- by Dr. Mini Nair
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- Mar 28 2017
Role of ayurveda in treating PCOD
PCOD or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is seen in 20% of the women population. It is one of the major causes of infertility in women. People generally present with increased menstrual flow, or cessation of menstrual cycle, hirsutism or unwanted hair growth or other symptoms related to Polycystic ovaries.
This is because of there is male hormone in the blood an increase in the insulin levels in the blood and causes the ovulation to stop. Since this is a metabolic disorder, there is a sluggishness in the metabolic activities leading to imbalance in the kapha dosha, followed by apana vaayu. The seat of the apana vaayu is the abdominal pelvic area resulting in number of conditions like obesity and irregularity of menstrual cycle. So when a person comes to us with these complaints, we have to see that their basic metabolic activities is improved, for which certain medicines are incorporated, followed by shodhana therapy.
There are various ways we handle this. If obesity is the cause for PCOD, then we need to handle obesity first, we start with treatments like virechana. Virechana helps to improve their ovulation and followed by udvarthanam, which is dry powder massages.
Here we use choornams like kolakulathadhi choornams, kottamchukkadi choornam, triphaladi choornam, followed by swedana therapy is also incorporated here. After this there comes specific treatments like vasthi. Vasthi with sahacharaadi thailams is very good for ovulation and uttaravasthi which works fantastic for PCOD. The treatment modality is not only to see that their menstrual cycle is fit, but also to see that the person is totally fit and fertile for which certain medicines, oral preparations like ashokarishtam, kumaryasavam chandraprabha vati. These medicines not only regulate the cycle by also see that her overall fertility has also improved.
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