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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, is characterized by hyperandrogenism, oligo/amenorrhea, and polycystic ovaries.

Women with PCOS are at greater risk for:

  • Infertility
  • miscarriage
  • endometrial cancers
  • heart disease and heart attacks
  • type II diabetes
  • strokes

Here’s a randomized study done showing the positive effects of Acupuncture, and especially acupuncture and exercise on PCOS. At Glow, we recommend acupuncture 1-2 times per week for 16 weeks, plus dietary and supplement support for our PCOS patients. We find this protocol to be very effective and a great adjunct for those women taking Clomid or undergoing IVF.

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