Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness

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PCOS Services Offered In Hackensack, NJ

Excessive facial hair, severe acne, and irregular periods can all be warning signs of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). At Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness, holistic therapies like acupuncture are available to restore balance to your hormones, ease symptoms of PCOS, and prevent PCOS-related metabolic syndrome. Lisa Mascall, DACM, L.Ac, and the specialists also help you explore the benefits of Chinese herbs and supplements to boost your overall wellness. Call the Hackensack, New Jersey, office to schedule a PCOS consultation, or book an appointment online today. 


What is PCOS?

PCOS affects women during their reproductive years. The condition results from excess amounts of androgen, a male reproductive hormone, in your bloodstream. Excess androgen may cause small fluid-filled sacs (cysts) to form along the edge of your ovaries, which can interfere with your fertility. 

Risk factors for PCOS include having a family history of the condition. Symptoms of PCOS can worsen in women who are overweight or obese. 

Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness offers holistic solutions for PCOS and its symptoms. The providers specialize in acupuncture therapy and can recommend Chinese herbs and supplements to improve your reproductive health. 

These strategies can also address PCOS-related metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions that increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and weight gain. 

The specialists can work with your OB/GYN to create an integrative treatment plan to better manage PCOS symptoms and prevent infertility and other complications. 

When should I seek treatment for PCOS?

Schedule an evaluation at Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness if you have PCOS symptoms like:

  • Irregular periods
  • Severe acne
  • Excess facial and body hair
  • Male-pattern baldness

Complications of PCOS can also include fertility issues that interfere with your ability to become pregnant or maintain a viable pregnancy. 

The providers assess your symptoms and your health history to determine if acupuncture and other holistic therapies can ease your PCOS symptoms. They may also ask to see your recent blood work to confirm or rule out a hormone imbalance. 

How does acupuncture treat PCOS?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy that uses fine needles to balance the life force of your body (qi). Restoring qi eliminates disease and prevents additional complications from developing. 

The Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness providers insert the needles into specific points (meridians) in your body to stimulate increased blood flow, relax muscles, and regulate your hormone production and metabolism.

Your wellness specialist leaves the needles in place for a period of time. They can also manually manipulate the needles or apply low currents of electricity to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes. When your session is complete, your provider removes the needles, and you can go back to your usual routine without limitations. 

In combination with acupuncture, the specialists can recommend Chinese herbs, supplements, lifestyle changes, and nutrition improvements to support your reproductive health, ease symptoms of PCOS, and promote healthy weight loss. They continue to monitor your treatment to ensure you achieve long-lasting symptom relief. 

Call Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness to schedule an evaluation for PCOS, or book an appointment online today.