How Chinese Medicine can help with PCOS
PCOS affects 1 in every 10 women of childbearing age. It is a hormonal imbalance which affects the overall health of women and is also a common cause of infertility.
Many experts talk about PCOS once it has been diagnosed in the patient, however, very few people talk about ‘Pre-PCOS’ condition.
What is Pre PCOS?
Pre PCOS is the stage before PCOS is officially detected. It has the same symptoms as PCOS however, no cyst on the ovaries is detected during an ultra scan. In many cases, misdiagnosis can affect the women’s health.
When is PCOS diagnosed?
PCOS is diagnosed when women suffer from irregular periods, absent period, absent ovulation and infertility. Laboratory blood tests will also detect hormone imbalance. Ultrascan will show cysts on ovaries.
Some women also suffer from acne, hair loss, some experience excess body hair, IBS, weight gain, low sexual function as well as depression.
Excess androgen – high level of male hormones
Weight Gain / Belly Fat
Anxiety / Depression
Low Sex Drive
Why is PCOS often diagnosed late?
Currently, the diagnosis of PCOS is dependent upon clinical blood test and Ultrasound scan. This means it is only diagnosed at a later stage when a cyst is the ovaries is present and the blood test proves hormone imbalance exists. It is only at this stage that PCOS is ‘officially’ diagnosed and women start looking for treatment. This is where Pre-PCOS plays a part.
Generally, with Pre PCOS discomfort and small symptoms are present however these tend to be overlooked until the cyst is developed and detected through the ultra scan or hormone imbalance is detected through a blood test.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has a different approach to diagnosing and treating PCOS.
How does Traditional Chinese Medicine Detect and treat PCOS and Pre PCOS condition
The first point in Traditional Chinese Medicine when diagnosing any health problems include:
Looking at Patients Tongue
Checking their Pulse
Looking at Patient’s History and Lifestyle
Diagnosis and treatment in traditional Chinese Medicine revolve around the principle of Yin-Yang Balance.
What are the main symptoms of PCOS and Pre PCOS according to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Cold hand and feet
Bloating and Windy
The body of the Tongue is, light pink in colour and both sides of the tongue body have teeth mark
Pulse is weak and deep
Based on the founding principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine of Yin Yang Blanace. All the above symptoms relate to Yang deficiency of Spleen and Kidney. Some case can be more complicated in this case Traditional Chinese Medicine will focus on treating not only the symptoms but also the cause.
How to balance spleen and kidney Yang deficiency?
The treatment for both PCOS and Pre PCOS will be the same as long as the above group syndromes are present. The treatment plan will focus on treating both the root cause along with the symptoms and will include changes in lifestyle along with the following treatments:
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Additionally, changes in the patients’ lifestyle is very important. Lifestyle includes, food, drinking, exercise, work, keep warm. Take a look at our blog post on how to rever PCOS naturally by yourself for more detail.
Can Traditional Chinese Medicine really rever PCOS and Pre PCOS condition?
Yes, Traditional Chinese Medicine can help rever PCOS and Pre PCOS condition because none of the conditions are bacterial, virus or autoimmune diseases. The problem lies with the reproductive organs and hormone imbalance. It is simply a case of imbalance in Yin Yang according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a natural approach with no side effects, it has also been in practice for over 3000 years. If you suffer from any of the above symptoms and have been diagnosed by PCOS why not try Chinese Medicine.
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