If you are a woman that is diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (more commonly referred to as PCOS), you know that there are many different health concerns to be aware of with the condition. While common medical treatments for this health issue include hormonal birth control pills, androgen antagonists, and medications to help with insulin resistance, you may be wondering what, if any, alternative medicine treatments can help you with your PCOS treatment and management. There are numerous alternative medicine options available to you that may be good complementary treatments for your conventional medical management of your condition. Get to know some of these options so you can give them a try as soon as possible.
While you may not expect it, going to the chiropractor on a regular basis can help you with managing chronic health conditions like PCOS. Chiropractic care is an alternative medicine practice that focuses on skeletal alignment, particularly the alignment of the spine.
The spine is one of the most important areas of the body because it is the central hub of the nervous system (along with the brain, of course). The nerves that run directly to the brain and carry signals to and from the brain to the rest of the body run along the spinal column. Because of that, if any of the vertebrae in the spine are even slightly out of proper alignment, nerves can be blocked or pinched causing disruptions in the signals being sent. This can cause and contribute to a great deal of discomfort and could potentially exacerbate conditions like PCOS.
In fact, reproductive health and spinal health are often closely linked. As such, regular visits to the chiropractor to get and keep your spine in proper alignment can help you with your PCOS in a myriad of ways. Chiropractic adjustments can be a good form of general stress relief, can help to reduce aches and pains (including painful menstruation), and can generally provide you with a better sense of well-being.
Another alternative medicine treatment that may be helpful in managing PCOS is acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient tradition originating in what is China today. This practice is a form of energy work and relies on the idea that they body is controlled by different types of energy that flow throughout the body. When those energies are not balanced or are blocked from flowing properly, the body suffers.
Acupuncturists use small needles that they insert just below the skin along acupuncture points or meridians to stimulate the flow of energy throughout the body. For PCOS, the acupuncture needles are inserted along the reproductive meridian, generally in the abdomen and pelvic region as well as the head and neck. Acupuncture can potentially help with pain and discomfort, hormonal headaches, and irregular menstruation.
Give these alternative medicine options a try for your PCOS to see if they offer you any relief to your symptoms. With any luck, these options along with your medical treatment will help you to better manage your condition. For more information, contact companies like SpineCare Chiropractic Daniel S. Wright, D.C.Share