Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Acupuncture research from Sweden: acupuncture for polycystic ovary syndrome A Swedish review article has evaluated the use of acupuncture for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), specifically its prevention and reduction. Assessing clinical data from studies in women with PCOS, and rat models of PCOS, the authors suggest acupuncture may benefit PCOS patients by affecting the neuroendocrine system, and exerting long-lasting beneficial effects on the metabolic and endocrine (hormone) systems and on ovulation.

(Acupuncture in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Current Experimental and Clinical Evidence. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 29 November 2007.)

Acupuncture helps Period Pain

In a trial to see whether acupuncture helps period pain, 201 patients were randomly allocated to receive either 15 acupuncture sessions over three months, or no acupuncture. Evaluation after three months showed the acupuncture patients to have less pain, and an improved quality of life compared to the control group.

(Focus on Alternative & Complementary Therapies 2006;11)