Excessive body hair growth in females is often seen in females with polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS) which can cause problems with oestrogen. Hirsutism may also be complicated with many other gynecology problems and some of these are discussed below.
Classic Chinese medical texts have recognized that excessive facial hair in women can be treated via what is called the chong meridian which is known as the “Sea of Blood”. Many acupuncturists use this meridian to treat many different menstrual disorders as part of their treatment regime.
Research on acupuncture for hirsutism has shown that it can be helpful and acupuncture is a safe and natural alternative treatment for this condition.
In fact, there are no pharmaceutical medications that can treat hirsutism.
In addition, hirsutism may be involved with Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS), and associated with menstrual irregularities as well as being a symptom of various types of infertility. Acupuncture can also be used to help these conditions.
Women with hirsutism may also have balding, decreased breast size and irregular menstrual cycles. Irregular menstrual cycles can include no periods, scanty periods and periods that are sometimes late and sometimes early.