Acupuncture to Treat PCOS in Miami

If you have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS) then you know how hard it is to treat the variety of symptoms that come with the diagnosis. These symptoms can range from acne, hair loss, weight gain, mental health issues to erratic periods.

For those who may not know, PCOS is a hormonal disorder where the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens (male sex hormones). ⁠Aside from abnormal periods, so many women experience abnormal hair growth, infertility, metabolic syndrome,  diabetes and hair loss because of this multifactorial hormonal imbalance.

Treating all of the different symptoms can at times feel overwhelming, but the good news is that acupuncture takes a holistic approach to treating PCOS. Chinese Medicine, which includes both acupuncture and herbal medicine, is a comprehensive and effective system for treating PCOS.⁠ Here are five ways I use acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to help treat patients with PCOS.

  1. It alleviates symptoms while regulating the endocrine and reproductive systems. In fact, there has been extensive research into the wide variety of benefits that acupuncture can do for patients with PCOS since it can regulate ovarian and adrenal sex hormone levels and lower the number of androgens in the body
  2. I believe in the importance of a collaborative approach. I will often send my patients to gynecologists and dermatologists to coordinate care, especially when medication is involved. When my patients are under other physicians’ care and are on medication, it is important to work with their other doctors to monitor blood levels, track progress, and lower medication as the patient improves.⁠
  3. Dietary changes are an important component of treatment. This multi-pronged approach helps address both root issues and symptoms.⁠
  4. I integrate Western supplements & Chinese herbs to complement traditional Chinese Medicine. I also recommend blue light therapy for skin concerns. ⁠These modalities help lower testosterone and insulin levels.⁠
  5. Treating PCOS is a process since it takes at least 3 months to rebalance hormones, but I have seen that within that time, my patients experience excessive hair growth and their skin issues including acne and melasma begin to wane.⁠

I reevaluate a patient’s case on a regular basis as hormones always need to be regulated when treating PCOS.⁠

If you or someone you know has PCOS and would like to take a more natural approach to heal please share this with them.

I specialize in women’s health, weight management, allergies, autoimmune diseases and environmental illnesses. I help patients improve and take control of their health and maintain their optimal weight.

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