Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan , L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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                           Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS may also cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If you have polycystic ovary disease, you may have some of the following symptoms:

• Abnormal, irregular, or very light or infrequent menstrual periods
• Absent periods, usually (but not always) after having one or more normal menstrual periods during puberty
• Decreased breast size
• Development of male sex characteristics
• Increased hair growth
• Poor response to the hormone, insulin (insulin resistance), leading to a build-up of insulin in the blood
• Weight gain, or obesity

Conventional treatment is generally aimed at controlling symptoms and shifting levels of the various hormones that are involved in the disease. A problem with conventional treatment is that the medications used for ovarian cysts and polycystic ovary syndrome has undesirable side effects.

Traditional Chinese medicine was originally practiced to promote health and treat disorders in China, more than three thousand years ago. Acupuncture stimulates the organs, improves the blood flow, normalizes the hormonal levels, and promotes better functioning of the reproductive system. Chinese herbal treatment also enables the body to readjust the levels of hormones to more 'normal' levels. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can greatly help in improving your overall health as a means to achieve better emotional balance, wellbeing, improved sleep, and enhanced energy. When acupuncture and Chinese herbs are applied on a PCOS woman, it helps:

• To restore the reproductive energy system to normalize hormone production
• To remove constriction or obstruction of blood circulation in your pelvic organs.
• To improve the blood supply to continue a regular menstruation cycle, encourage the eggs to be invigorated for getting a healthy pregnancy.
• To dissolve the waxy and thick coating that can be found on the ovary surface to regulate the functioning and improve the egg quality.
• To soothe the sensitive nervous system for relaxation, reduce stress and influence healthy ovulation.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs provide a safe, effective, drug-free and natural whole body approach. This natural approach helps strengthen and (re)balance the hormonal systems of the body, encouraging conception and a healthy pregnancy.
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Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784