Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common issues in women of reproductive age. Many women are diagnosed with PCOS when they are having a difficult time getting pregnant. Women with polycystic ovaries can exhibit a wide spectrum of clinical presentations including:
- Anovulatory infertility (75%)
- Secondary amenorrhea (30% to 49%)
- Oligomenorrhea (85% to 90%)
- Infrequent, irregular, or absent periods. When their period does arrive, it is usually heavy.
Western medicine treatment of PCOS is usually in the form of the contraceptive pill or a progesterone-like hormone. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can also be used in the treatment of PCOS. Read in depth about PCOS and the Chinese Medicine Perspective including treatment principle and Chinese herbal prescriptions in this article.