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Acupuncture with manual and low frequency electrical stimulation as experienced by women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a qualitative study


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Title: Acupuncture with manual and low frequency electrical stimulation as experienced by women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a qualitative study
Authors: Billhult, Annika
Stener-Victorin, Elisabet
Issue Date: 3-Apr-2012
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Organization: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.
Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012 Apr 03;12(1):32
Abstract: Abstract Background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-10 percent of all fertile women and is associated with anovulation/oligoovulation, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries. Pharmacological treatment is often effective but associated with unwanted side effects. Acupuncture treatments have been shown to improve menstrual bleeding patterns and ovulation as well as hyperandrogenism, without side effects. The purpose of the present study was to describe the experience of acupuncture fo... more
ISBN: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-12-32
ISSN: 1472-6882
Description: © 2012 Billhult and Stener-Victorin; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29340
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