Study Shows Laser Acupuncture is Effective in Treating PCOS
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women of reproductive age, and arguably one of the most frustrating. When trying to conceive, it can be difficult to pinpoint ovulation with long or irregular cycles. We’ve discussed many ways of managing the symptoms of PCOS and improving egg quality and hormone balance through supplementation, acupuncture, diet and more. And now laser is having it’s spotlight on the treatment of PCOS.
In a 2018 randomized controlled study, lasers were applied at various acupuncture points (the points included in our laser baby protocol) for 11 sessions over a span of 12 weeks (with predominant initial frequency). After the end of the 3 months, analyses showed BMI, blood hormone levels, and insulin resistance were significantly decreased.
What does that mean? Decreased BMI and insulin resistance is crucial for hormone balance, specifically making sure androgens don’t get too high, which impedes follicular development and causes multiple underdeveloped follicles/cysts to sit on the ovaries causing further hormone disturbance, absent ovulation and long, irregular cycles.
What’s great about this study is that it reinforced that 3 months is the ideal amount of time to make changes in your health, fertility, hormones, and egg quality, a concept we consistently preach and stand by. It also mentioned three acupuncture points that we have already been using in our unique laser acupuncture protocol for years. In addition to the points mentioned in the study, we do additional laser on the carotid artery (for irradiating blood supply to the brain and rest of the body) and stellate ganglion (for parasympathetic nervous system response), and directly over the uterus and ovaries, significantly multiplying the positive effects mentioned in the study.
If you or anyone you know is struggling with the symptoms of PCOS and fertility, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 604-678-8600 to schedule a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation with one of our experienced practitioners and certified laser technicians.