Ayurvedic Management of Infertility due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – A Case Study
Keywords:Polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, case report
Motherhood is a beautiful feeling in a woman’s life. Inability to give birth to a baby isa very pathetic condition for a woman. Infertility is the failure to conceive neven after one or more years of regular unprotected coitus. Even though both male and female factors contributeto infertility female are little more affected. Incidence of infertility is rising globally due to improper life styles. PCOS is a
life style disorder that is very common among women of reproductive age group. In this case a 27 year old woman approached the OPD of Prasuthi tantra and Streeroga of Govt. Ayurveda Collage Hospital for Woman and Children Poojappurawith a complaint of inability to conceive even after 5 years of unprotected sexual life and intense desire to get pregnant. She had irregular
menstrual cycles and was diagnosed with bilateral PCOS. Based on Ayurvedic classics the features of pushpagni jathaharini is found very similar to this condition. The treatment adopted were to alleviate kapha and vata. The treatments were given to regularise the menstrual cycle, to produce healthy ovum and to improve the qualities of garbhasambhava samagri. Both sodhana
as well as samana chikitsa were given. Uttaravasti as a sthanika chikitsa also contributed much in this case. After 6 months the patient got conceived and delivered a healthy female baby.