Acupuncture for PCOS
PCOS Treatment in Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Sunnyvale, Redwood City & San Francisco Bay AreaAt Annie Wang Acupuncture our staff provides women in Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Sunnyvale, Redwood City & San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding areas with PCOS treatment that is not only effective but natural and non-invasive. You may have PCOS symptoms and are not certain of whether you actually suffer from the condition, or it may be an issue that has impacted fertility. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common condition among women of childbearing age, affecting approximately five to 10% of women in the U.S.
What are the most common symptoms of PCOS?You may believe you suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome based on the symptoms you are having. The most common include:
- Acne or oily skin
- Hirsutism, which means excessive growth of hair on the face, back, chest, buttocks or other area
- Hair loss or thinning on the head area
- Weight gain
- Irregular or absent periods affecting your ability to become pregnant
- Polycystic ovaries
- Elevated levels of androgen or male hormones
While medical professionals have not discovered an exact cause of PCOS, it is believed that specific factors may contribute to the risk including obesity, elevated insulin, genetics, and low-grade inflammation. PCOS often contributes to infertility, something you should be aware of if you are trying to become pregnant.
PCOS Treatment and TherapyIf you are seeing an infertility specialist or fertility doctor for polycystic ovary syndrome, you may have been prescribed medications such as Clomid, Letrozole, Metformin, or Gonadotropin. Lifestyle changes, increased physical activity, and reduction of carbohydrates are commonly recommended as well. Maintaining a healthy weight is also important in lowering androgen and insulin levels. As practitioners of Chinese medicine, our PCOS treatment and therapy is tailored to your unique needs. We know there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution when it comes to your overall health and well-being. Every woman is an individual, and it is vital to uncover the underlying cause or “root” of sickness or disease in the body. It is only possible to develop an effective treatment plan and restore optimal health and fertility by getting to the root of the problem! Acupuncture has been proven effective in women with PCOS for improving symptoms, enhancing fertility and regulating hormones. Patients who seek acupuncture experience significantly less pain and often notice their menstrual cycles are more regular than before. This ancient Chinese practice promotes relaxation, reduces stress, balances hormones and energy pathways in the body, increases blood flow to the uterus and reduces inflammation. PCOS treatment should focus on improving androgenic (male hormone) concerns, regulating menstrual cycles, assessing lifestyle issues and improving metabolism, and weight reduction in some cases. Polycystic ovary syndrome has been associated with several health risks including hypertension, elevated triglycerides and other lipid abnormalities that may contribute to cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Improve your fertility and your health! At Annie Wang Acupuncture our staff members are passionate about helping women with PCOS conquer their pain and negative symptoms while restoring wellness in the body, mind, and spirit. We invite those in Los Altos, Belmont and throughout the Bay Area to contact us today.
My husband and I had been trying for years to get pregnant. My mom, a long-time patient of Annie's, mentioned our struggles and Annie recommended I come see her. After discussing my general health and symptoms with Annie, she suggested I get tested for PCOS. Once it was confirmed I had PCOS, Annie put together a plan of action which not only included acupuncture, but also herbal supplements as well as diet and lifestyle changes. Every visit Annie continued to provide me with research around PCOS and fertility. After six months of treatment with Annie I became pregnant! Throughout my pregnancy, I continued to see Annie to relieve pregnancy related symptoms which included migraines and your everyday aches and pains. Even before I was pregnant, I always looked forward to my appointments, as I would always leave feeling refreshed and better than before. Aside from Annie's wealth of knowledge and utmost professionalism, she makes you feel like family which is very comforting during infertility struggles and everyday stresses of life.
Annie Wang is a skilled and reliable acupuncturist. Because Annie works with me by listening to what I am experiencing and needing, her treatments always leave me with a greater sense of ease and well-being in my body and mind. I appreciate her dedication to and achievement of a high professional standard.
I am honored to write in support of the amazing work Annie Wang L. Ac. has done with me for over 7 years. As a Stanford trained physician, Traditional Chinese Medicine was a bit hard to accept for me at first. But the results were undeniable, as her weekly treatments gave me almost immediate symptomatic relief from the consequences of a lifetime of athletic indiscretions. And even more subtly, over the long haul, I realized gains in energy level, mental function, general sense of well-being, and what my orthopedic surgeons have described as remarkably quick healing from major surgeries to repair worn-out joints. I can recommend her without reservation, and regard my weekly treatments as a cornerstone of on-going health maintenance.