Recently I came across this article on the MSN news website. It is a very interesting study that demonstrates the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Thought the study was small the results were promising. Hopefully another and larger study will be undertaken. Here is a very interesting quote from the article:
“When comparing the sympathetic nerve activity before and after the study, researchers found noticeably decreased activity in the acupuncture and exercise groups compared with the control group. In the acupuncture group, the team also found significantly lower testosterone levels. High levels of this “male” hormone predict and have been thought to trigger chronic sympathetic nerve activity in women.
Those who received acupuncture also had regular menstrual cycles, while the exercise and control groups showed no change.”
If you’d like to read the full article you can follow the link at the opening of this post.
So what does this mean for you?
Well, in general acupuncture is very effective for many gynecological problems. As a Licensed Connecticut Acupuncturist I have treated many women over the years for many issues from PMS to menopausal hot flashes.
In many cases acupuncture can reduce the need for drugs or hormone replacement therapy.
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