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Acupuncture for Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian cysts are a common condition of the female reproductive system. Ovarian cysts are a sign
that your ovaries are not effectively processing follicles or clearing
the wastes away from tissues. This can occur due to the presence of
inflammation or the cysts themselves may cause inflammation.
Patients with ovarian cysts may have no symptoms, or they may experience
lower abdominal pain, especially during sex. Many cases of ovarian
cysts resolve on their own without treatment. However, sometimes they do
not. Many of our patients with ovarian cysts have experienced
significant benefits from our treatments. While most patients report a
reduction in symptoms, for some patients it results in a cure.
research at Harvard Medical School and many other institutions around
the world have determined that acupuncture has profound effects on the
body's physiology. These include a wide range of molecular and cellular
effects on the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, and
As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research
and technology to find solutions for patients with ovarian cysts.
During acupuncture for ovarian cysts, between 2 and 8 hair-thin needles
are placed to a shallow depth in the legs and abdomen. This treatment
helps to normalize levels of hormones so that the body can more
effectively heal itself from ovarian cysts.
Most patients are relaxed throughout the treatment. Because the body's
healing systems are activated, it is not unusual for patients to fall
asleep or experience deep rest during the treatment.
During treatment for ovarian cysts, it is sometimes necessary to address
another underlying reason for the condition. Therefore it is often
helpful when patients can bring information regarding any recent lab
tests. We will create an integrated treatment strategy for your unique
concerns and conditions. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you,
and with your other medical providers, in order to help you achieve the
best outcome possible for your health.
"In some cases, the disappearance of large ovarian cysts has been
confirmed by ultrasound around 1-2 months after beginning acupuncture
treatment. Depending on each individual's unique situation, I may also
provide recommendations for nutrition to assist the healing process. "
Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac.