Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) – Toronto, Canada
Alive Holistic Health PCOS
While the exact cause of PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is not known, this condition is thought to affect as much as 10% of women, causing infertility and irregular menstrual cycles for many. Women in Toronto, Canada can trust Alive Holistic Health Clinic for PCOS therapy that is customized to your individual needs. Unlike traditional Western medicine that focuses primarily on symptoms, naturopathic medicine takes the entire body into account in an effort to discover the underlying cause of disease and illness. Every person’s body is different, particularly when it comes to fertility and reproductive issues; there is no “standard” treatment for PCOS.
PCOS is usually diagnosed when it is discovered that a woman’s ovaries contain multiple cysts. This condition typically occurs in women of child-bearing or reproductive age, which means it can make it difficult or even impossible to become pregnant without treatment. PCOS treatment may involve nutrition and diet changes, Chinese herbal medicine, lifestyle changes, acupuncture for reducing stress and balancing hormones and other components of naturopathic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome may include:
- Irregular menstrual cycles or anovulation (no ovulation)
- Severe acne, hirsutism (excess facial and body hair) often caused by excess androgen
- Insulin resistance
Women who suffer from PCOS are often at an increased risk for breast or endometrial cancer, diabetes, coronary artery syndrome and other diseases. With PCOS treatment the goal is to promote optimal wellness throughout the body, mind and spirit. Losing weight, reducing stress and anxiety, exercising and lifestyle changes that reduce or eliminate unhealthy habits go a long way toward improving fertility and the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Herbal medicine has been proven helpful for hormone regulation; acupuncture is a component of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) used for thousands of years for promoting relaxation and blood flow, and balancing the energy pathways or “meridians” in the body. At Alive Holistic Health Clinic our PCOS therapy is designed to empower your fertility while promoting good health and is often used in conjunction with traditional Western medicine for the best outcomes. We invite women in Toronto who are ready to change their lives for the better to contact our infertility practitioners now at 416-591-1535.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder and the chances of having PCOS is higher for women who have direct relatives with this endocrine disorder, or who are overweight. Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other traditional or natural treatment as it promotes reproductive system function and reduces androgens (male sex hormones) in the female body.
For some women with PCOS, fertility may be sub-optimal or time to pregnancy may take longer than those who do not have this condition. Often accompanied by irregular, infrequent, or no menstrual cycles, a woman with PCOS may find it challenging to time intercourse when she is unsure when or if she is ovulating. Acupuncture addresses fertility problems by regulating hormones, ovulation, and menstruation by promoting blood flow to the ovaries. Not only does acupuncture enhance fertility, it also improves outlook, mood and sleep while reducing headaches and other negative symptoms that may or may not be directly associated with this condition.
Acupuncture eliminates disruptions and gently corrects underlying deficiencies, stimulating natural hormone production while helping regulate periods. When combined with a proper diet, healthy lifestyle, herbal supplements and self-care, you will feel better while taking control of your own fertility. If you are in the Toronto area, contact Alive Holistic Health Clinic today at 416-591-1535 to learn more.