PCOS is a hormonal health disorder that affects women of reproductive age causing infrequent or prolonged menstrual cycles or excess production of male hormones or androgen levels.
Ayurvedic treatment for PCOS:
Ayurvedic treatment of PCOS may differ from one practitioner to another. The Ayurveda treatment for PCOS involves the use of specific herbs to promote and maintain the hormonal balance in women.
The medicine prescribed by the Ayurvedic practitioner may include:
Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is a herb that improves stress levels and overcomes PCOS symptoms.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon helps regulate menstrual cycles among women with PCOS.
Turmeric: Turmeric serves as an active anti-inflammatory agent thus helping PCOS.
PCOS symptoms and signs
Most common PCOS symptoms include:
Irregular menstrual cycle: Refers to the absence of menstruation.
Severe bleeding: The menstrual cycle intervals will be longer than usual.
The hair growth or hair loss: Refers to Hirsutism which is excess hair formation.
Acne breakout: Severe acne breakouts will occur on the face, chest, and back.
Most women with PCOS are likely to be significantly overweight.
Thinning of scalp hair: Results in hair fall on the scalp.
Skin darkening: Skin darkens on the groin area and below the breasts. The formation of dark patches of the skin occurs.
Headaches and migraines: In some women, the hormone fluctuation results in severe headaches and migraine.
Irritability or depression: PCOS women will experience stress, anxiety, depression, and irritability.
PCOS Treatment in Ayurveda
PCOS is a condition that requires early diagnosis and when long-term management is carried out, it prevents long term complications.
PCOS treatment in Ayurveda recommends
Virechana or Detoxification and purification procedure, Nasya, Shirodhara, and Uttarbasti.
Diet and lifestyle modification are highly recommended.
Ayurvedic therapies include yoga and breathing exercises such as pranayama.