This health video will focus on the health benefits of acupuncture for those suffering with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
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Jennifer Matthews: For ten years, Grace and John Ecclestone were happy to just have each other. Grace Ecclestone: If John and I were fortunate to have a child that would be great and if we didn't, that was a okay too. Jennifer Matthews: Since she was teenager, Grace has battled Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a hormone imbalance that leads to weight gain, excessive hair growth, irregular menstrual cycles and difficulty to getting pregnant. Abegael Lorico: There is actually no specific treatment for that. When a patient comes to you, she comes in for a particular complaint. Jennifer Matthews: An ancient therapy may prove to be the answer but they are still often misunderstood condition. Dr. Abegael Lorico conducted a small study of acupuncture's benefits. Her results were encouraging. Abegael Lorico: We define success as regulating the period, I would say that's five out of five. Jennifer Matthews: Long time sufferer Tina Mahserejian, joined the study. Tina Mahserejian : I was really skeptical. I was really what can it do for me. Jennifer Matthews: The answer was, a lot. Female Speaker; My weight stabilized, I started losing little bit of bit. Mentally, I was more stabilized, I didn't have as many headache. Jennifer Matthews: One patient's success even shocked doctor Lorico. Abegael Lorico: I did not believe it. Jennifer Matthews: Yes, Grace even got pregnant. Grace Ecclestone: I don't think that I really grasp the importance for me of becoming a mom until I actually was pregnant and then I said, oh wow, this is really great. Jennifer Matthews: And now the once quite house for two, is full of new life. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.