Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrinal disorder, with up to 33% of women in the UK having 10 or more follicles per ovary detected on ultrasound. It is strongly associated with ovulatory dysfunction, and increases the risk for associated conditions such as hyperinsulinaemia and insulin resistance, possibly leading to Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and an increased likelihood of developing impaired mental health later in life.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of PCOS, please download this factsheet.