PCOS & Acupuncture/Chinese Herbs

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal disease affecting 5-10% of women[1] in many ways including:

  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Fertility and pregnancy rates
  • Cardiovascular risks
  •  Weight gain and increased risk of diabetes

PCOS has also been associated with metabolic syndrome which is a potential precursor to diabetes but also explains why some women really struggle with weight loss[2].

Conventional methods of treatment struggle to treat PCOS effectively, however, there is increasing evidence suggesting that combining Chinese herbal medicine[3] and acupuncture[4] with prescribed medicines increases the effectiveness of PCOS treatment.  Furthermore, correct nutrition and lifestyle is essential to empowering long term management of symptoms.

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At Halos, our Chinese medicine practitioner Robin Burby has a decade of experience in helping women manage the symptoms of PCOS alongside conventional medications and has found that over a course of only a few months can significantly improve women's health for the long term.  Helen Moynihan is our Nutritional therapist whom has a special interest in working with women suffering with PCOS, having had personal experience in how nutrition was the key to getting pregnant and balancing her hormones.  Together, Robin and Helen are able to holistically treat and manage PCOS under one roof.

So if you are suffering with any of the symptoms related to PCOS, or know someone who is, give Halos a call or send an email to arrange an appointment – take action now and don't suffer needlessly any longer!



[1] Randeva H (2017) Is cardiovascular risk increased in women with PCOS? - FOR. Endocrine Abstracts 49 D4.1

[1] Ranasinha S, Joham AE, Norman RJ, Shaw JE, Zoungas S, Boyle J, Moran L and Teede HJ (2015), The association between Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and metabolic syndrome: a statistical modelling approach. Clin Endocrinol, 83: 879–887. doi:10.1111/cen.1283

[1] Ma, Qian-Wen, & Tan, Yong (2017) Effectiveness of co-treatment with traditional Chinese medicine and letrozole for polycystic ovary syndrome: a meta-analysis. Journal of integrative medicine, ISSN: 2095-4964, Vol: 15, Issue: 2, Page: 95-101

[1] Stener-Victorin E, Kokosar M, Maliqueo M, Sazonova A, Behre CJ, Højlund K, Benrick A, Tivesten A and Ohlsson C (2015) Repeated Acupuncture Treatments Increases Whole Body Glucose Uptake and Decrease Circulating Testosterone in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  Endocrine Society's 97th Annual Meeting and Expo, March 5–8, 2015 - San Diego