The Jiva TeleMedicine Center (TMC), a first-of-its-kind concept in the world, was established in 1998 as an integrated center of telephonic health consultation. Today, we have on board 125 Ayurvedic doctors and consultants who provide free health consultations to 5,000 patients daily. More than 70% of these people call us from remote Indian towns and villages – such as Churu, Jhunjhunu, Jharsuguda, Betul, and Baran, among others – where authentic medical facilities are not easily available. The Jiva TMC specializes in the treatment of both, regular and chronic disorders. We have successfully treated numerous cases of Diabetes, Arthritis, Migraine, Hypertension, Obesity, Sexual Problems, Skin Diseases, and all kinds of Women’s Disorders.
Read on to know about how Jiva helped a patient suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) treat her menstrual disorder and infertility with the help of customized Ayurvedic medicines, diet and lifestyle plans.
Mrs. Ruchi Khanna (name changed), a 27-year-old married IT executive from Indore (Madhya Pradesh), called the Jiva TMC in May 2010 in a severe state of depression. She had been suffering from Amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) and Infertility for the last seven years. She was also suffering from weight gain, feeling of heaviness, hyperacidity, constipation, hirsutism and hair fall. Her state of prolonged Amenorrhea had resulted in severe depression. And, the worst part was, all the associated stress and tension were further aggravating her condition. All these symptoms were indicative of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, one of the most common female endocrine disorders.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (also known as Polycystic Ovary Disease) is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. A common endocrinal disorder, it affects approximately 5-10% women of reproductive age (15-45 years) and is one of the leading causes of infertility or menstrual disorders in women.
Patients suffering from PCOS have multiple cyst formations in their ovaries, which result from disruptions in their normal menstrual cycle. As a result, the ovary becomes enlarged and produces excessive amounts of androgen and estrogen hormones. This excess, along with the absence of ovulation, causes infertility, acne, and growth of extra facial and body hair. Insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity are closely associated with PCOS as visible symptoms.
The Ayurvedic View
According to Ayurveda, PCOS can be caused due to an imbalance of any of the three doshas (Ayurvedic humors), the prime ones being Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water). Aggravated Pitta causes contamination of the dhatus (tissues) like rasa (nutrient plasma) and rakta (blood). This further causes accumulation of ama (toxins) in the weaker channels of the body.
In the case of PCOS patients, these toxins get accumulated in the manovahi strotas (channels of the mind), leading to an imbalance of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland. This condition results in imbalance of female hormones and increase in Kapha, which causes formation of ovarian cysts (collection of fluids within an ovary), anovulatory periods (no ovulation) and other symptoms.
Jiva’s Customized Treatment Plan
In the case of Mrs. Khanna, Jiva’s main challenge was not only to handle her physical imbalance, but also help her come out of depression. After analyzing her case history in detail, our TMC doctor created a tailor-made treatment plan for her, consisting of authentic herbal medicines, diet chart as well as a lifestyle plan.
As part of our treatment, we administered cleansing herbal formulas to remove accumulated toxins from the manovahi strotas and balance the hormones. This was followed by the use of Pitta and Kapha pacifying herbs in order to facilitate the cyst-breaking process, and aid in normalizing the cycle of ovulation and menstruation.
Mrs. Khanna’s diet and lifestyle plan contained some simple suggestions that could facilitate improvement in her condition:
Choose low glycemic index foods – such as cauliflower, tomatoes, onions, peaches, apples, grapefruit, etc. – as they help in slowing the rise in blood sugar levels
Exercise on a regular basis in order to keep your weight in check
Avoid refined flour and sugary foods
Have at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day to increase the immunity of the body
After taking Jiva’s medicines for three months, Mrs. Khanna witnessed remarkable improvement in her condition. Her menstruation became regular, which was a very significant achievement. Her body started feeling light and her mind relaxed. She continued with the medication for another six months. Eventually, she lost seven kilos of weight and noticed reduction in hair fall. Moreover, her menstrual cycle was completely regulated now, leading to balancing of hormones in her body.
Mrs. Khanna is presently undergoing special treatment for strengthening her reproductive system and helping her in conceiving.
“I was in severe depression when I contacted Jiva. A sense of inferiority had seeped into my life due to prolonged infertility and amenorrhea. Jiva’s medicines not only normalized my menstrual cycle, but also helped me get back my confidence and come out of depression. Thanks to Ayurveda, I am now positive about embracing motherhood soon.”