterone value
3. Promotes ovulation
4. Increases the chance of pregnancy
5. Reduces miscarriage
6. Regulates menstruation
With regular treatment, not every woman can handle the side effects of hormone medication. Part of the women get in those cases OHSS (Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome). With as result that they are no longer able to take the medication to induce ovulation. Abdominal acupuncture, is in this case a suitable alternative treatment as there are no side effects.

PCOS and Herbal Therapy

Herbal therapy is an important addition to acupuncture. From the view point of Chinese herbal medicine PCOS is a disruption of energy in three organs: the kidneys, spleen and liver. Herbal therapy is aimed to bring energy back into balance, to supply in the case of a lack of energy, to remove energy blockage, to stimulate blood circulation, to restore the hormonal balance. It stimulates the egg to mature, ovulation and therefore regulates menstruation.

Experience in Treatment of PCOS

Often women come to us with a desire to conceive and have been trying for a while. The underlying cause for their difficulty often is PCOS. Regulating menstruation is the first step. We have noticed that when acupuncture is supplemented with herbal therapy, the results mostly turn out positive.

Frequently asked questions

What exactly can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist, the approach is simple: energy flows or it doesn't flow. The symptoms show where there may be a blockage in the body and this affects the rest of the body. In addition, the acupuncturist is about activating the self-healing capacity of the body. This makes acupuncture applicable to both sleep disorders and skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal symptoms, burnout, rsi and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, make an appointment for a 1st consultation and have yourself fully examined. The acupuncturist can then immediately tell you what we can do for you.

How many times do I have to come?

To give you a reliable and accurate estimate of the number of treatments you need, it is best to discuss this with your acupuncturist. If you have never been to an acupuncturist, you can make an appointment for a first consultation with possible treatment. The acupuncturist can then give you an estimate based on your complaints and the consultation.

Is acupuncture painful?

We use extra-thin needles for Abdominal Acupuncture. The punctures are hardly noticeable. People sometimes don't even feel where they are. Occasionally, someone may perceive a strange feeling, also described as nagging, numb, upset or painful. This feeling is often over.

The LaserNeedle that we often use in combination with puncturing needles is invasive and you don't feel it. The LaserNeedle is ideally suited for those who are afraid of needles and small children.

What does an acupuncture treatment cost?

A 1st consultation with subsequent treatment costs € 75.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 60.00. ChinaMedic is affiliated with the NVA (Dutch Association of Acupuncture) and treatment is reimbursed by most insurers in the supplementary. It is advisable to contact your insurer what exactly this means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

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