Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age whose ovaries produce multiple eggs. Over time, those eggs become cysts on the ovaries. Many women undergo hormonal medication that causes unusual side effects. Also, too much consumption of insulin with high levels of the luteinizing hormone can also lead to increased production of the male hormone, which is known as testosterone, in women’s ovaries. This reduces the chances of conceiving and leads to infertility. A healthy lifestyle, natural therapies, as well as Ayurveda, can help you prevent such diseases.
In Ayurveda, PCOS is determined as a Kapha dosha disorder. Atharva dhatu is the tissue that is responsible for reproductive functions in the female body and the channel that carries the reproductive fluid is called atharvavaha strota. In PCOS, these strotas are blocked by over accumulation of Kapha dosha, and the 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 the 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 for 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 the future.
Yoga Asana And Its Benefits To Treat PCOS
Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, and natural therapies are beneficial for almost every type of disease and disorder, such as diabetes, sugar, PCOS, PCOD, obesity, stress, anxiety, and a lot more. An Ayurveda practitioner would definitely recommend you to go for yoga & meditation, and natural therapies when you are facing PCOS or PCOD disorders. There are many yoga poses that help women reduce their stress and anxiety, especially during periods.
- Corpse pose (Shavasana)
- Mill Churning Pose (Chakki Chalanasana)
- Bharadvaja’s Twist (Bharadvajasana)
- Reclining butterfly pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Diet recommendations for PCOD
Food items must be included by PCOD patients in their meal
- Spices such as cinnamon and turmeric
- Dark red fruits such as Beetroot, crimson grapes, Blueberries, Cherries, and Blackberries.
- Natural and unrefined foods
- Fishes with high omega fatty acids such as tuna, salmon, sardines, and mackerel.
- Dark chocolate in moderation
- Intake of healthy fats such as coconuts, Oil, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, olive oils, and avocado.
- Leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, kale
Healthy Lifestyle in PCOD/PCOS
- Avoid daytime sleep
- Exercise daily till you get a good sweat
- Lead active life
Role Of Panchakarma In The Management Of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) has been known as a major disorder that doesn’t undermine the reproductive health of women but also affects the quality of life and esteem. This is a metabolic disorder with an imbalance of multiple hormones. PCOS is a complex disorder and hence requires dietary modification and a skillful combination of ayurvedic medications. As per the beliefs of Ayurveda, panchakarma is the best way to treat PCOS in a natural way as it does not carry any kind of side effects. Panchakarma therapy actually works on imbalanced hormones, insulin resistance, sluggish metabolism, and imbalanced fat. Keep reading this blog to learn about panchakarma therapies that are useful for treating PCOS in an efficient manner.