Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovaries
23 April 2008
A review article has evaluated the use of acupuncture to prevent and reduce symptoms related with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Reporting on experimental observations in rat models of polycystic ovaries and clinical data from studies in women with PCOS, the Swedish authors suggest that acupuncture can affect PCOS via modulation of the neuroendocrine system (in particular the sympathetic nervous system) and can exert long-lasting beneficial effects on the metabolic and endocrine systems and on ovulation.
(Acupuncture in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Current Experimental and Clinical Evidence. J Neuroendocrinol. 2007 Nov 28 [Epub ahead of print]).