Golden Gate Fertility Centre
11-01, Jalan Kenari 18B,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100 Puchong,
Selangor, Malaysia.
+603-8070 1558
Consultation Hours:
Monday to Friday (5.30pm to 9.30 pm)
Saturday (4.30pm to 9.30 pm)
Sunday (1.30pm to 3.30 pm)

*Tuesday is our clinic off day*

Seremban Clinic Branch
54, Jalan Toman 4, Kemayan Square, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
+606-761 9633
+6012-276 7945
+6012-365 8478
+606-763 5679

Consultation Hours:
Sunday (6.30pm to 9.30pm)
(On alternate Sunday of each month)

Golden Gate Healthcare
Sdn Bhd Office HQ

2-2, Jalan Puteri 1/8, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.
+603-8051 1488

Consultation Hours:
This is Not a Clinic just an Office

Johor Bahru Fertility Clinic Branch
300, Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
+6012-276 7945
+6012-365 8478

Consultation Hours:
Tuesday (3.00pm to 8.00 pm)
(On alternate Tuesday, consultation by appointment)

How TCM treat PCOS with subfertility£¿

02 Aug 2021
How TCM treat PCOS with subfertility£¿
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Can TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) help PCOS?


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder affecting the ability to achieve pregnancy in affected women, affecting nearly 10 percent of women overall. “poly” means many and “cyst” means sacs that contain fluid and “syndrome” means a group of associated symptoms. Patients usually only find out about PCOS during a clinic visit for their irregular menses, prolong delay menstruation or failing to get pregnant after actively trying for it.
Women with PCOS may or may not have symptoms and may not have all the symptoms at the same time. It is also important to know that women who are overweight or obese are more likely to have PCOS, while it can happen with women with normal BMI. Following are the symptoms of PCOS

     - Infrequent or absent menses. Some women have abnormal uterine bleeding due to prolong absent of ovulation.
     - Excessive growth of dark or coarse hair in a male-like pattern – face, back and chest. This is known as hirsutism.

When investigated by doctors, women with PCOS may have pearl string appearance seen in ovary due to the present of multiple cysts on an ultrasound scan. From blood investigation they may also have too much male hormone, testosterone. The LH hormone may also be raised.
The diagnosis of PCOS is based on the fulfilment of 2 out of the 3 Rotterdam criteria. PCOS is also frequently associated with metabolic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Other medical problem may be seen include Sleep apnea and fatty liver disease.
In the theory of TCM, PCOS is often due to kidney deficiency, excess water, blood stagnation, and Yang deficiency.
For those who are trying to get pregnant, TCM will help to improve the ovarian activity, uterus blood flow and support ovulation for fertilisation. This is done by:

  1. Improve kidney function - which influence the reproductive system.

  2. Remove excess dampness in the body.

  3. Improving blood and Qi circulation to ensure optimal nutrients and oxygen is being transported to both ovaries and subsequently eggs(follicles) and removing excess dampness.

PCOS women who are overweight or obese, there tends to have more dampness present. Combine healthy diet and lifestyle, TCM can improve the PCOS condition and helps body return to normal endocrine function.
Stress is another contributing factor to irregular menses, and acupuncture will helps relax the body and mind and improve the nervous system. Acupuncture has been gaining popularity worldwide especially in the treatment of fertility. Many fertility specialists in the Europe are using acupuncture to improve the IVF treatment success rate. Acupuncture can unblock meridian in the body to improve circulation of qi, energy, and blood flow to the reproductive systems, which boosting fertility in the process. Consistency is the key in any treatment, weekly acupuncture sessions is reported to better improve fertility function than occasional on-and-off treatment.
If you suspect or have been diagnosed with PCOS, it is important to talk to your doctor to understand what western medicine options you have, while also talk to our physicians to discuss your treatment options.

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