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Ovulatory Disorders (inc. polycystic ovaries and PCOS)

Ovulation problems account for approximately 40% of female fertility disorders and are most commonly seen with irregular menstrual bleeding patterns. A variety of conditions come under the umbrella of those ovulatory including premature ovulation, delayed ovulation or the inability to ovulate at all.


These may be hormonal disorders, egg-developmental problems where the eggs are unable to mature enough to be released effectively, or there may be problems in the functioning of the release of the egg itself due to some obstructive disorder.


Some ovulatory disorders may include:

  • Hypothalmic ovulation

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS/PCOD)

  • Resistant ovary syndrome

  • Premature menopause

  • Autoimmune disorders


Any of these conditions and many other ovulatory disorders can be successfully treated with acupuncture and TCM once the cause of disease has been found (causes can vary within one same disorder; these will be identified in your first consultation and treatment). Once ovulation and the menstrual cycle is regulated, fertility, naturally, is greatly increased.


If you are unsure as to whether you are ovulating, ovulation test kits can be purchased from pharmacies. Monthly bleeding is not proof that ovulation has occurred. How long any ovulatory disorder will take to treat is dependent on the severity of the individual case, hence if you are looking to conceive in the near future, it is advisable to start treatment as soon as possible.

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