PCOS and Acupuncture… Two Views. Which One’s Right?

PCOS and Acupuncture… Two Views. Which One’s Right?

There is no shortage of treatments for infertility and anovulation in the world. Some of them are legitimate, scientific remedies. Some are home-based cures—“old wives’ tales,” as it were. Still others exist in the realm of popular myth and lore. For the woman grappling with fertility issues, especially those diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), it’s hard to sort through which of these remedies are reputable and which ones aren’t.

Certainly there are ways to reverse PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Because the condition presents in so many different ways, it’s difficult for patients to truly understand how the disease works, and how it can be treated. Basically, the condition is a hormonal imbalance, one brought on by Insulin Resistance. Some of the effects include infertility and anovulation, of course, but also skin and hair problems, as well as excess weight gain and even obesity.

One of the more common theories about the condition is that acupuncture can be used to increase fertility—but is this a medically sound idea, or just another urban legend?

Two Views of Acupuncture

 An article published by the National Institutes of Health was fairly clear in dismissing, out of hand, the link between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and acupuncture. The article stated that the treatment was no different than any of the other “fake treatments” out there. Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) who underwent the treatment saw no effect on their fertility beyond what those receiving placebo treatments received.


Alternatively, a study printed in Science Daily indicated that, when combined with physical activity and increased levels of exercise, acupuncture actually can have positive results in terms of fertility, as well as in regulating a normal cycle of menstrual bleeding. The question, of course, is which of these viewpoints is the accurate one?


The Real Remedy for PCOS

 Scientists may be split over the benefits of acupuncture for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) sufferers, but what nobody will deny is that there is one method for reversing the effects of the condition. That second acupuncture study was at least half right; exercise and balanced nutrition have been shown to curb the effects of Insulin Resistance, and promote an overall healthier way of living.

To learn more about the subject of What Causes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and acupuncture, visit us on the web at www.pcos.com.

Insulite Health, a Boulder, Colorado USA based company, is committed to reversing Insulin Resistance – a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Scientific research has revealed that this disorder can be a primary cause of sleep disorders. Insulin Resistance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, obesity and heartbreaking female infertility.

©Insulite Health, Inc., pcos.com empowers women with PCOS to transform their lives through a process of healing with their PCOS 5-Element System – the worlds only complete solution for helping women heal from the symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance.



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Robin is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. She comes to Insulite Health with a passion for helping women live vibrant, passionate lives. Robin had her own struggles with health. As a teenager she suffered from digestive disorders, weight, acne and hypoglycemia. As an adult she continued to struggle with balancing blood sugar, adult acne, mood swings, weight gain, arthritic conditions in her hands and chronic inflammation. Robin understands first hand how symptoms of poor health can keep us from living the life we dreamed of.

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