PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) can throw life in jeopardy. A disorder of the endocrine system, PCOS is characterized by the formation of a cyst or multiple cysts in the ovary of a woman of reproductive age. More than often, PCOS affects the ovulation process giving rise to many complications including infertility and menstrual problems. In women with PCOS, the level of the hormone androgen is found to be quite elevated. While conventional treatments and surgical options are available, people are gradually switching over to Ayurvedic treatment. With a holistic approach amalgamated with a healthy diet and beneficial modifications and lifestyle changes, Ayurveda has been instrumental in treating the condition of PCOS with elan. In this article, we will discuss the Ayurvedic approach to deal with PCOD and the associated symptoms.
To enjoy a sound and disease free health, a proper balance and equilibrium between the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) are essential. A disruption of the dosha balance can, in turn, trigger contamination and impairment of the any of the seven Dhatus or tissues (Rasa Dhatu, Rakta Dhatu, Mamsa Dhatu, Meda Dhatu, Asthi Dhatu, Majja Dhatu, Shukra Dhatu) leading to a build-up of internal toxins (Ama).
In PCOS, there is vitiation of the Kapha Dosha that goes on to block the Vata and Pitta Doshas. The vitiation affects the Rakta and Rasa Dhatu which triggers the Ama to build up in the Manovahi Strotas (mind channels). This acts as a catalyst resulting in a hormonal imbalance with the symptoms and complications characteristic of PCOS.
Ayurvedic Treatment for PCOS
Once the trigger for PCOS has been diagnosed, the next step involves cleansing (detoxifying) the body of the harmful Ama through