We see many women who have been diagnosed with PCOS. Some come to see us as they have read that acupuncture may help to balance hormones and insulin thereby alleviating symptoms. Others come because they want to conceive but have irregular menstrual cycles and are unsure if they ovulate.
We always talk to these women about the importance of diet and so much can be done to help PCOS through food and nutrition. This article from The Independent details some of the basic advice. We provide more in depth advice to our clients and encourage them to make small, manageable changes, that will work for them as an individual. We also advise on supplements such as inositol. Dietary changes, exercise and acupuncture together are a great combination to combat PCOS. Many of the women that we treat return to a regular menstrual cycle and conceive, having made changes over a period of 3 months.