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How Does TCM Help With PCOS?

Acupuncture, TCM Treatments & Theory, Women Health

By Sin Kang TCM

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) often goes undiagnosed because women are not aware of it. More often than not, women only discover they have PCOS when they visit the gynaecologist because they have irregular periods or haven’t been successful in trying to get pregnant for over a year. 


If you or your loved ones are amongst the 10% of women who suffer from PCOS, you know how frustrating and debilitating the disorder can be. It is a hormonal disorder that wreaks havoc on women’s menstruation, fertility, and overall health. Fortunately, there are effective traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments such as Chinese acupuncture available to help women to get back onto the road to recovery. Treatments at a reputable TCM clinic in Singapore such as Sin Kang TCM can help women regulate their hormones and restore their health. Read on to learn more information about PCOS and how TCM can treat it effectively. 


Breaking Down What Is PCOS

PCOS is caused by the hormonal imbalance of a woman’s reproductive hormones. This means that PCOS can affect any woman, no matter what her race or age is. This syndrome can show itself in many different ways, most commonly in women in their 20s and 30s. You may not have all the symptoms, but if you have some of these, you may have PCOS:


  • Irregular or no menstruation
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Elevated LH hormones
  • Insulin resistance
  • Hirsutism, or excessive body hair in a male-like pattern on the upper lips and chin
  • Hair loss


When you have some of these symptoms, it is recommended that you visit a doctor for an ultrasound. This is because women with PCOS have polycystic ovaries, which means that their ovaries have many small, painless cysts. When an ultrasound is done, these cysts look like a string of pearls. However, having some symptoms and seeing this are not always an indication of the condition. 


For doctors to diagnose women with PCOS, they must meet two out of three requirements from the 2003 Rotterdam diagnosis:


  1. Infrequent or missing menstrual cycles 
  2. Blood test with high levels of androgens 
  3. Ultrasound that shows polycystic ovaries 


If you think you have PCOS or have been diagnosed with it, it is essential for you to talk to your gynaecologist or a physician in a TCM clinic in Singapore about your treatment options.


The Role Of TCM In Treating PCOS

In TCM, PCOS is often caused by a deficiency in the Kidney organ, too much phlegm, and blood stagnation. 


The goal of treatment is to release eggs and address other relevant metabolic problems. For women who want to conceive, TCM will help improve ovarian activity, uterine blood flow and boost ovulation in women. 


TCM helps with: 


  • Strengthening the spleen to facilitate the removal of excess dampness in the body
  • Tonifying the kidney which affects the reproductive system 
  • Increasing the flow of blood and Qi to transport optimal nutrients and oxygen to the egg


In particular, there is a growing acceptance of acupuncture as a treatment for PCOS and fertility. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine needles into specific body points to reduce pain, unblock energy, and boost blood flow to women’s reproductive organs. This process restores balance in the body and enhances fertility.


As a result, regular acupuncture sessions at TCM clinics can increase ovulation for women with PCOS and effectively reduce the duration of menstrual cycles in women with PCOS.


Treat PCOS Effectively With Sin Kang TCM

If PCOS is a struggle for you or your loved ones, be encouraged because Sin Kang TCM has had great success in treating women’s health issues and can help you get your life back on track. Sin Kang TCM Clinic is a MOH-registered TCM clinic and Chinese medical centre in Singapore with over 20 years of experience. Contact Sin Kang TCM for an appointment today to make use of our exclusive acupuncture promotion and start feeling like yourself again.


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Sin Kang TCM was established in 1999 in the heart of Singapore's business district and won the Top 25 Prestige Award in 2014 and awarded the Singapore 500 SME Company prestige commercial status in 2021.

For over 20 years, Sin Kang TCM Clinic has been providing a holistic and comprehensive range of treatments for our patients to improve their quality of life through affordable healthcare, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) wisdom and modern medical advances. Some of our treatments include signature NO-PAIN Acupuncture™, Tui Na, Cupping, Gua Sha and many more.

In 2017, we expanded our health renewal journey by curating quality products to bring you the best of TCM right to your doorstep.

When you're looking for quality affordable products, we hope that we'll continue to be the place you think of. Thank you for dropping by, and do drop us any feedback so that we can bring you better healthcare products!

Sin Kang TCM 于 1999 年在新加坡商业区的心脏地带成立,并于 2014 年荣获 Top 25 Prestige Award,并于 2021 年荣获新加坡 500 SME Company 声望商业地位。

20多年来,新康中医诊所以中医智慧和现代医学进步为基础,通过负担得起的医疗保健,为我们的患者提供全面和全面的治疗,以提高他们的生活质量。 我们的一些治疗包括标志性的无痛针灸™、推拿、拔罐、刮痧等等。

2017 年,我们通过精选优质产品扩展了我们的健康更新之旅,将最好的中医带到您家门口。

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