Ayurvedic Management of PCOS -(Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)-2

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Ayurveda suggests that this is a Vata type disorder(Apan vata), though the involvement of other dosha can be there but in some measure.
Vata predominance manifests with painful menses, severe menstrual irregularity, low weight, coldness
Pitta predominance manifests as hair loss, acne, painful menses, clots, heart problems
Kapha predominance manifests as increased weight, infertility, hirsutism, diabetic tendencies, coldness

Ayurvedic Treatment for PCOS

The treatment principle is to clear obstruction in the pelvis, normalise metabolism, Assist cleansing and regulate the menstrual system (arthava dhatu).

Ayurveda has a wide range of phytosterols to strengthen ovarian functions.

Various Ghritas like "Phalaghrita" are made from herbs and cow ghee are used to balance out hormones.

Useful Herbs in PCOS Treatment

Aloe vera, cinnamon, fenugreek, amalki, honey, glycosugars, shilajit, shatawari, aswgandha, Kauncha, Vidarikand, salam, ashoka, are the useful herbs.
Herb "Latakaranj" (Caesalpinia crista) has shown encouraging results in PCOS cases.

Some of the other useful medicines include Arogyavardhini, Dashmool preparations, Kanchanar guggul, Pushyanug choorna, Chandraprabha etc. The goal of herbal medicine is to reduce circulating androgens, optimizing ovarian function, and supporting optimal endocrine function.

Panchkarma for PCOS Treatment

  • - Basti (the enema therapy) is the best choice to bring Vata in physiological proportion. The Matra Basti and Uttar Basti are highly efficient to calm down Vata dosha.
  • - Abhyangam the whole body massage with anti-Vata oils
  • - Swedan or steaming with anti Vata herbs
  • - Upnaha or poultice - A medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of herbal preparation or a castor oil packs

Yoga for PCOS Treatment

Sarvagasana, Matsyasana, Ardhmatsyendrasana, Paschimottanasana, Surya namaskar, Ushtrasana and all backward bending asana are recommended but they should be try under the supervision of an expert.