Why is Ayurveda better in managing PCOS?
Introduction: Term PCOS defines as polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is also known as polycystic ovarian disorder. The word syndrome in PCOS defines complex systems and organs of the body those are insulin resistance, obesity, menstrual problems etc. 5-12% of women are suffering from polycystic ovaries. It is most commonly found in women of reproductive age and is the leading cause of infertility among women. The biggest factor contributing towards Polycystic ovaries are lifestyle changes, poor dietary habits, too much processed food, stress etc.
What happened in PCOD?
There is imbalance in female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) in ovaries which suppresses the maturation of follicles in the ovaries (which every month releases ovum every month in normal conditions). So the ovum is poorly matured and so as the release of the ovum (anovulation). For fertilization ovum is required to fertilize sperms during intercourse that leads to conception. But in case of PCOS there is no ovum and hence no conception. The size of the ovaries get enlarged and have many cysts formed. It also causes various menstrual issues like delayed menses, painful periods, scanty or unstoppable periods.
How a patient of PCOS presents?
The women with PCOD often have an impact on physical and mental well-being. The quality of life of women is impared. Most of the women presents symptoms like:
Anxiety and depression
Low self esteem
Delayed or unpredictable menstruation
Heavy bleeding during mentruation
Obesity or weight gain
Acne on face
Darkening of skin or pigmentation
Excessive body hair
Difficulty in conception
Distrupt eating patterns
Leading causes of PCOD:
The exact cause is still unclear. But the changing lifestyle and environmental changes can be the serious cause of PCOS
Lack of physical exercise
Eating hormonal pills
High blood pressure
Miscarriages or premature births
Management of cystic">polycystic ovarian syndrome with modern medicines along with their side effects:
Hormonal pills: Hormonal pills or birth control pills are the most common treatment of PCOD to restore the normal menstrual flow. The single hormone progestin could help in bringing back periods but this do not provide permanent cure and it also alters the hypothalamus ovarian axis that imbalances the whole body.
Metformin: Metformin is the drug used to lowers down insulin resistance preventing type 2 diabetes and helps to reduce weight. But it has to be taken for prolonged period and is responsible for vitamin B12 deficiency. So the person might feel tired, breathless, low in energy etc.
Hair removal medication to get rid of excessive hair growth. The drug like eflornithine is commonly used. But it has various side effects like skin rashes, swollen patches of skin, acne etc. And it do not provide any permanent cure.
Laproscopic Surgery to destroy the androgen producing tissues. But sugery is not cost effective to people normally.
Ayurveda and Polycystic Ovarian Disorder:
According to Ayurveda in Polycystic Ovarian disorder the vitiated doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) further vitiates the dhatu like mamsa, meda and rakta that is mixed with kapha produced a raised, circular swelling called as Granthi (cyst). This condition is known as Granthibhuta artava dhusti that is Cyst as in PCOS, the follicle becomes cyst instead of a mature ovum.
Also Agneya guna of pitta is reduced that leads to vitiation of Apana vayu ( vata residing in genitals) and kapha avarana giving symptoms like scanty menses, annemorhoea etc.
Managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome with Ayurveda naturally:
Ayurveda while managing polycystic PCOS focuses on correcting doshas, kostha suddhi (detoxification) and enhacing the Agni (Digestive Fire). The main focus is on:
Rectifying Agni (digestive power)
Alleviating sroto avrodha (detoxification of micro channels )
Regularizing apana vata
Yoga asana for lifestyle modification like shavasna, matyasna, sarvanga asana, surya namaskar etc
Pranayama (breathing techniques)
Diet rich in nutients
Usage of single herbs like varuna, hareetaki, pippali, sunthi, pumarnava, haridra etc
Keynote: Some ancient Ayurveda's classical formualtions are dashmoolaristha, dhatrayadi ghrit, chitrakadi Gutika, Arogyavardhini vati, rajopravartini vati, varunadi khashaya etc.
Managing Polycystic ovarian Syndrome with Chandigarh Ayurved Centre:
1. Detox Premium Powder:
This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients like Parwal Pishti, Giloy satv, Shukta Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Gandhak Rasayan, etc.
Parwal Pishti: This Pishti reduces inflammation, flaking, itching of the skin. The Pishti is composed of natural coral calcium processed with rose water.
Shukta Pishti: It helps to balance the Pitta dosha in the body. All signs and symptoms related to Psoriasis patients are managed with this article.
Giloy Satv: This satv is prepared from the herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties of this herb deal with psoriasis easily.
Kamdudha Ras: This herbal-mineral classical preparation balances Pitta dosha in the body.
Gandhak Rasayana: This herbal preparation is used since ancient times for all types of skin disorders.
It contains ingredients like Shuddh parad, Aloe vera, Gandhak, etc that relieve redness in psoriasis patients.
Akik Pishti: This Pishti reduces all types of Pitta related disorder hence it gives good results in psoriasis.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with plain water.
2. Women Champion Syrup
Woman Champion is purely herbal and ayurvedic formulation. It is a very effective tonic for women and help to maintain their health. It balances all the doshas of body and also maintain hormone levels. It contains herbs like Lodhra, Manjishta, Ashok chaal, Punarnava,Shatavar,Bala,Daruharidra,Nagarmotha that help women typically with mood changes, stress, headache and pain. CAC Women champion helps in leading a life of minimum discomfort during those difficult days every month. It act as antioxidant, anti inflammatory, anti spasmodic, uterine tonic and immunity booster.
Recommended Dosage- Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.
3. Kanchnaar Guggul
It is one of the very efficient Ayurvedic herbal medicine that contain ingredients like
Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata)
Shunti (Zingiber officinale)
Maricha (Piper nigrum)
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), etc.
Kanchnaar guggul is mainly administrated in the cysts.These tablet are used in the condition of dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia. It is the best medicine for the Rakta - Shodaka.These tablets are very beneficial for hormonal imbalance. It enhances female reproductive health and infertility.
Recommended Dosage -Take 2 tablets twice a day with normal water.
4. Woman power tablet
It is a complete health supplement for women who are best for female health and vital energy. It helps to build up the immunity. This is a pure herbo mineral product of the best quality herbs. The herbs used are Ashoka, Shatavari, anatmool, etc. These are herbs used since ancient times to maintain female health metabolism. It works well in the reproductive system and other health-related disorders. The extract of these herbs is used which provides multiple health benefits. These herbs have the potential to improve female health and libido. The main Ingredients Rajah pravarthini vati, Femine care tablet, Shatavar extract, Ashoka chall extract, Ashwagandha extract, Giloy extract. It shows a great effect on menopausal women. It works well in hot flushes and mood swings. It regulates the female menstrual cycle, relieve menstrual pain, Used in leucorrhea is excessive discharge from the vagina, excessive menstruation, painful menstruation and delayed menstruation the herbs can alleviate almost every female problem when used for a long, regular period.
Dosage - 1 tab twice daily after meal.
5. Cyst Heal Tablet
CAC Cyst heal tablet is a pure ayurvedic medicine that contains various herbs extract that works on the any kind of abnormal growth like cyst, myoma, polyp, lipoma, lumps in breast, benign or malignant tumor. Cyst heal tablet helps in reducing any kind of abnormal growth in the body and reducing overall body weight. It treats menstrual irregularity, increases ovulation and follicular maturity, PCOS and treats female infertility as well.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
6. Femine Care Tablet
Femine care tablet is a pure and natural remedy that contains various herbs extract that works on the female reproductive system and make it healthy. These tablets show antioxidant properties, anti inflamatory and immuno modulater properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.