August 07, 2018 / by Dr. Han
Females with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) typically have irregular or missed periods as a result of not ovulating. Although some women may develop cysts on their ovaries, many women do not. They may also have weight gain, low energy, unwanted hair growth, thinning hair on the head, acne, infertility, etc. What I treat most is the infertility associated with PCOS. According to my experience from working with them, I have some suggestions to PCOS patients.
Keep periods as regular as possible. Treatment such as Acupuncture and Herbs, healthy life style such as exercise, diet therapy, away from alcohol and cigarettes, enough sleep etc. will help you balance hormones, strengthen metabolism and regulate periods. The more regular periods the less other complications you may have.
Don’t wait too long to get pregnant. Especially for PCOS patients, age is very crucial for pregnancy. You get pregnant much easier in your thirties than forties. Acupuncture and herbs can help you get pregnant naturally.
IVF plus Chinese Medicine make miracles. Having PCOS does not mean you can’t get pregnant even you are 40 years old. PCOS is one of the most common, but treatable causes of infertility. In women with PCOS, the hormonal imbalance interferes with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation). If you don’t ovulate, you can’t get pregnant. IVF process can control menstrual cycles and promote ovulation. Acupuncture and herbs can balance hormones, improve the quality of eggs, thicken the lining in the uterus, relieve the anxiety and overall prepare your body to be ready for retrieval and transfer. The combination of Chinese medicine and IVF will increase the chance of pregnancy significantly.