PCOS otherwise known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a painful syndrome that affects thousands of women around the world. Western medicine typically is going to give you some sort of pill for PCOS and send you on your way. My daughter has experience with one of the medications western doctors typically prescribe for PCOS. It goes by the name Metformin.
While this medication may do wonders for some, it made her sick as she could be. She would take the recommended dosage of 4 pills per night and wake up in the middle of the night throwing up for hours on end. We decided after talking to the doctor about it to take her off the medication for a few weeks and to start back on one per night. We have yet to start back because she is no longer getting sick at night and neither of us wants it to start back up again.
Acupuncture is an alternative to western medicine and as it turns out it is also very beneficial for those who suffer from PCOS. Perhaps this is the route we will take next. In Chinese medicine, PCOS can be attributed to three different diagnoses; accumulation of phlegm being one, kidney deficiency being the second, and stagnation of the blood being third. Sometimes a patient can have all three of these going on at once but one of them is going to be the root cause of their PCOS symptoms. Studies have shown that electro-acupuncture treatments are the best when dealing with PCOS. These low electrical current machines can help lower testosterone levels in PCOS patients. If you have not yet tried electro-acupuncture and you suffer from PCOS, you should give it a try!