P.C.O.S is a metabolic disorder that can affect a woman’s hormonal levels which can affect their ability to conceive. It is believed to affect up to 10% of women and is the major cause of irregular cycles in women. P.C.O.S can often begin with the onset of menarche and remains undiagnosed until a woman tries to conceive. The main cause is believed to be hormonal imbalances including the excess production of the male hormone androgen.
One in six couples these days are experiencing difficulties in conceiving. The contributing causes include leaving parenthood to later in life, increased environmental toxins and stress levels, poor diet and nutrition combined with an increased sedentary life. Making some lifestyle changes including green leafy vegetables in your diet, reducing sweet foods and alcohol consumption and quitting smoking can improve chances of conception.
Acupuncture is a technique that involves the insertion of fine, disposable needles into specific points within the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points within the body to stimulate the nervous system to produce chemicals and reactions in the body to promote wellbeing and good health. In the body energy called ‘Qi’ runs through the body in lines called meridians.
Acupuncture is a form of complementary and alternative medicine that originated in China. Its exact date of discovery is unknown but evidence suggests Acupuncture is at least 3,000 years in existence with the possibility that it can be dated back as far as the Stone Age when soldiers were injured by stone arrows and it was observed something else healed.