Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

I received this question on an expert site which I wanted to share with you about acupuncture and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS.

Question: I was diagnosed with PCOS a year ago. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant. I have many of the symptoms typical for PCOS including few and irregular periods, body hair, acne, and weight gain which is difficult to take off,  but do not have the actually cysts on my ovaries according to my ultrasound.

What would you recommend for my situation?

Answer: Hello,
Thank you for your question. I understand you’re in
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What to do about the Flu in New York City

teacupIn a press release yesterday, NYC has announced that the flu has come to New York City.

In Chinese Medicine there are two main ways to prevent getting the flu.  First, boost your own immune system, which Chinese medicine  (read this post for more info).  Second, fend off any invaders before you get sick.

It is best to treat a disease before you get it by boosting your immune system.  I recommend taking the mushroom reishi, also called ling zhi in Chinese, which will help boost your immunity and your energy.

But when the flu is going around, … Read More