You are bound to go through a roller coaster of emotions. Acne, obesity, hypertension, facial hair, irregular periods, sluggishness, and hair loss make a regular appearance in your life. And let’s not talk about the rising craving for sweets.
It is true that Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) puts you through a lot more than you can handle. Worrying is a futile exercise here. What needs to be done immediately is resorting to natural tips. Try a few natural means for PCOS treatment and find yourself in the right spirit to take on your life with a smile.
Some of us might mistake the symptoms of PCOS with PCOS itself. You might want to consult an Ayurvedic doctor, who’ll diagnose if you have PCOS or not.
9 natural ways for PCOS treatment
1. Choose a healthy lifestyle
Did you know that fine-tuning your lifestyle to suit your health can totally reverse the effects of PCOS? For instance, you can adjust your work timings in such a way that you get a minimum of 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
Does your work give you stress? You can beat stress at the workplace by following a few simple tips. As far as possible, complete your work and avoid carrying it home.
The lesser you are stressed, the faster you’ll recover.
If you are having difficulty in sleeping, a tablet of Narayan Kalpa after dinner may help. It is an Ayurvedic medicine that helps de-stress both mind and body and induces sleep. Moreover, it has no side-effects. But, we advise that you consult one of our Ayurvedic doctors.
2. Bust some stress
Problems always come knocking at your door unwelcomed and stress tags along with it. Stress comes in all forms – anxiety, impatience, irritability, restlessness, hypertension, and even mood swings.
An immediate sign of being overpowered by stress is low prana (life force energy). When our prana level is high, we are naturally happy and relaxed, and that’s where meditation comes to the rescue. It boosts the energy levels phenomenally and we find ourselves free of negative emotions.
Hari Om meditation, in particular, is an effective PCOS treatment. It is a meditation where our attention is guided to energy centers in the body, releasing stress and unblocking our energy channels. It helps in the proper flow of energy. Dr. Shiksha Thakur, an Ayurveda expert, confirms that most of her patients who tried this meditation on a regular basis have given positive feedback.
3. Burn the excess fat
PCOS is a condition where cysts develop around your ovaries. These cysts are fat and your body cannot metabolize them. However, there is nothing to worry because you can burn it through exercise. “If you are obese, you need to get rid of the extra fat, especially that which has deposited around your abdomen,” added Dr. Thakur.
It’s also advisable to do Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). It is an excellent way to lose fat. It exercises all parts of the body and is equivalent to a rejuvenating full-body massage.
4. Listen to your body
If you have been skipping or having late breakfast, you may want to revisit your morning routine. An empty stomach might give you a headache. The digestive fire is at its peak in the morning and slows down towards the end of the day. If this fire is not fed with food, it burns our head instead and causes migraines.
It is advisable to have breakfast within 2 hours of waking up. If you find it difficult to eat in time, then grab an apple or some fruit at the least. This will regulate your sweet intake because your blood sugar level might shoot rapidly at times, encouraging excessive insulin production, which puts you at a higher risk of diabetes.
Care about your food
- Avoid fried food/junk for breakfast as they can make you feel sick.
- Try the wholesome and nutritious fruits, milk, nuts, oats.
- Eat fiber as it balances sugar levels and helps in removal of excessive estrogen.
- Avoid street, sour and spicy food and pickles.
- Avoid sweet, as those with PCOS are at a higher risk of diabetes.
- Avoid coffee. It stimulates insulin production and often has an adverse effect on you.
- Avoid other caffeine products too.
- Learn the Ayurvedic style of cooking.
- Consume coconut water to cool the system.
Written by Ravisha Kathuria based on inputs from Bharathy Harish, Faculty, The Art of Living and Ayurveda Dr. Shiksha Thakur, an Ayurveda Expert.
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