After 6 strenuous years of ultrasounds and blood work, I was finally diagnosed by an endocrinologist with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), where numerous cysts were formed in my ovaries. Here is my story of how acupuncture helped regulate my PCOS symptoms.
This condition has caused severe irregularities in my menstrual cycle to the point where I was only getting a natural period through excess stress or emotional trauma, which worked out to be approximately 2-3 times a year. Throughout the 6 years, I followed western procedures recommended by my family doctor. I was placed on contraceptive pills to induce a monthly flow; however, the method was simply a means to an end, as it did not aim to cure my condition. I became worried that if I remained with the same approach, that I would one day become infertile after having been suppressed by hormones for many years.
This was where the committed team at Acubalance came into my life. I was rather hesitant with the realm of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine but after the initial consultation, I came out of the clinic feeling that I had finally found the solution to my exhausting condition – and I did.
I began treatment in March 2015 and noticed my first flow within the first 2.5 months of treatment following twice per week treatments, daily herbs and a good diet. As I continued with the treatment plan, my cycles gradually became more regular and are now monthly. Acubalance and its practitioners not only treated me with their extensive years of fertility expertise, but they also truly took their time to educate me into a brand new healthy and sustainable lifestyle that works both in conjunction with and after my treatment.
Acubalance provided me with the solution I had been seeking for the past 6 years and I can now say that I am a firm believer in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine – all thanks to the amazing Acubalance team!