Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent, prolonged or no menstrual cycle. In this condition, ovaries develop a collection of small follicles and fail to regularly release eggs.
In Ayurveda, PCOS is determined as a Kapha dosha disorder. Atharva dhatu is the tissue that is responsible for reproductive functions in female body and the channel that carries the reproductive fluid is called as atharvavaha strota. In PCOS, these strotas are blocked by over accumulation of Kapha dosha, and natural flow of fluids is hampered. Thus, the metabolism is suppressed, movement is obstructed and PCOS symptoms are observed.
The treatment for PCOS in Ayurveda focuses on balance of doshas and rebooting the body in a completely natural way. The treatment includes Ayurvedic detoxification of the body, strengthening and revitalization of the female reproductive system, rectification of hormonal imbalance and management of obesity and insulin resistance. Panchakarma serves as a first line treatment in PCOS. It treats the root cause by eliminating toxins from the body and clearing the blocked channels. Ayurvedic treatment for PCOS proves to be more effective than modern medicine in terms of side effects and avoidance of any complications in future.
In essence, Ayurveda is a Feminine philosophy. It's the Primal Goddess's offspring. She nurtures, rejuvenates, and cures herself, as well as giving Prana, or Life-Giving Energy, creative form and shape.
Ayurveda is sensitive to the Sukumara nature of the female body (Sanskrit: gentle, delicate, and fragile). This isn't meant to be a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it depicts Feminine Balance and Natural Balance, as well as the deep relationship between the two. When a female body menstruates, it shows that it is capable of doing precisely what Mother Nature does - producing, reproducing, feeding, and developing.
PCOS is not curable with Western medicine. Hormonal therapy and birth control tablets are common treatments for PCOS, and they help to regulate your periods and boost fertility. Furthermore, there are a number of cosmetic treatments that may be used to eliminate unwanted hair. To put it another way, western medicine focuses solely on managing the symptoms of PCOS.
Ayurveda, on the other hand, offers a multifaceted treatment with the finest curative outcomes.
Ayurveda can't help you until you change your lifestyle. As a result, before undergoing Ayurvedic therapy for PCOS, you should have the right mentality. Here's the four-point treatment plan we use for PCOS:
In some cases, all of these may be necessary, while in others, one or two stages may suffice. The two most important factors in determining therapy are the case's chronicity and severity. How are we going to do it?
Dosha Balancing is a process that involves balancing the doshas. These two things are linked, and this is something that must be done. This is the initial stage in ensuring that the body is functioning properly. The risks of disrupting pathology will be reduced as long as physiology is in place. This may be done after collecting the patient's entire personal and menstrual history, as well as a pulse diagnostic.
Lightening up the fire: According to Ayurveda, excellent metabolism is the basis to all of the body's correct functions. Agni is the god of metabolism. A healthy metabolism aids the body in warding off all diseases.
Years before this modern knowledge of insulin dependency and poor metabolism, Ayurveda advises that Rasa, or direct food digestion, aids proper menstruation. As a result, it's crucial to think about it. Hormone treatment can help you get your period for a few cycles, but it won't fix your overall system. Things will improve permanently if we can balance the metabolism.
Balancing hormones: PCOD, as we all know, is all about hormones. As a result, it's critical to work on them. However, at Elite Ayurveda, we see this as a last option. Because tampering with the hormonal system is not recommended. We must let the body's inherent healing power correct the situation. When we are unable to restore these hormones, we seek out remedies to assist the body in regaining hormonal equilibrium. As a result, we employ medications and panchakarma treatments as needed.
Removal of excess doshas: Panchakarma is the final treatment option. When the PCOD problem is severe and chronic. It is critical to eliminate the deep-seated doshas from the body. As a result, we will be able to permanently correct the entire system. In most cases, individuals with PCOS come to us because they are infertile. It is critical to ensure rapid outcomes in such situations. As a result, due to the urgency of the situation, we chose the final line of therapy.
Each patient receives a customized treatment plan based on her individual health demands as a result of PCOS. Such a tailored strategy aids in the natural rebalancing of hormones. Ayurvedic treatment focuses on restoring tissue nourishment, correcting imbalances in the body's dosha-bio-energies, and stimulating metabolism. Ayurvedic remedies also aid in the slow and healthy loss of weight, as well as the reduction of hair, facial hair development, and acne. As a result, Ayurvedic therapy not only aids in the management of PCOS, but also in the restoration of health and well-being.
Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD) and Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOS) are commonly used interchangeably. They are linked because they are both related with the ovaries and cause infertility.
In PCOS, however, the ovaries create abnormally high quantities of androgens, which raise testosterone levels and cause hirsutism. They also have an impact on the formation of healthy eggs. Some of the eggs develop into cysts, which are liquid-filled sacs that form up in the ovaries and can expand.
Due to hormonal abnormalities, mature eggs do not get expelled and gather in the ovaries in PCOD. These imbalances interfere with follicular development during the ovarian cycle, causing afflicted follicles to stay in the ovary. Ovulation does not occur when the follicles do not develop.
In layman's terms, polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which two or more of the following conditions occur:
The specific causes of PCOS is unknown. The following factors, on the other hand, may be important:
Each month, the ovaries release an egg as part of a healthy menstrual cycle. PCOS is a condition that affects women. When reproductive hormones are out of balance, it affects the egg's growth. Either the ovary fails to produce an egg or the procedure takes too long. As a result, irregular or missing menstrual cycles occur, which can lead to the following:
In the absence of effective therapy, PCOS is a chronic illness that can last a lifetime. If this is not treated or manages, it may lead to further complications like:
The menstrual cycle, its physiology, and disease are discussed extensively. These allusions may be found throughout Ayurveda's original text. As a result, we must examine these references with one goal in mind: to answer the problem. Ayurveda uses the terms Doshas and Dhatus to communicate, thus we must be familiar with these terms.
But, first and foremost, the menstrual cycle is described as "Aartava," and any references we found for Ayurvedic PCOD therapy are based on the same notion.
Menstruation has its own set of doshas. It's difficult to say which dosha is more closely linked to the menstrual cycle. Every dosha is a part of the procedure.
In a nutshell, all of the doshas are involved in the menstrual cycle. Because Vata fails to stimulate the flow and Kapha prevents it, both Vata and Kapha are crucial factors to consider while dealing with PCOS.
Because the reproductive system is inextricably linked to Vata dosha, it is more necessary to consider Vata Dosha. However, when we look at the reasons, we find that the majority of them are related to Kapha Dosha. Obesity, insulin resistance, and male hormones are all indicators of Kapha dosha. As a result, for Ayurvedic therapy of PCOS, we must examine the Kapha Dosha once again.
Which Dhatu do we need to re-establish?
Aartava is a Rasa subdomain. The first and most important element that comes from food is rasa. As a result, menstruation is linked to food and the first degree of nutrition. Finally, Ayurveda's approach to PCOS is as follows:
Vata is unable to commence the menstrual cycle. Because Kapha is interfering with and slowing the procedure. This occurs often due to the fact that food disturbance is quite mild. Our eating habits fluctuate, and this has an impact on the reproductive system.
When properly calculated, this simple Ayurvedic concept may be turned into results. The therapy for PCOS that we use is based on the same calculation.
To summarize, Ayurveda connects healthy ovulation disturbance to Kapha and Vata Dosha imbalances. The hollow space of the reproductive cavity represents Akasha Mahabhuta, or Space, in the female body. Vata is in charge of follicular movement, or the breach of the ovarian wall that releases the developed ovum, as well as the movement of fimbriae, or the finger-like projections that guide the ovum down the fallopian tubes and into the uterus, throughout the ovarian cycle. Kapha nourishes the uterus, promotes follicular growth, and assists in the development of (fertilized) eggs into fetuses. Hormones, according to Ayurveda, symbolize the 'fire' aspects of human tissue, and hence, Pitta Dosha, which represents change, much as Vata stands for movement and Kapha for consolidation and security.' An unbalanced Kapha's cool and sticky properties impair the digestive fire, or Agni, which affects the metabolic rates of the tissues, or dhatus. Rasa dhatu (lymph and plasma), medha dhatu (adipose tissue), and artava dhatu are the dhatus that are impacted in PCOD (the female reproductive system).
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Ayurvedic approach in the treatment for PCOS will include multiple approaches for complete treatment. It can include treatments to reduce the size of the cyst, normalize the menstrual cycles with zero side effects and also normalizing the metabolism of the body.
Generally, 3-6 months of regular monitoring and treatments are essential in most of the cases but anyways, the duration depends on various parameters which vary from case to case.
It is high time now that you concentrate on your PCOS symptoms and get treated. If you are expressing the symptoms of PCOS then, your body's normal functioning is not retained. If the treatment is not done, you may end up in complications of PCOS
Most common complication is Infertility. Other complications include any abnormalcy in the uterus or ovaries or the tubes due to PCOS. There can also be other Endocrine related issues which may be caused by untreated PCOS
Symptoms of PCOS may be from common irregular menstrual cycles, mood swings, varied hormonal levels, infertility and other associated symptoms.
Acne can be a symptom of an underlying condition of any hormone related, Gastrointestinal related and Liver related issues. So getting treated with Acne can be a part of the treatment of any other underlying condition.
Considering the dietary regulations, medicine advice and lifestyle modifications, it takes anywhere between 3-6 months in severe cases and the duration varies from case to case.
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