Do you have infertility problems and have been battling depression over your failure to conceive and have a child? Or are you frustrated after having tried almost every treatment and procedure available and still seeing negative results? Electro acupuncture may be what you need; and who knows – it may work for you.
Functions Of Electro Acupuncture In PCOS
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading ovulation disorders and causes of infertility among women, where they experience an abnormal or absence of ovulation.
Electro acupuncture acts by correcting your abnormal hormonal imbalances, particularly the excess androgen and insulin production.
Electro acupuncture also corrects your neuroendocrine imbalance that stimulates more LH (lutenizing hormone, responsible for the rupture of the mature ova) than the FSH (follicle stimulating hormone, responsible for the maturation of the ova).
The increased LH is the one causing over production of the male hormone androgen that prevents you from having an ovulation. Although genes play a very important role in PCOS, electro acupuncture can help correct the effects of the genetic function problems.
Electro acupuncture when applied as a corrective procedure for PCOS targets the nervous system in several ways:
Stimulation of more FSH Production
Electro acupuncture stimulates the ovaries via the nervous system. Electro acupuncture needles are inserted below the knee through the lower leg muscles, lower back and lower abdomen.
These needles stimulate neurotransmission of nerve impulses to the brain that stimulate production of more FSH which sends a feedback mechanism through the nerve pathways to stimulate full maturation of an ovum in the ovary.
Regulation of Sympathetic System Activity
Studies show that PCOS is linked to abnormal levels of a neurohormone called β-endorphin, which is directly associated with increased production of insulin.
Women with PCOS have also been found to have unusually high amounts of nerve fibers and nerve growth factors in their ovaries. All these conditions affect the overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system causing ovulation disorders.
What electro acupuncture does is to target specific brain centers that will inhibit over-stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that results to PCOS disorder.
Induction of Ovulation
Studies show that regular low frequency electro acupuncture can induce ovulation, which was seen in a series of 14 electro acupuncture treatments done in 24 women with known PCOS condition.
In a study, electro acupuncture showed the same percentage of effectiveness in inducing ovulation when compared with HCG injection. What was outstanding in that study was that ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome was greatly reduced in electro acupuncture than with HCG injection therapy.
Regulation of Areas in the Central Nervous System
Electro acupuncture has been found to regulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis of the central nervous system which directly affects abnormal function in PCOS that stimulates normal ovulation cycle.
Improved Blood Flow on the Ovaries
Electro acupuncture significantly increases blood flow in the ovaries stimulating normal effects on the sympathetic nervous pathways.