Regular acupuncture shows improved PCOS biomarkers

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"Infertility, acne, excess facial and body hair, weight gain, an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes: they're all common symptoms of PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. Women who got a daily acupuncture session for six months showed the same improvements in male hormone levels, cholesterol levels, glucose and insulin markers, and weight as women who took prescription metformin pills three times a day, says a study in the latest issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine."

Please note that under national law claims of efficacy of treatment are required to be made with reference to evidence of a high standard. Traditionally acupuncture and moxibustion have been used to treat a wide variety of conditions however not all have been able to demonstrate evidence of efficacy within the constraints of clinical trials.

For further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Nicole Trudgeon (Chinese medicine Practitioner). Nicole is a practitioner of acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine (AHPRA registered) at her Booragoon clinic and is a Chinese Medicine Lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health Perth campus.