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PCOS, Changing your lifestyle to optimize your fertility


PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome, a hormonal disorder that affects women. It is diagnosed based on 2 out of the 3 criteria:

1.       Irregular periods or no periods

2.       Higher than normal male hormones

3.       Ultrasound of polycystic ovaries

Many women have PCOS and are undiagnosed until they are trying to get pregnant because symptoms may not be so obvious, such as acne, hair growth, darkening of the skin, or weight gain.


Natural Approaches for PCOS and ovulatory infertility

During the month of September 2021, I asked our team of Acubalance practitioners to blog about PCOS since September is PCOS Awareness Month. They really delivered and I feel fortunate to work alongside such a devoted and brilliant group of health professionals.

While they posted PCOS blogs, I organized a PCOS resource page for you that includes past blogs, videos, and recipes to help resolve the symptoms and risk factors related to PCOS.  

Could You Have PCOS?

September is PCOS awareness month, and in the spirit of sharing more about the condition and how we help our patients manage it, I wanted to dive deeper into some of the lesser known symptoms. Could you have PCOS?

Foods for PCOS



So you have been diagnosed with PCOS, now what? Often your doctor will suggest the birth control pill if you are not trying to conceive, or an ovulation induction medication like Clomid or Letrozole if you are. A lot of people are left wondering, ‘what else can I do?’

What PCOS patients are missing when it comes to testing and treatments

I talk with Dr. Mark Perloe MD, IVF consultant and PCOS expert, about the missing diagnosis and natural treatment approaches for helping women with ovulatory disorders like PCOS regulate their cycles and get pregnant and carry to term.


Dr Perloe will also be sharing in his integrative Fertility Symposium lecture in May 2021 for health professionals how this metabolic disorder known as PCOS can cause poor egg quality, poor embryo quality and negatively impact uterine receptivity and what natural approaches can resolve these issues.


Children born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome—short- and long-term impacts on health and development

Maternal PCOS status may negatively influence offspring infant and childhood growth, cardiometabolic health, reproductive health, and neurodevelopment.

I shared below our Acubalance approach to PCOS that I presented (excerpt of lecture) at a fertility conference in Los Angeles in March 2019

More Studies Confirm Laser Acupuncture Effective in Treating PCOS

One of the great things about this study is that it reiterates the importance of dosage and frequency when it comes to laser. The subjects obtained laser therapy three times per week for 60 days to achieve the desired results, which is pretty incredible considering the average menstrual cycle for women with PCOS can be way longer than 60 days. Another great thing about this study is that it is proven with blood tests showing that reproductive and endocrine hormone levels significant improves with photobiomodulation.


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