An ovarian cyst is a fluid filled sac that develops on a woman’s ovary. The ovary is the size and shape of an almond and is located on each side of the uterus. Woman normally have two ovaries. The ovaries produce eggs or ova which when matured are released during the monthly cycle. Most ovarian cysts disappear without treatment and often women do not realise that they had a cyst.1
Mostly, ovarian cysts do not produce any symptoms. However, symptom appear if the cyst ruptures is very large or blocks the blood supply to the ovaries.
The symptoms of ovarian cysts are; painful bowel movements, pelvic pain during menstrual period, pain during sex, lower back pain, breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, severe pelvic pain, fever, fainting, dizziness, and rapid breathing.
Every woman has ovarian cysts at some point in their life. However, ovarian cysts can develop when there is a failure to release the egg, or if the is underlying endometriosis,
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Acupuncture Treatment For Ovarian Cyst
An ovarian cyst is a closed pocket or pouch of tissue that is located within the ovary. According to the Chinese medication practise, ovarian cysts occur due to the stagnation of excess yin in the ovaries. Cysts and tumours are considered to be caused by stagnation of qi and phlegm. The acupuncture therapist will treat the patient by performing electroacupuncture at the acupoints of the Liver and Gall Bladder meridians. Additional acupoint of Spleen 9 and stomach 40 can be added if needed. The treatment is given three times a week.4
- Ovarian cysts – Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cysts/basics/definition/con-20019937
- Ovarian Cysts: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment – Healthline, http://www.healthline.com/health/ovarian-cysts#Symptoms3
- Ovarian cyst – NHS Choices, http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Ovarian-cyst/Pages/Causes.aspx
- Putting the Big Hurt on Uterine and Ovarian Cysts – Acupuncture Today, http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=32852