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Alternative Treatments for PCOS: What You Should Know

A Girl with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
When you are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), there are many treatment options available. The conventional medical treatments include birth control pills, metformin, spironolactone, and various other medications. However, what you may not know is that there are also numerous alternative medicine treatments to help you manage your symptoms.
Here are two alternative treatments that can help you manage the symptoms of PCOS.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is one of the best alternative medicine treatment options for PCOS symptoms and issues. The idea behind chiropractic care is that many of the symptoms associated with various health conditions are caused or worsened by skeletal system issues, specifically those in the spine.
When the vertebrae in the spine are out of alignment, the nerves that run along the spine can become pinched or otherwise blocked. If nerves in the spine are not able to function properly, the systems throughout the body with which they communicate cannot function as well as they should, either.
As such, spinal misalignments could contribute to your PCOS symptoms including headaches, fatigue, cramps and pain, and more. To remedy those issues, a chiropractor will first take x-rays of your spine. The x-rays will show them exactly which vertebrae are out of alignment and how severe the misalignments are.
Once the chiropractor has a solid idea of where the issues in your spine are, they can go about performing spinal manipulations to help get your spine back into proper alignment. They will use manual techniques (hands to body) and chiropractic technologies like electrical stimulation and other options to help get your spine back into alignment.
The immediate aftereffects of chiropractic sessions are relaxation and calmness. However, pain relief, headache relief, and the reduction of other symptoms can soon follow. And with continued sessions with a chiropractor, you can have even further symptom relief.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is another alternative medicine treatment that can help you with PCOS symptoms. The tradition of acupuncture comes from ancient Chinese medicine and has grown in popularity over the years. It is based on the idea that the body and everything in nature function based on flowing energies.
The energies that flow throughout your body help to keep everything balanced and functioning properly. However, those energies can be pushed out of balance or blocked entirely, which can lead to numerous symptoms and problems throughout the body.
To counteract the imbalances and blockages in the body that could contribute to symptoms, an acupuncturist will insert tiny needles into specific points throughout the body. These points are known to be energy hubs that, when stimulated by the needles, can trigger chain reactions of energy flow throughout the body.
For a woman with PCOS, the energy points accessed most will be those associated with the reproductive organs. One of the most frustrating symptoms of PCOS for most women is infertility.
And while there are conventional medical treatments to help improve the odds of conceiving a child, you may want to hedge your bets with alternative medical assistance as well. The acupuncture points to aid in fertility are primarily located in the back and torso.
On the other hand, if you are more concerned with the headaches and migraines that can occur due to PCOS, the acupuncture points would be in the face, hands, and feet. With regular treatment from an acupuncturist, you may be able to not only treat your PCOS symptoms but also prevent them from recurring as often as they would otherwise.
Knowing these alternative medicine treatment options for your PCOS, you can call and schedule your chiropractic and acupuncturist appointments as soon as possible. 

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Orangeburg, SC
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