Acupuncture and Exercise Can Benefit Women With PCOS, Swedish Study

A research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden reveals that Acupuncture and physical exercise can improve the hormonal levels and also the menstrual bleeding in women suffering from PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This might bring some relief to 10% young women who are affected by this condition.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese alternative medicine which uses needles to correct many medical disorders. The researchers gave acupuncture treatment to one group of females suffering from PCOS, the second group was asked to perform physical exercise thrice a week and the third group acted as the controls. It was observed that the acupuncture as well as the exercise reduced the levels of testosterone and regularized the menstruation. Elisabet Stener-Victorin, lead author of the study, found out that acupuncture was more effective of the two treatments.

Thus, acupuncture and the physical exercise along with a healthy diet can help in controlling the symptoms of PCOS. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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