Acupuncture was one of the best things I ever did for my PCOS. It helped in so many ways. It brought a sense of calm to my body. It immediately relieved lower back pain, regulated my periods and I lost weight. It is unfortunately an expensive treatment but it was worth every penny in my opinion.
For the first time in my life I really felt like my body was balanced both emotionally and physically and soon after we conceived our first baby. I was lucky to be able to find an excellent medical acupuncturist after a lot of research. There is little good research on acupuncture in relation to PCOS but I thought it was worth a try and I’m so glad I tried it.
The needles are extremely fine and so I did not experience any pain or discomfort with acupuncture. Acupuncture needles were placed on my lower abdomen and below my knees and on my lower arms and hands. Once placed I was able to completely relax – who knows maybe the fact I was relaxing so much was helping my PCOS too!
I went for weekly visits to the Medical Acupuncturist and found that my periods returned quite quickly and they became less heavy. As my menstrual cycle improved, I found I had more energy to be more active and soon started to lose weight without much effort. I think it was a cumulative effect of feeling better and having more energy and not being so ill that allowed me to be more focused on looking after myself and improving my health generally. I think the weight loss also helped with the heavy bleeding and my periods became more “normal”. It was then that I got pregnant, for the first time in 11 years.
I think this it is a shame that there is a lack of evidence on PCOS and acupuncture. I know a few women with PCOS and some without it, who have found success with acupuncture in restoring ovulation. I wonder why it is something that is not discussed more widely. I found it a positive experience. Do research your acupuncturist carefully. I do hope this helps others.
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