03 Nov Weight loss and PCOS: can acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal disease affecting 5-10% of women (1) in many ways including:
- Menstrual irregularities
- Fertility and pregnancy rates
- Cardiovascular risks
- Weight gain and increased risk of diabetes
PCOS has also been associated with metabolic syndrome which is a potential precursor to diabetes but also explains why some women really struggle with weight loss (2).
Conventional methods of treatment struggle to treat PCOS effectively, however, there is increasing evidence suggesting that combining Chinese herbal medicine (3) and acupuncture (4) with prescribed medicines increases the effectiveness of PCOS treatment.
Robin Burby has a decade of experience in helping women manage the symptoms of PCOS alongside conventional medications and has found that over a course of only a few months can significantly improve women’s health for the long term.
So if you are suffering with any of the symptoms related to PCOS, or know someone who is, get in touch to arrange an appointment – take action now and don’t suffer needlessly any longer!
1. Randeva H (2017) Is cardiovascular risk increased in women with PCOS? – FOR. Endocrine Abstracts 49 D4.1
2. Ranasinha S, Joham AE, Norman RJ, Shaw JE, Zoungas S, Boyle J, Moran L and Teede HJ (2015), The association between Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and metabolic syndrome: a statistical modelling approach. Clin Endocrinol, 83: 879–887. doi:10.1111/cen.12830
3. Ma, Qian-Wen, & Tan, Yong (2017) Effectiveness of co-treatment with traditional Chinese medicine and letrozole for polycystic ovary syndrome: a meta-analysis. Journal of integrative medicine, ISSN: 2095-4964, Vol: 15, Issue: 2, Page: 95-101
4. Stener-Victorin E, Kokosar M, Maliqueo M, Sazonova A, Behre CJ, Højlund K, Benrick A, Tivesten A and Ohlsson C (2015) Repeated Acupuncture Treatments Increases Whole Body Glucose Uptake and Decrease Circulating Testosterone in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting and Expo, March 5–8, 2015 – San Diego