Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & Acupuncture

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition for women where fluid filled cysts grow around the ovaries. These cysts can prevent ovulation and often lead to an irregular menstrual cycle. Weight gain, skin problems and excessive hair growth are commonly associated with PCOS due to the imbalance of male/female hormones in the body. Ovulation problems and irregular menstruation can lead to infertility.


From the perspective of Chinese medicine, PCOS is viewed as an accumulation of fluids (known as Damp) which are not being processed successfully by the body - a condition known as Kidney Yang weakness.

Our approach to treatment often combines acupuncture, herbal medicine and dietary changes to strengthen Kidney Yang and regulate the movement of fluid around the ovaries.